Anthropology in Motion (AIM) is a curriculum-based on ethnographic scientific research-that uses problem and project based learning (PBL) techniques to elevate youth’s ability to think critically and creatively.
1. A PBL task is presented to youth.
2.Participating youth engage in photographic investigations that address each new PBL task assigned to them.
3. Participating youth are given a specific time frame to bring the task into completion. A rubric is also distributed and explained so youth can self evaluate their performance.
4. Youth work collaboratively to address and complete PBL tasks.
Youth enhance their social emotional skills that encourages them to work collaboratively with their peers, problem solve in a group, and resolve inner and external conflict .
The idea is that learning occurs in any setting, not just schools. Therefore, AIM is focused on the different tiers of learning; The process of becoming in schools, the process of becoming in the community, and the process of becoming in a system.
The goal of AIM is to become part of the core curriculum in primary and secondary schools around the world.