Capturing archaeological performance on digital video: Implications for teaching and learning archaeology

07th November 2013

LR Figure 2Sarah Colley and Martin Gibbs

In 2009 we produced a series of edited video clips to demonstrate practical methods to archaeology students at the University of Sydney. The videos were made publicly
accessible on the internet via YouTube and incorporated into teaching of an undergraduate archaeological field methods unit in 2010 and 2011. This paper outlines the authors’ experiences of making and using the videos for teaching and discusses results of student questionnaire feedback about the videos and the unit. The results provide insight into the effectiveness of different ways of teaching practical archaeology in the context of large class sizes and limited resources, and the potential of using digital video technologies to communicate archaeology to students and other audiences.

Figure caption: Comparison of 2010 (n=46) and 2011 (n=26) responses (published in Australian Archaeology 77:122).

Colley, S. and M. Gibbs
Capturing archaeological performance on digital video: Implications for teaching and learning archaeology
Dec 2013
77
120–126
Article
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