Sustainable Heritage Management Foundation Course
Module 5: Heritage Education and Interpretation (HED)
Led by: Ahmedabad University
Aim: Ensuring that local stakeholders, visitors, decision-makers and the wider public are aware of heritage properties, their purpose and values, and how they are governed and managed.
This module will begin on 5th February 2021.
I. INTRODUCTION AND MODULE OBJECTIVES
The Sustainable Heritage Management Foundation Course is introduced by UNESCO Bangkok in cooperation with Think City Institute and the Asian Academy for Heritage Management. It focuses on the ‘Core Competencies’ defined under the new “Competence Framework for Cultural Heritage Management.” Participants are expected to develop capacities to respond intelligently and effectively to the real-world demands in sustainable heritage management.
This module will cover the topic of Heritage Education and Interpretation (HED) as one of the core competencies identified under UNESCO’s recently published Competence Framework for Sustainable Development.
Module Objective: Ensuring that local stakeholders, visitors, decision-makers and the wider public are aware of heritage sites, their purpose and values, and how they are governed and managed.
Module learning outcomes:
- Appraise the importance and concepts applicable in heritage education and interpretation, as a key aspect of sustainable heritage management.
- Apply pedagogical and interpretive techniques to prepare educational and interpretation materials as relevant to convey the heritage values and management processes.
- Promote inclusion of diversity and application of technology in educational and interpretive practices in sites management.