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Unit details

SLE795 - Planning and Techniques for Interpretation

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 3: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQE742

Unit chair:

Suzanne Nunn

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

This unit is delivered in a Campus Based Delivery mode. Students attend 3 x 1 week intensives per trimester

Note:

Enrolment in this unit is handled by the Institute of Koorie Education.

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit begins by considering the role and relationship of interpretation in communicating the values and significance of a heritage site and its conservation management. This is followed by discussing the ideas, principles, strategies and stages of interpretive planning, and then examining the range of communications and techniques available to the heritage interpreter. These include face-to-face presentations such as talks, demonstrations and tour guiding, as well as interpretation based on the written word, such as signs and brochures. We also consider the role and design of websites and online information, audiovisuals, interactives and the visual and performance arts. The process of interpretation planning for a heritage place is examined, including assessment of significance, the visitor experience, concept development and design. Throughout the whole process students are reminded of the importance of constant evaluation and reflection. Issues of the control and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage are considered in relation to community cultural protocols.

Assessment

Plan of interpretation 20%, design of an interpretive device 40%, presentation of a guided tour 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2250$2900

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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