COURSE DESCRIPTION

Heritage intepretation


Programme:

Comparative Studies of Ideas and Cultures (3rd level)

Modul:
Human Geography

Course code: 94
Year of study: Not specified


Course principal:
Assist. Prof. Aleš Smrekar, Ph.D.

ECTS: 6

Workload: lectures 45 hours, seminar 45 hours
Course type: general elective
Languages: Slovene, English
Learning and teaching methods: lectures, discussion classes

 

Course syllabus (download)

Prerequisits:

Second-cycle Bologna degree in the relevant track or a university (level VII) degree.

 

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • understanding of heritage in contemporary society,
  • the principles and objectives of the protection of heritage,
  • heritage in cultural landscape as a synergy between security and development,
  • importance and protection of tangible and intangible heritage in the landscape,
  • planning of heritage interpretation,
  • eco-museum as an example of heritage network,
  • interpretative infrastructure indoors and outdoors,
  • interpretative tools,
  • development of interpretative content.

 

Temeljni literatura in viri / Readings:

  • Beech, M.G. Foxton Canal Museum. Visitor and Heritage Centers. Medmrežje: https://www.waterways.org.uk/pdf/restoration/muse- um__visitor_and_heritage_centres (19. 11. 2019)
  • Carter, J. 2001: A sense of Place – An interpretive planning handbook, Medmrežje: http://portal.uni-freiburg.de/interpreteurope/service/ publications/recommended-publications/carter_sense-of-place.pdf (13. 11. 2019)
  • Heritage 2019. Medmrežje: www.unesco.org/culture/heritage/intangi- ble/treasures/html_eng/method.htm (20. 3. 2019)
  • Howard, P. 2003: Heritage: management, interpretation, identity. London & New York.
  • Risk, P. 1995: Interpretation and Emotion: Making Heritage Live. Faculty publications Texas.
  • Tilden, F. 1957: Interpreting our Heritage. North Carolina.

 

Objectives and competences:

The main aim of the course is to present the challenges of researching heritage interpretation. Special emphasis will be on understanding the changing relationship to the heritage.

Student will gain profound knowledge and management skills in working with the heritage interpretation. Student obtains theoretical and practical knowledges on heritage interpretation.

The students will receive following skills:

  • knowledge about the perception development of evaluation and heritage protection,
  • to distinguish the methods and concepts of heritage interpretation,
  • capability to individually valuate heritage with different interpetative tolls,
  • competency to define the most efficient methodological approach.

 

Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

  • understanding of the heritage importance,
  • the knowledge of the contemporary approaches,
  • a comprehensive evaluation of the heritage interpreation,
  • the practical knowledge of critical identification, evaluation and design of the heritage interpretation,
  • assessment of individual research plan in the field of the course,
  • carry out a research from the field of the course.

 

Learning and teaching methods:

Types of learning/teaching:

  • Frontal teaching
  • Work in smaller groups or pair work
  • Independent students work

Teaching methods:

  • Explanation
  • Conversation/discussion/debate
  • Work with texts
  • Case studies
  • Roleplay
  • Field work (e.g. company visits)

 

Assessment:

  • Long written assignments (60 %)
  • Presentations (10 %)
  • Final examination (written/oral) (30 %)

MODULE GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES

Cultural Geography ǀ

Assist. Prof. Jani Kozina, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Enviromental behavior ǀ

Assist. Prof. Aleš Smrekar, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Heritage intepretation ǀ

Assist. Prof. Aleš Smrekar, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Historical geography ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Matija Zorn, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Social geography of karst ǀ

Assist. Prof. Mateja Breg Valjavec, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Social innovations and territory ǀ

Assist. Prof. David Bole, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Sustainable development ǀ

Assist. Prof. Nika Razpotnik Visković, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Territorial governance ǀ

Assist. Prof. Janez Nared, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6