Archaeology in the 21st century faces outward more than inward, with many archaeologists working on projects that actively involve young people, descendant communities, diverse colleagues and clients, and the general public. The ways and means of learning and teaching about the past, as outlined in the curricula of primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools, always reflect the prevalent pedagogies of the age. Our paper comments upon two different ways of learning about archaeology. First, it presents an online university graduate program in Canada for post-Baccalaureate Cultural Resource Management (CRM) practitioners and a module on archaeology and education, which may form part of a variety of Master’s degrees in the UK. Second, it examines the ways in which archaeology has been introduced into a range of subjects in the National Curricula of the UK. Our goal is to inspire critical reflection upon the connections between the social milieu in which we teach and learn and the scope and focus of curricula and pedagogy in archaeology. We conclude with comments on current dynamics and desired futures at the fascinating interface of archaeology and education.
Welch, John R. and Corbishley, Michael
2020 GRAND CHALLENGE No. 4: CURRICULUM DESIGN – Curriculum Matters: Case Studies from Canada and the UK. Journal of Archaeology and Education 4
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