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Readyfor ITt Booklet - Archaeology and Teachers

Readyfor ITt Booklet - Archaeology and Teachers

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Published by David Connolly
This booklet draws attention to the knowledge, skills and attributes that archaeology graduates can bring to teaching.
It provides information to help you recognise how archaeology graduates are potential trainees for teacher training and includes –
■ What is archaeology and what do archaeologists do?
■ What does an archaeology degree involve?
■ What skills do archaeology graduates bring to primary teaching?
■ Why will archaeology graduates make good
secondary teachers?
This booklet draws attention to the knowledge, skills and attributes that archaeology graduates can bring to teaching.
It provides information to help you recognise how archaeology graduates are potential trainees for teacher training and includes –
■ What is archaeology and what do archaeologists do?
■ What does an archaeology degree involve?
■ What skills do archaeology graduates bring to primary teaching?
■ Why will archaeology graduates make good
secondary teachers?

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Published by: David Connolly on Dec 14, 2008
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‘Archaeology is time travel. It's about the magical links between yesterday and today. It's the assertionof the lives of ordinary people and the story of how they have interacted over the centuries with their environment. Above all archaeology is an act of the imagination. Why would you not want an archaeology  graduate to teach your children?’
Tony Robinson
Ready for ITt!
Archaeology graduates into ITT
 
Few archaeology graduatesare accepted on ITT courses,presumably becausearchaeology is not amainstream subject. There area few archaeology graduateswho have been accepted onITT courses and are nowsuccessful teachers, howevermany more have beendiscouraged from applying orhave been unable to secure aplace on an ITT course.
‘At a time when all  subjects in secondary  schools are experiencing a shortage of specialist teachers, we see archaeology graduates being turned away fromteacher training by a great  many institutions. It cannot  be right to prevent eager  archaeologists fromentering teaching.’
Council for British Archaeology
‘I decided to do something a bit more meaningful…a PGCE seemed the best option…However this is where I hit  a stumbling block!I had great difficulty convincing universities archaeology was a suitable subject to teach…I became disgruntled and ended up returning to archaeology.’
 Alison Hamer, Education Officer,Hampshire and Wight Trust forMaritime Archaeology
Why should you consider archaeologygraduates for ITT?
This booklet draws attentionto the knowledge, skills andattributes that archaeologygraduates can bring toteaching.It provides information tohelp you recognise howarchaeology graduates arepotential trainees for teachertraining and includes –
What is archaeology andwhat do archaeologists do?
What does an archaeologydegree involve?
What skills do archaeologygraduates bring to primaryteaching?
Why will archaeologygraduates make goodsecondary teachers?
 
‘The knowledge, skills and cross-disciplinary  nature of archaeology will  provide many graduateswith the necessary foundation to go into history teaching. Thecurrent reforms to the history curriculum with an increasing emphasis ondeveloping the skills of  historical enquiry and onthe important role of the heritage sector in interpreting the past  means that archaeology  graduates are well placed to make a real contribution to teaching and learning of history inour schools.’
Jerome Freeman,QCA Adviser for History.
What is archaeology?
 Archaeology is the study of past people through theobjects and traces they leftbehind. This study can befrom any period from the veryrecent past right back toprehistory. Objects caninclude the remains of thepeople themselves (skeletons,mummies), the things theymade, wore, used or even ateand the places they lived,worked, worshiped or visited.
What do archaeologistsdo?
Their work is wide-ranging,including excavation and fieldsurvey, conservation andresearch into finds, themanagement of computerdatabases, illustration andaerial photography,interpretation and exhibitiondevelopment, liaising withmuseums, planning control,geophysical survey, thescientific study of biologicalremains, and universityteaching. Many go on tospecialise in one or moreareas depending on theirstudy, interests and expertise.‘Four key contexts provide thefoundation on whicharchaeology degreeprogrammes are based:historical and social; ethicaland professional; theoretical;and scientific. Archaeology provides aunique perspective on thehuman past, on what it is tobe human. As the only subjectthat deals with the entirehuman past in all its temporaland spatial dimensions, it isfundamental to ourunderstanding of how weevolved, how our societiescame into being, and howthey changed over time. Archaeology can be definedas the study of the humanpast through material remains(the latter is an extremelybroad concept and includesevidence in the currentlandscape, from buildings andmonuments to ephemeraltraces of activity; buriedmaterial, such as artefacts,biological remains, andstructures; and writtensources). Archaeology'schronological range is fromthe earliest hominins millionsof years ago to the presentday, its geographical scope isregionally-specific butworldwide, its scale of enquiryranges from distributions andprocesses of change at theglobal scale and overmillennia down to the actionsof individuals.’
QAA benchmark statement  August 2006

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