Subject: Heritage Interpretation
Course: Heritage Interpretation
ECTS credits: 3
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester (winter)
Status: elective
Method of teaching: 1 lecture hours and 1 hours of seminar weekly
Prerequisite: n/a
Assessment: written report (project) & preliminary exam

Course description:
Introductory lecture (defining concepts); Heritage and space (geography of heritage, museology outside the museum, heritage studies); Historical development of heritage interpretation; Main goals and motivations for heritage interpretation; Roles and importance of heritage interpretation; Principles of interpretation (the six basic principles, modern principles of interpretations); Specifics of heritage interpretation in a given context; First person and third person interpretation, live interpretation, museum theatre, living history, staging, role play, storytelling; Centres for interpretation, visitor centres, heritage trails; Heritage Interpretation and Environmental Education; Planning and management of heritage interpretation; Design of interpretative heritage project, methods of assessment and evaluation; Professionalism and training for heritage interpreters; Presentation of students project - analysis and evaluation; Closing lecture and evaluation

Course objectives: To enable students to understand the basic ideas and concepts of heritage interpretation. Introduce students to a variety of methods, tools and techniques of heritage interpretation as well existing (and possible) ways of its practical implementation. To train students (in teamwork) to develop plans and implement projects within the field of heritage interpretation.

Reading list:
1. Pierssené, A. Explaining Our World : Guide to Environmental Interpretation. London : E & FN Spon, 1999.
2. Heritage interpretation centres: The Hicira handbook. (eds.) Pere Izquierdo Tugas, Jordi Juan Tresserras, Juan Carlos Matamala Mellin. Barcelona : Diputació de Barcelona. Institut d'Edicions, 2005.
3. Beck, L.; Cable, T. Interpretation for the 21st Century. Fifteen Guiding Principles for Interpreting Nature and Culture. Champaign : Sagamore Publishing, 2002.
4. In-Herit Professional Development in Heritage Interpretation (Manual). Landcommanderij Alden Biesen: Bilzen, 2016.
5. Tilden, F. Interpreting Our Heritage. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 1977..
6. Ham, S. H. Interpretation : making a difference on purpose. Golden, Col. : Fulcrum, 2013

Additional reading list:
1. Carter, J. A Sense of Place - An interpretive planning handbook. Scottish Interpretation Network : Tourism and Environment Initiative, 2001.
2. Blockley M., Hems A. (ur.) Heritage Interpretation. Abingdon : Routledge, 2006.
3.Graham, B.; Ashworth, G. J.; Tunbridge, J. E. A Geography of Heritage: Power, Culture and Economy. London : Arnold, 2004.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.