Several of the key texts dealing with pedagogy – archaeological or otherwise – are listed below. The literature in the field is vast and diverse; therefore this should not be taken as an exhaustive list. Sources are grouped under three headings: Bibliography, websites, and Downloadable file. The first two categories have further been subdivided into subheadings for archaeology and general pedagogy. The websites are limited to sources focusing on pedagogical issues or those having content beneficial to instructors. The downloadable files include both file designed or adapted for this website as well as links to a few useful articles available on the World Wide Web.
Bibliography: pedagogy sources
Some references, especially journal articles, are available through online sources. In those instances, we have included the OCLC number from WorldCat in order to facilitate searching.
Aitchison, K. and M. Giles. Employment and Curriculum Design. Guides for Teaching and Learning Archaeology 4 Available online at
Anderson, D. G. 2000 “Archaeologists as Anthropologists: The Question of Training.” 141-146.
Archaeological Pedagogies. Entire issue (Vol. 36 no. 2 ) of World Archaeology devoted to teaching archaeology (Check your university for availability or online subscription [WorldCat OCLC : 2243103]).
Bender, S. J. and G. S. Smith. 1998. “The SAA's Workshop on Teaching Archaeology in the 21st Century: Promoting a National Dialogue on Curricula Reform.” SAA Bulletin 16(5):11-13. Available online at http://www.saa.org/publications/SAAbulletin/16-5/SAA10.html
Bender, S. J. and G. S. Smith, eds. Teaching Archaeology in the Twenty-First Century. Washington, D.C.: Society for American Archaeology, 2000.
- Bender, S. J. 2000. “A Proposal to Guide Curricular Reform for the Twenty-First Century.” pp. 31-48.
- Bense, J. “Archaeopolitics: The Political Context of Archaeology.” pp. 83-86.
- Fagan, B. M. “Strategies for Change in Teaching and Learning.” pp. 125-131.
- Krass, D. S. “What Is the Archaeology Curriculum?” 9-15.
- Lynott, M, and V. P. Steponaitis. “Training Students in Archaeological Ethics.” pp. 53-57.
- Pyburn, K. A. “Altered States: Archaeologists under Siege in Academe.” pp. 121-124.
- Schuldenrein. “Refashioning Our Profession: Practical Skills, Preservation, and Cultural Resource Management.” pp. 133-139.
- Schuldenrein, Joseph and J. H. Altschul. 2000. “Archaeological Education and Private Sector Employment.” pp. 59-64.
- White, N. M. 2000. “Teaching Public Archaeology at the University of South Florida.” pp. 111-113.
Carlson, D. L., ed. “Archaeologists in Computerland: From Database to Cyberspace.” Archaeology and Public Education 8.1. Washington, D.C.: Society for American Archaeology, Public Education Committee, 1998. Available online at http://www.saa.org/PubEdu/a&pe/vol8-no1.html .
Michaels, G. “Education in Archaeology: Professional Training and Popular Education.” pp. 192-193 in The Oxford Companion to Archaeology. B. M. Fagan, C. Beck, G. Michaels, C. Scarre, and N. A. Silberman, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. 192-193.
Pyburn, K. A. “What Are We Really Teaching in Archaeological Field Schools?” pp. 213-223 in L. J. Zimmerman, K. D. Vitelli, and J. Hollowell-Zimmer, eds. Ethical issues in archaeology . Walnut Creek/CA: Altamira Press in cooperation with the Society for American Archaeology, 2003.
Schuldenrein, J. “Changing Career Paths and the Training of Professional Archaeologists: Observations from the Barnard College Forum, Part I.” SAA Bulletin 16.1 (1998): 31-33. Available online at http://www.saa.org/publications/SAAbulletin/16-1/SAA20.html
_________. “Changing Career Paths and the Training of Professional Archaeologists: Observations from the Barnard College Forum, Part II.” SAA Bulletin 16.3 (1998): 26-29. Available online at http://www.saa.org/publications/SAAbulletin/16-3/SAA12.html
Walker, M. and D. J. Saitta. “Teaching the Craft of Archaeology: Theory, Practice, and the Field School.” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 6.3 (Sept 2002): 199-207 (Check your university for availability or online subscription [WorldCat OCLC : ])
More extensive bibliographies can be found on the following webpages, “Incomplete Bibliography on College and University Teaching (UIUC)” and “Selected Bibliography on College and University Teaching” (compiled by Pro. Michael Loui, UIUC).
Boyer, Ernest L. Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate. Princeton: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1990.
Chickering, A. W., Z. F. Gamson, and L. M. Barsi. Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. Racine/WI: The Johnson Foundation, 1989. Available online at http://web.grcc.cc.mi.us/ctl/7princip.htm
Feldman, K., A. and M. B. Paulsen. Teaching and Learning in the College Classroom. 2 nd edition. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 1998.
Kennedy, D. Academic Duty. Cambridge/MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.
McKeachie, W. J. McKeachie’s Teaching Tips. Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. 11 th edition. Boston-New York: Houghton Mifflin Company 2002.
M.A.T.R.I.X. (Making Archaeology Teaching Relevant in the XXI Century)
The Higher Education Academy Subject Center for History, Classics, and Archaeology
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/
Chronicle of Higher Education http://chronicle.com/ (Check your university for availability or online subscription [WorldCat OCLC : 1554535])
College Teaching http://www.heldref.org/ct.php (Check your university for availability or online subscription [WorldCat, OCLC : 11658781])
“The Course syllabus as a scholarly Document”
“The Teaching Portfolio” (H. B. Rodriguez-Farrar)