The Archaeological Skills Self-Evaluation Tool kit (ASSET)
The tool kit is a digital resource that can be completed on-line and the results printed. It has been designed for users with little or no previous experience of archaeological fieldwork. It will give them an idea of their potential to successfully complete various archaeological tasks, their physical and cognitive abilities and their possession of a number of transferable skills related to participating in archaeological fieldwork.
It is important to understand that abilities and skills are not static; they change and develop with experience and time. It is therefore essential that the potential identified by the tool kit be tested in the field so that the actual skills and abilities can be determined in a real life context. By doing this, the user can identify their areas of strength and weakness and develop a sense of self-awareness through self-discovery when participating in fieldwork.
The tool kit can be used several times so that the development of skills and abilities can be tracked over time, and after each period of participation in fieldwork. The incorporation of transferable skills into the tool kit gives it uses beyond the context of simply obtaining and developing practical archaeological skills. It can be easily integrated into programmes of Personal Development Planning (PDP) and Careers Management Skills (CMS).
Read the tool kit introduction.
Register and sign in to use the tool kit.