Reviewer g.guslini | Review

#418 Research-Oriented Learning and Teaching in Anthropology as Educational Dialogue between the Generations

Coresponding author's contact details

First name Nora Middle name Christine Last name Braun
Title Dr. Organization / Institution - Department n/a
Address Haldenweg 22 Postal / Zip code 72138 Country DE
E-Mail Hidden Phone number Hidden Presenting author Yes

Co-authors (0)

No Co-authors found.


Abstract title

Research-Oriented Learning and Teaching in Anthropology as Educational Dialogue between the Generations

Abstract text

Research-oriented learning is a teaching and learning method that has met with increasing interest in recent years in university and school didactics. At several anthropology departments it is an integral part of the curriculum, and it is also used in the teaching of anthropology at school. At the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Tübingen, for example, the so-called WILLE-project (2016 - 2019) specifically promoted seminars based on the method of research-oriented learning in combination with service learning. The method of research-oriented learning enables students to become active themselves, to get involved into the anthropological research process, and to experience how scientific findings are produced. At the Tübingen Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, research-oriented learning methods were used in seminars on the topics of immigration society and education. In the course of time it became apparent that this method not only provides students with the opportunity to develop their own scientific questions and to practice anthropological methods. It also allows a dialogue to develop between students and teachers, which may provide the lecturer with thought-provoking ideas and insights for his or her own research. Research-oriented learning is thus not simply an exercise but has the potential to initiate a process of scholarly collaboration between anthropologists and students of anthropology and to contribute to gaining anthropological knowledge. This paper presents what this dialogue could look like in concrete terms using the example of the seminars conducted at the Tübingen Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Conference topic

Panel no. 54 - What Can Anthropology Offer and What Can It Receive from the New Generations? How to Set up a Bottom-Up Teaching and a Bidirectional Relationship

Preferred format


Abstract Review

This abstract was reviewed on 2021-01-04 13:28h by g.guslini

Reviewer decision