Teaching with Primary Sources at Washington & Lee University: Humanizing History and Engaging with the Topics of Today
Kiser, Paula S.
Sources - study and teaching
Humanities - study and teaching
Humanities - sources
Education - study and teaching
Study and teaching
MetadataShow full item record
A white paper about W&L humanities undergraduate faculty's teaching practices related to primary sources written as part of the Ithaka S+R project Teaching with Primary Sources.The Washington & Lee University Library conducted a series of semi-structured interviews in Fall 2019 to investigate the practices of Washington & Lee University (W&L) undergraduate instructors who teach with primary sources. The project’s scope included only interview participants from the humanities and social sciences. This local project is part of a suite of parallel studies housed at 25 institutions of higher education in the United States and United Kingdom, coordinated by Ithaka S+R, a not-for-profit research and consulting service. From these interviews, the researchers identified five major themes: how faculty learned to teach with primary sources and how they disseminate knowledge on the subject; how they utilize a variety of types and formats across primary sources; how instructors find, organize, and share primary sources; how they employ primary sources to reach pedagogical goals through innovative methods of classroom praxis, including the incorporation of digital tools and methodologies; and how instructors use campus resources, specifically Special Collection & Archives and Museums at W&L. The information presented within these themes sheds light on the need for educational and outreach opportunities broadly related to improving primary source literacy; exploring a scaffolded approach to teaching with primary sources; creating a personal approach to organizing primary sources; and learning about locally available primary sources.Ithaka S+R
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Universal Primary Education in Nigeria and Uganda: Restore the Teaching Profession, Restore Democracy Birdwhistell, Daniel M. (2001)If they [Nigeria and Uganda] are unable to provide quality education to go along with the universal access to primary education, their systems of education will fail and larger notions of participation and national ...
Excessive Individualism and the Rhetoric of Poverty: How Personal Responsibility and Dependency Do Not Teach a Man to Fish Hamp, Caroline F. (2015)We live in a world where institutions can’t be trusted, individualism is one of the highest shared values, and we miss a sense of community. How does this atmosphere and outlook on life affect our discussion of poverty? ...
Busse, Emma L. (2015)Standard American English (SAE) has emerged as the dominant language in traditional American marketplaces because of the affiliation of SAE with certain social groups. Many students in America, however, grow up in homes ...