Teaching about Southeast Asia to undergraduates at an American liberal arts college presents several challenges. At my institution, it is the only course on the region in the curriculum; thus no preparation, and no follow-up. I have therefore struggled with the approach that I should take–pulled between a wish for students to gain an empirical understanding of Southeast Asian life, and a desire to have them learn the concepts and theories of critical inquiry. Obviously I am still learning how to successfully accomplish such an ambitious undertaking.
How to CiteWilliamson, T., 2009. Teaching Modern Southeast Asia. ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, 16(2), pp.72–85. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/ane.225