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Introduction to Natural heritage (e-learning)


The training Introduction to natural heritage is aimed at learning about and understanding the importance of crossing disciplinary boundaries between green and archaeological heritage in managing and safeguarding cultural landscapes and natural monuments. It reflects upon the various aspects of cultural landscapes, the role of heritage in society, and strategies for sustainable management.

The course is conducted in an assisted distance training mode. It means all training materials are provided online and the training process is supervised by a teacher. The training process is composed of five modules on the Edumatic system. 

Training timetable

Work with module 1/2. Introduction on the plurality of stakeholders and views on heritage and landscape conservation. History and overview of the main treaties and instruments that are in use to preserve natural heritage. 

Work with module 3. Seperation of domains affect both heritage management practices, though there are chances for collaboration.

Work with module 4. Strategies for collaboration between the two domains.

Work with module 5/case study. Crossing boundaries between the heritage sectors and different areas of expertise such as landscape planning and public involvement. Managing the Wadden Sea as a cultural heritage site: an example of externa integration. 

Evaluation of the course
Practical information

Course data:
There is no course data because it is an individual course that will take a 2-3 hours study per week.

Training materials:
Training materials will be provided as multimedia and interactive e-learning courses available online in the system e-learning platform trainings for each part of the training. Each trainee is obliged to get acquainted with all these materials according to the training timetable as presented in the table above. 
dr. Heleen van Londen (UVA).

Target audience:
The training is directed to professionals working in the archaeological heritage sector or in public services at a practical level and/or policy level and who want to gain an understanding of new cultural heritage management issues at a National and European level. 

Training objective:
The major objective of the training is to show the benefits of crossing the boundaries between the disciplines of ecology and archaeology in sustainable landscape heritage management.

Prior knowledge on the subject is not required.

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