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Teaching Relevance: Making Social and Historical Sciences Matter to Today’s Students

Facilitator: Steve Renette, CETLI Grad Fellow, AAMW and Diego Arispe-Bazan, CETLI Grad Fellow, Anthropology
Convener: Professor Megan Kassabaum, Anthropology

Like it or not, as college-level instructors, we are situated at the front lines of the battle between “academia” and “the real world.” At this workshop, we will discuss how to make it clear to students why the social and historical sciences matter. We will brainstorm strategies for dealing with the highly pre-professional climate at Penn and talk through methods for demonstrating how students can apply what they learn in class to non-academic settings, something that is essential to Penn’s new LPS curriculum.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Art & Archaeology of the Mediterranean World and Anthropology departments and so may be most useful to students in related fields.

Counts toward the CETLI Teaching Certificate.

Registrations are closed for this event

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

12:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Room 345
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
Event Participants:

School of Arts & Sciences

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