Cultural Heritage: Aesthetics, Learning and Reflexivity
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The course discusses material cultural heritage (art, objects, buildings, and other physical formations) and immaterial cultural heritage (narratives, traditions, practices, knowledge, and other immaterial values).
One focal point of the course is the concept of cultural heritage, its definitions and uses in different contexts for different purposes (for example, pedagogical, commercial, political, ideological). The process of ongoing reinterpretation of cultural heritage to make it relevant for education will be discussed. Of special interest are cultural heritage and cultural environments for educational goals and to further reflexivity, for instance in regards to the aesthetic questions and critical analysis of meaning and values that specific cultural heritage is thought to convey or carry. Through these discussions - and through questions of inclusion and exclusion - the concept of cultural heritage is specified.
Course description Au2020 (218 Kb)
The course consists of the following course units:
Course Unit 1: Cultural Heritage and Its Narratives, 5 credits
This unit discusses theoretical, practical and scientific approaches to Cultural Heritage Studies. Didactic, pedagogic, critical, and aesthetic perspectives on cultural heritage practices and narratives are presented and discussed. This includes basic terminology and examples of cultural heritage research.
Course Unit 2: Cultural Heritage and Aesthetic Forms of Communication, 2,5 credits
This unit discusses aesthetic forms of communication that can be used to develop the didactic, pedagogic, and critical dimensions and how they intersect with cultural heritage and different target groups. This knowledge will be applied in practical assignments and an examination that aims at presenting and reflecting on a cultural heritage practices for a specific target group.
Distance, no compulsory meetings.
The course unit Cultural Heritage and Its Narratives, 5 credits is examined on the basis of:
- an individual written assignment in the form of a take-home examination
The course unit Cultural Heritage and Aesthetic Forms of Communication, 2,5 credits is examined on the
- a logbook of the project process
- an aesthetic representation of a chosen cultural heritage for a specific target group
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