"Because It Is My Culture": Technology and Agency in the Overseas U. S. Cultural History Classroom

Mancini, JoAnne Marie (2010) "Because It Is My Culture": Technology and Agency in the Overseas U. S. Cultural History Classroom. Journal of American History, 96 (4). pp. 1127-1132. ISSN 00218723

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Abstract

The article presents the author's reflections on her experiences as a teacher of U.S. history and culture at several universities in England and Ireland, discussing the challenges she faced in teaching the material, her engagement with the different cultural and historical attitudes of the students, and the larger benefits of teaching trans-cultural studies. Comments are given focusing on her course work on the internet and the role of agency in historical studies. Anecdotes are provided describing her experiments in generating and analyzing U.S. cultural media with her students, highlighting its successes and failures.

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Additional Information: Mancini, JoAnne Marie 1,2; Email Address: joanne.mancini@nuim.ie; Affiliation: 1: Lecturer, department of history, National University of Ireland Maynooth 2: Visitor, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study; Source Info: Mar2010, Vol. 96 Issue 4, p1127; Subject Term: CROSS-cultural studies; Subject Term: CULTURAL studies; Subject Term: INTERNET in education; Subject Term: HISTORY; Subject Term: UNITED States -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: STUDY & teaching (Higher); Subject Term: UNITED States; Subject Term: IRELAND; Subject Term: ENGLAND; Number of Pages: 6p; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CROSS-cultural studies; CULTURAL studies; INTERNET in education; HISTORY; UNITED States -- Study & teaching; STUDY & teaching (Higher); UNITED States; IRELAND; ENGLAND
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2015 08:41
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015 08:45
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/2853

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