In the summer term 2012, I am organizing the seminar “Public and Interdisciplinary Communication in Social and Cultural Anthropology” at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna. More details on the seminar’s objectives, methods and topics can be found here in German: http://www.philbu.net/courses.html#details
A first round of brainstorming with the students about social and cultural anthropology in relation to “the public” and forms of interdisciplinarity resulted in this mind map (German):
Budka, P., Schallert, C., Mader, E. “Interactive technology enhanced learning for social science students”, Paper for ICL Conference 2011, Piestany, Slovakia, 21-23 September 2011.
This paper introduces the case of an interactive technology enhanced learning model, its contexts and infrastructure at a public university in the Bologna era. From a socio-technological perspective, it takes a look at the conditions and challenges under which this flexible learning model for the social sciences has been developed. Furthermore, selected evaluation results, including experiences and expectations of social science students, are discussed. The paper concludes that it is possible, with the appropriate didactical model, to create and facilitate interactive student-centered learning situations, even in “mass lectures”.
Payrhuber, A., Schallert, C., Budka, P. 2010. Blended Learning in der gemeinsamen sozialwissenschaftlichen Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase an der Universität Wien (Blended learning in the joint social science introduction and orientation phase at the University of Vienna). In Hamburger eLearning-Magazin: eLearning in Massenveranstaltungen, 5 Dec. 2010, 21-24. (PDF)
eLearning in Form von Blended Learning wird in der gemeinsamen sozialwissenschaftlichen Studieneingangsphase der Universität Wien verwendet, um interaktive Lehr- und Lernsituationen in Massenlehrveranstaltungen zu kreieren und um studentische Selbstlernprozesse zu unterstützen.
SOWI-STEOP an der Uni Wien
In the winter term 2010/2011 Philipp is giving a lecture on media ethnographies in the context of an anthropology of media technologies at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna. By using different case studies, the lecture aims to highlight the importance of ethnography in understanding media phenomena.
For more information in German go to: http://www.philbu.net/courses.html