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Re: [SACC-L] Online Courses: Another Question

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  • mep1mep
    I am curious what you might suggest as a way for students to construct anthropological knowledge that might somehow be different than an engagement with
    Message 1 of 3 , May 31, 2009
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      I am curious what you might suggest as a way for students to "construct" anthropological knowledge that might somehow be different than an engagement with content.

      Pam

       



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      From: "Lynch, Brian M" <blynch@...>
      To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2009 3:43:07 PM
      Subject: [SACC-L] Online Courses: Another Question






      In all of the conversations about online courses, it seems that the predominant mode of teaching/learning seems to be that of content-delivery. I am wondering if anyone is offering anthropology courses that take a different approach-- one in which instructors serve as facilitators of discovery, and guides in the process of "construction" of knowledge? With all of the potential for innovation and access that has been promised by new technologies over the past decade (at least), it seems that the putative "paradigm shift" from "teaching to learning" discussed by Barr and Tagg in 2005, is still slow to shift.

      This reminds me of the insight (however apocryphal) that when film first was being used to create movies, people produced movies by setting up typical stage productions and then filmed them. It took quite a shift and quite a range of developments for the fuller creative potential of film production to be liberated from the constraints of a stage-production mindset.

      Any anthro innovations going on out there?

      Brian

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