civic role of university

Learning while walking in the forest: Where the village practices shifting cultivation

Every day, the youth of Huay Hin Lad Nai community go into the forest to find food. The forest serves as the local supermarket. Accompanying them into the forest today are students from Chiang Mai University, who are part of school's Ethnic Studies and Development program. Both the students and the youth group wake up early at 5:00 a.m to go and learn in the forest together. The local youth share stories about shifting cultivation, properties of variety of vegetables and herbs, and their way of living with the forest and nature.

Connecting curriculum with community

I am Zin Mar Latt, Anthropology Department, University of Mandalay, and I am also member of HaB project organized by Dr. Thidar Htwe Win, Professor and Head of Anthropology department, University of Mandalay. The objective of HaB project is to create curriculum for community engagement pedagogy. I am interested in exploring how to link urban anthropology, which I teach my students, with community engagement. It was important to understand the dynamics first and we went on a field visit to Taughtaman village.

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