Playin' Mas, Play and Mas | A Pedagogical Journey of Children in Caribana

About the Project

The digital book "Playin' Mas, Play and Mas | A Pedagogical Journey of Children and Caribana" resulted from a unique collaboration between York University Libraries, the Office of the Vice Provost Academic, and several ORUs - The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas, the Center for Refugee Studies,  the York Centre of Asian Research and the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Funded by the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) and the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences for Teaching and Learning, the collective collaborated to develop a guide for instructors  that would build capacity among faculty and librarians in the digital humanities and social sciences to support teaching and learning. Specifically, the guide will address various ways to incorporate digital content into courses, curriculum development, best practices for digitization and digital content curation, as well as intellectual property assessment.

In order to do so, each ORU selected one collection to digitize and feature. The Research Assistants, created DHSS projects that would from the basis of learning how to replicate and do digital work in undergraduate classrooms. Each research assistant was required to build a digital archive, create an exhibit and develop document analysis assignments intended for completion by undergraduate students.

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