Joan Barnatt and Marna Winter publish article
The article is titled "Using Cultural Artifacts to Understand Self and Other: A Global Exchange in Elementary Classrooms."
Joan Barnatt, Assistant Professor of Education, Marna Winter, Lecturer in Education, published an article titled "Using Cultural Artifacts to Understand Self and Other: A Global Exchange in Elementary Classrooms" (2014) in Ohio Social Studies Review. This paper describes collaborative efforts among university faculty, Elon master's students, and cooperating teachers in Alamance-Burlington School System. Highlighted in the article is the use of artifact exchanges, or culture packs, in a technology-based, global exchange between classrooms in South Africa and the United States, to explore the concepts of “self” and “other." The larger project, preparatory lessons, and the exchange are also offered. Important outcomes included critical thinking about representing and interpreting culture, developing critical and complex questions, and anchoring and extending content knowledge. This is a thematic issue of the journal, addressing global education in K-12 schools.