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AIM708 - World Heritage and International Heritage Practice

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Kristal Buckley
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

On campus students are required to attend 4-days of intensive classes during the trimester

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities equivalent to 1-hour per week, including a minimum of 1 scheduled online seminar each trimester

Content

The unit will introduce international heritage practices in cultural heritage through a focus on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and other UNESCO Conventions and programs. The Unit will familiarise students with the strengths and weaknesses in the philosophy, system and processes of World Heritage; and will identify key contemporary issues including the divergence in heritage approaches between different world regions, the intense tourism pressures on World Heritage sites and the need for more effective monitoring mechanisms. The unit will develop student skills in identifying and interpreting the outcomes and futures for international heritage systems.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Understand the emergence and operation of global instruments for cultural heritage, including the World Heritage system, and place these within their international and regional contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Apply the concepts that underpin the World Heritage system and other international conventions for culture, and demonstrate an understanding of the regional and cultural differences in approach and their influences on international ideas and practices

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO3

Critically review the values and issues as they apply to particular international heritage case studies, developing professionally sound arguments that draw on adequate and relevant research

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Reflect on the achievements and shortcomings of the World Heritage Conventions and associated global mechanisms that recognise and protect cultural heritage

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO5

Effectively communicate international heritage processes and concepts in written form

GLO2: Communication

ULO6

Understand the ethical issues involved in professional practice in this field

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Quiz 1   10% Week 4
Assessment 2 - Quiz 2   10% Week 9
Assessment 3 - Report 2000 words 40% Week 6
Assessment 4 - Essay 2000 words 40% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: AIM708 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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