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AIM723 - Heritage Interpretation

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Offerings: Trimester 1
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:J Sweet
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

Module 1: Planning Integrated Programs

  • Definitions of interpretation

  • Introduction to principles of, and approaches to, learning in a preservation environment

  • The role of visitor research

  • Outline of communication techniques and activities

  • Establishing objectives and developing ideas and themes

  • Setting selection criteria for interpretive media
Module 2: On-site Programs
  • The design and implementation of a range of public programs that communicate the significance of collections and sites. Examples might include:

- presentations such as guided tours, talks by professional staff and lectures;
- 'meet the curator', 'behind-the-scenes' tours and 'hands-on' activities;
- audio-visual, sound and light and multi-media; involving volunteers;
- programs for schools and other educational audiences;
- performances, literary events and drawing.

 

Module 3: Off-site Programs

  • The design and implementation of a range of public programs that communicate the significance of collections and sites to audiences beyond the walls of a museum or the boundaries of a site. Examples might include:
- outreach programs for particular communities; enthusiast tours, expeditions and field trips;
- role of publications;
- use of web-sites for interpretive programs;
- special events and celebrations.

 

Assessment

Three assignments: 2x1250 words each, 25% each, 1x2500 words, 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$680$680$680$1950$2513

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
**** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2005
***** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2006
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

8th June 2007