Ivonne Dutra Leivas is doctoral student at Grasca – graduate school in contract archaeology.
In my licentiate thesis I investigate how educational programs for schools are implemented within the framework of contract archaeology. I study the underlying incentives that motivate public outreach within contract archaeology, who carries out the outreach and what impact educational programs have on schools. I aim to explore how public outreach within contract archaeology can be organized to meet schools´ demand for knowledge and activities. With an interdisciplinary approach, taken from archaeology and educational sciences, the goal is to instigate a dialogue between the scientific community and contract archaeology, as well as between contract archaeology and schools.
As a primary goal, midway into in my doctoral degree, I have for my licentiate thesis chosen to study the practices of public outreach at urban excavation sites in Sweden, specifically studying outreach practices towards schools.
I also discuss how contract archaeology in the future can make possible broader collaborations with schools. This serves as an introduction to how archaeo-didactics can evolve bringing together contract archaeology's goals and potential in an educational situation, with the needs and goals of school education.
In my doctoral thesis, I will examine what kind of prerequisites there are within the discipline of archaeology for enhancement of an archaeo-didactic field. Furthermore, I will explore what an archaeo-didactic field can encompass and in what way an archaeo-didactic can serve as a tool to improve the collaboration between contract archaeology and the schools.
Article in journal (Refereed)
Högberg, A., Alfsdotter, C., Dutra Leivas, I., Eboskog, M., Engström, E., et al. (2021). Uppdragsarkeologins möjligheter : Nya sätt att tänka om en samtidsverksamhet i en framtidsbransch. In Situ Archaeologica. 15. 5-30.
Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
- Dutra Leivas, I. (2020). Stadsarkeologi, Förmedling och Skolan : Bortom historieämnets horisont. Licentiate Thesis. Växjö, Linnaeus University Press. 174.