Summer school

Dato: 16.08.2021 - 21.08.2021
Sted: Jelling

Cultural heritage: Issues of national identity, cultural tourism and education

The summer school course is a BA-level course which aims to give participants a comprehensive approach to cultural heritage that encompasses both a tourism, museum and educational perspective on the subject.

Course description

The course will give participants tools, knowledge and skills concerning cultural heritage which can be applied in a comprehensive and reflexive way in future studies or professional work. The course content will focus on cultural heritage, including its definitions, manifestations, and use. The course will particularly discuss cultural heritage in relation to four key topics:

  1. general and cross-cutting issues concerning cultural heritage,
  2. the relationship between cultural heritage and identity/national identity,
  3. the relationship between cultural heritage and cultural tourism/destination development, and
  4. the relationship between cultural heritage and education/pedagogy.

The 5 ECTS course is arranged by UCL in cooperation with The University of South Eastern Norway (USN). The course is open for all interested participants with formal educational qualifications and is especially suited for students or professionals with interest in in the above-mentioned cross-disciplinary approach to cultural heritage and in hands-on involvement of cultural heritage in your work/study.

The course is especially suited for students or professionals with interest in a cross-discipli­nary approach to cultural heritage and hands-on application of cultural herita­ge in your studies or profession. This could be students of Teacher Education, Social Education, Pedagogy, Social Work and Students working with tourism, hospitality management and events.

The three-week summer school is planned for 9 -27 August 2021 as an online – onsite – online learning experience. The onsite week takes place in Jelling, Denmark from 16-20 August 2021. The summer school is a 5 ECTS course taught in English for students from across multiple disciplines and countries.


Learning outcomes

The summer school will give participants tools, knowledge and skills concer­ning cultural heritage, which can be applied in a comprehensive and reflexive way in future studies or professional work. The course content will focus on cultural heritage, including its definitions, manifestations, and use.

Knowledge:

  • basic knowledge of concepts, perspectives, and types of cultural heritage and their institutions (formal and informal).
  • basic knowledge of processes affecting the understanding, conservation, use and impact of cultural heritage (like globalization, climate change, sustainability issues etc).
  • basic knowledge of a selection of cultural heritage and/or cultural heritage sites, their history and development.
  • thorough knowledge of uses of cultural heritage in relation to personal and group identity (like national identity), the education system, and the economy (cultural tourism/destination development).

Skills:

  • basic skills in reflecting upon cultural heritage as a source of identity-making for oneself and others, intercultural conflict, injustice, inequality, and for improving intercultural dialogue and understanding.
  • comprehensive skills in cultural heritage communication, both orally, written and digitally in relation to different types of audiences and groups of the population (including children and youth).

General competencies:

  • basic competence in cooperation with heritage professionals, public sector and civil society for tourism and/or the education sector.
  • basic competence in sense of initiative concerning uses of cultural heritage sites or objects.
  • basic skills in learning to learn about cultural heritage in a life-long learning perspective.


Teaching methods

Prior to the summer school week, the participants will work individually or in groups with literature studies and a minor initial assignment regarding cultural heritage from their local communities. The assignment must be submitted before the first day of the course and will be included and reflected upon during the course.

The week in August will consist of group work, lectures and visits to cultural heritage sites. Afterwards the participants will work individually or in groups on an assessment.

Specialization is possible both through the initial work, parts of the week and with the assessment. This will be on a subject the participants choose themselves.


Assessment

To pass the course, participants are required to participate actively in all parts of the course - studying the basic course material, doing the initial assignment, participating in the one-week course in August and handing in the assessment for evaluation.


Relevance for practice and employment

During the course, the participants will work with examples from practice, and visit a number of cultural heritage sites in relation to the overall themes of cultural heritage, national identity, cultural tourism and education. Upon completion, the participants will be able to use their knowledge, understanding and ideas of dissemination in their further studies and integrate it into their future professional work.

Marie Bonde Olesen Adjunkt

Practical information

The summer school is a BA-level course of 5 ECTS and is arranged by UCL in cooperation with The University of South Eastern Norway (USN).

When:

August 16-21 to August 15 (week 33), 2021

Where:

Denmark, Jutland, Jelling

Accommodation:

We can assist in finding accommodation

Transportation:

Nearest airport Billund, Bus/Train to Jelling

Price:

Students - free of charge, non-students - 2950 DKK

Deadline for application:

May 15, 2021

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Contact:

Marie Bonde Olesen, mbol1@ucl.dk