Center for Research on Teaching Excellence
Grasping the Materiality of the Past: Digital Archaeology in Lower-Division Courses
- Author(s): Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, Paola
- et al.
Archaeology is a material, embodied discipline; communicating this experience is critical to student success in lower-division courses. This article presents an overview and case study of how a digital approach to laboratory work can positively affect student learning. Virtual reconstruction serves, then, as an important bridge from traditional coursework to fieldwork. Highlighted curriculum samples include ill-defined problem sets, which help to scaffold students towards this fieldwork laboratory experience.