Tasmania and Australia are rich in history and heritage. What gets presented and celebrated however is contested and challenged. This unit does not only introduce a critical reading of heritage, it offers tools and frameworks for participants to reflect and be cognizant of the challenges of presenting the past, and address difficult challenges in offering heritage to the community and to tourists. Being sensitive and balanced is necessary but what that means is contested. By addressing difficult issues, this unit provides guidance on how to create, formulate and mediate exciting and meaningful heritage experiences. The unit is taught face to face from Port Arthur in week 6 of semester two, in an intensive block mode, over 4 days. Attendance is compulsory. Following the intensive block teaching, you will complete your assignments online.
|Unit name||Critical and Contested Issues in Cultural Heritage|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
Professor Can Seng Ooi
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Identify and explain the protocols, conventions and Acts of Parliament that underpin the development of cultural heritage tourism products.
- Synthesise the current and future challenges for cultural heritage managers in a tourism context
- Critically evaluate options for managing cultural heritage experiences in a sensitive and ethical manner
- Effectively communicate the challenges of tourism growth in a chosen heritage site
|Band||Field of Education|
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Task 1: Executive summary of the protocols, conventions and acts that guide a cultural heritage site, 1000 words or equivalent (30%)
Task 2: Detailed Tourism Site Plan of a current contested location (55%)
Task 3:Oral presentation of the challenges of tourism growth in a chosen heritage site, 15 minutes (15%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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