Inclusive, Accessible, Archaeology
Authors: Phillips, T., Gilchrist, R., Hewitt-Taylor, J., Le Scouiller, S., Booy, D. and Cook, G.
Publisher: Higher Education Funding Council for EnglandAbstract:
This project addresses the dual issues of disability and transferable skills in the teaching of archaeological fieldwork.
It aims to increase the awareness of disability issues in Archaeology, to improve the integration of disability in fieldwork teaching, and to increase students' awareness of their development of transferable skills for the transition to employability. We will bring together the expertise of archaeology subject specialists with professionals in the design and management of Inclusive Environments, in order to analyse archaeological activities, skills and environments. The emphasis is on the development of a self-assessment tool kit for physical and psychological abilities in fieldwork; this tool will increase students' awareness of their development of transferable skills and promote careers management skills. The outcome of the project will be to effect a change of emphasis from 'disability' to ability: rather than excluding or categorising individuals, students will be engaged actively in assessing their own skills.
Preferred by: Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor