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Cultural Heritage and National Identities

Short-term programme of , 10 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Teacher's training

Institution UCL University College
Campus UCL Education and Social Sciences - Jelling
Duration 12 weeks
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
The course Cultural Heritage and National Identities looks upon how our ideas of national identity, group identity and cultural heritage is closely interlinked in a relationship that is constantly reproducing itself through both the cultural heritage sector (museums), the education system (schools), our daily lives (material e.g. cultural landscapes, urban spaces, artefacts, monuments, buildings), and intangible and immaterial cultural heritage (e.g. traditions, behaviour and interpersonal approaches).

Target Group

The module is relevant for university or university college students in the following fields: Teacher Education, Social Education, Early Childhood Education, Pedagogy and Outdoor Recreation Studies.Students from other disciplines are welcome to contact the international coordinator to explore the possibility of enrolment in the module.

Learning Outcomes

The module is equivalent to 10 ECTS with possibility of extension to 15 ECTS; see below.The module is composed of common core content and self-chosen content, which offers the opportunity to organize the study in accordance with the interests of the participants.It consists of two elements – a theoretical and comparative element – and an embedded practical element.  Thus, there is the possibility of extending the practical element for exchange students by 5 ECTS with the agreement of their home institution and UCL University College.

The student will gain knowledge or understanding of
  • both various institutional and scholarly definitions of and forms of cultural heritage (“classical”, intangible, traditions, immaterial etc.)
  • how conceptions of cultural heritage influence historical consciousness
  • the connection between cultural heritage and national identities
  • how cultural heritage and both national and other identities are interlinked
  • concrete examples of how the cultural heritage sector is used to strengthen identities in both Denmark and the students’ home country (-ries).
Embedded practice placement
  • Week 45, 46, 47, 2020
  • Field studies (practice) and/or observational placement in local museums or cultural institutions
  • In weeks 45, 46, and 47 the students will be observing, collecting data and/or applying knowledge in areas of interest and pertinent to their areas of specialization.

    Autumn 2020

    Application date
    May 15
    Start date
    Sep 28

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