Welcome to the Subject Centre's Archaeology pages
The Subject Centre is a community resource, offering the opportunity for archaeologists to communicate, help one another, and to respond creatively to the challenges and opportunities that face our discipline. We aim to support and enhance the educational development of archaeology throughout the UK, whilst respecting the rich diversity of teaching and learning contexts and traditions through which our discipline has evolved.
For our major activities include:
Research into key areas in the discipline, including the Role of Fieldwork, issues in Employability, Graduate Careers, Assessment, and Diversity.
Workshops on key themes: National Occupation Standards, Diversity, E-learning, supporting Postgraduate Teachers and New Lecturers.
Resources, such as the Archaeology Image Bank, Guides to Teaching & Learning in Archaeology, and a journal - Research in Archaeological Education, all of which are freely available from our website. Along with useful links.
Liaising with key national bodies to inform policy.
Providing grants for the development of learning and teaching in archaeology projects. Current projects include E-learning, fieldtrips, the use of DVD in teaching field techniques, group work and using quantitative data.
Supporting sustainability of the discipline, including archaeology and the 14-19 curriculum, Widening Participation, citizenship, and working with Postgraduate Certification in Education (PGCE) institutions.
Support for existing Access Archaeology projects and Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Facilitating communication, keeping the community up-to-date with archaeological events and event RSS feeds and developments in teaching and learning in archaeology through our extensive mailing list.