The aim of this module is to bring together the three elements of the degree ¿ History, Heritage and Education - by providing students with the opportunity to consult with heritage professionals about a designated task; engaging them in developing a learning resource based on a heritage collection or site, and requiring students to reflect on learning in professional contexts.
In Semester 1, students will be introduced to the demands of the module and the use of relevant materials (artefacts, archives or historical sites) and then directed to develop a learning resource specific to the chosen area of study. After initial consultation with heritage professionals they will engage in research and background investigation, individually and collectively to prepare a proposal e.g. identifying strategies for developing learning opportunities for visually impaired visitors around a group of artefacts, preparing an exhibition, trail, leaflet or web-based material for a specific group of visitors/learners. This detailed proposal will be submitted at the end of semester 1 after discussion with the relevant heritage professional and tutor. Students and their tutor will meet at various stages during semester 1 to consult about the stages of their investigation. In Semester 2, after an initial meeting with their tutor, students will work with heritage professionals, prepare a portfolio and finalise their results in a group presentation. The latter will be presented at the end of the module to a panel consisting of the tutor and heritage professionals.