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Anthropology | Sociology


Ethnography is useful as a pedagogical tool because it uncovers layers of meaning, relies on inductive reasoning, and allows students to generate theory grounded in the empirical world. Likewise, using video project assignments encourages deep engagement, increases student recall of new knowledge, and links visual clues to memory. Video projects also encourage creativity and teach transferable technological skills. In this panel, I explore the pedagogical praxis of combining ethnographic methods, such as participant observation and interviewing, with video-making projects to encourage durable learning. Student co-presenters will show clips from their video projects and reflect on the impact of the assignment.


Presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology 2018 Annual Meeting,