Constructing and Interpreting Heritage Culture
Masters Level Module
This module explores the learning and teaching opportunities that take place in spaces typically defined as places of leisure rather than learning. As the boundaries between formal and informal learning blur alternative sites for learning such as heritage sites (including gardens, zoos and the eco-museum via geo-tourism) have extended their educational remit beyond the pamphlet or guide-book. This module explores and critically appraises the educational potential of these sites and participants will be required to: - critique received views of heritage, culture and history within a multicultural increasingly global context and to offer an alternative perspective on museum and gallery learning; - develop a critical understanding of the contribution the heritage industry can make to building new cultures and communities; - establish the need for criticality in relation to learning and teaching in informal educational sites; - understand the structures and ideologies that sustain heritage culture within the global context of the 'new tourism'.
Museums And Galleries In Education MA