ARCHAEOLOGY AND FORMAL EDUCATION IN THE COAST OF TALTAL- PAPOSO: CRITICAL THROUGHTS ON “PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY”
ARQUEOLOGÍA Y EDUCACIÓN FORMAL EN LA COSTA DE TALTAL-PAPOSO: REFLEXIONES SOBRE “ARQUEOLOGÍA PÚBLICA”
Diego Salazar, Josefina Urrea-Navarrete, Manuel Escobar, Pedro Andrade, Mónica Muñoz, Cecilia Maldonado, Romina Torres and Karina Vargas
In this paper, we summarize the scope of a project that we have developed in order to make a contribution to the training of local critical agents within the frame of the current educational system of Taltal, in northern Chile. The goal of the project is to connect the academic knowledge on the territory and its (pre)history, which we have produced through three successive research projects, with local non-academic knowledge, educational strategies, and teaching-learning methodologies, which meet the objectives of Ministry of Education’s official curricular programs, but from a local context. We also reflect on the possibilities of strengthening the ties between archaeology and formal education within the frame of a critical public archaeology.