To clarify for baffled readers...
first... here is teh site.... have a look.... it is great fun for young
and here is the explanation
The resources found here include:
a.. An Anglo-Saxon virtual village exploration exercise based around the
mythical village of West Mucking
b.. Pack your bag; an exercise in decision making skills, revolving around
the concept of field work planning.
c.. Access to up-to-date datasets, which are locally focussed and are
provided by the general public. Maybe someone's parents in your classroom
has recorded an object with us!
These resources have been built with the help of real archaeologists
including Helen Geake, an Anglo-Saxon specialist who has appeared regularly
on Time-Team and Cei Paynton our Education Officer who has appeared on Time
Team and presents local history stories for the BBC. Real teachers, children
and education specialists have helped too!
The site works through experiential learning and reinforcement and is ideal
for all members of the class, especially those whose learning style is not
best suited by more formal pedagogy.
I don't see any one type of field research being pushed here, only a
sensible, well thought out, useful, enjoyable and educational resource...
that only people who really really want to critisise PAS can find fault
read the testimonials
and perhaps lay this rather sad attempt to put the boot inot PAS to
rest..... the initial post finishes with this line
"It seems to me that for a public body to lean over backwards to create a
fresh generation of detectorists is totally beyond its statutory remit and
unconscionable. Liaison and education by all means. Promotion and
expansion - absolutely not. What on earth are they thinking of?"
for the life of me I can't find any evidence to that effect... so
perhaps Nigel would like to agree he was wrong and lets move on.
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