This distance course offered by Linnaeus University introduces the theory and practice of cultural heritage teaching. Special attention will be given to the reflection over history and cultural heritage’s place in our society, and to practical questions concerning cultural heritage teaching projects. The course illuminates historic environment education from the perspectives of archaeology, heritage studies, pedagogy, didactics of history and museum pedagogy. It discusses the importance of the past and cultural heritage for today’s society and people, as well as the potential of cultural heritage and the historic environment for learning. Special attention will be paid to practical aspects especially in relation to a project in historic environment education.
To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.
However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.
There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.