Cultural Heritage: Issues of national identity, cultural tourism and education is a Summer School initiative at UCL University College’s Campus in Jelling in cooperation with the University of South Eastern Norway (USN). The 5 ECTS course (BA-level) is a one week Summer School in the town of Jelling in August 2021 combined with e-learning activities before and after the stay in Jelling.
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.
Start date: 16 August 2021 (on-campus activities).
9 August 2021 (one week preparation for the on campus course). There will be literature studies and a preparation assignments to be completed before the on-campus activities begin on 16 August. The preparation activities will though be accessible in July.
20 August for the on-campus activities
27 August for the online activities (assessment deadline)
This course can stand alone as a Summer School for 5 ECTS.
It can also be combined with:
The course is open for all interested participants, and is especially suited for students or professionals with interest in in a cross-disciplinary approach to cultural heritage (its relation to national identity, cultural tourism and education) and in hands-on involvement of cultural heritage in your work/study.
The course can be particularly relevant for bachelor or master students of Education and Pedagogy, Social Work and Social Sciences and Humanities, as well as for Tourism and Event students and professionals.
The course will give participants tools, knowledge and skills related to 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. In particular, the course will discuss cultural heritage in relation to four key topics:
The summer school will take a comprehensive approach on cultural heritage that encompasses both a tourism, identity and educational perspective on the subject.
The comprehensive approach is meant to mirror the situation in the cultural heritage and educational sector where museums increasingly is expected to facilitate tourism and not just disseminate history and where demands for sustainability and local partnerships increases the need for cultural heritage institutions to function in close connection with the local society.
As for the educational sector, the approaches in the sector can be used to strengthen cultural heritage institutions outreach to children, family and schools. However, at least in Denmark, both the school and pre-school institutions are expected to use “culture” and cultural heritage as means to strengthen children’s competencies and personal development. Thus, also students in teaching will benefit from knowledge of cultural heritage and the cultural heritage sector.
All teaching and counselling is in oral and written English.
Prior to the on-campus 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 on-campus course and will be included in and reflected upon during the course.
The on-campus week in August will consist of group work, lectures and visits to cultural heritage sites in (the south western part of) Denmark. Afterwards the participants will work individually or in groups on an assessment.
Specialisation is possible both through the initial work, parts of the on-campus week and with the assessment, in a self-chosen subject area.
In order to complete the module and obtain ECTS and a certificate, the student must:
Not applicable for EU/EEA-students and exchange students from partner institutions, all other students must pay. In this case, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Upon completion candidates must have:
The exchange student must hand in a group or individual assignment containing reflections upon themes and issues of the course. Deadline for this is 27 August 2021.
Bachelor exchange students:
As basis for the evaluation, students must prepare an assignment, which consists of two interrelated parts:
The documentation must contain participants reflections regarding theoretic and practical relations between the modules main themes (cultural heritage, education and pedagogy, tourism and economy). It is not a requirement that all main themes are dealt with equally. A specialisation can occur based on the participant’s interests, educational background and/or job.
The module will be evaluated with a passed/failed denotation.
Master students: The assessment criteria for master students from USN will be stipulated separately upon acceptance to the summer school by USN.