INDG5109 Indigenous Heritage Study Tour

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Non-standard teaching periodExternalMulti-mode
This unit centres upon a study tour of heritage sites in one area, with a specific focus on Indigenous-related topics. It may involve international travel. The unit is generally conducted during the summer or winter vacation. The exact location varies each year. The purpose is to critically assess heritage and cultural management aims and practice within a specific area. Study tours typically last between two and three weeks and cover a wide spectrum of heritage types.

The unit considers the current state of heritage management, conservation, tourism, community and visitor infrastructure, information provision, and marketing in an area. Based on in-the-field interviews and observations, as well as community-based research, students must construct a well scoped and sustainable heritage or cultural management plan for the area. A key consideration is how to create an integrated heritage management process and set of likely outcomes that are rooted in social engagement, and to deliver a quality heritage and cultural management plan that is both sustainable and socially and culturally responsible.
Students are able to (1) make a critical assessment of Indigenous heritage management aims and practice in a chosen area; (2) conduct a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis; and (3) conduct community-based research into management potential and target audiences.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) classroom presentations and (2) cultural management development plan (or equivalent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Grant Revell
Unit rules
HERI5106 Heritage Study Tour
Contact hours
40 hours per week for 2–3 weeks; then occasional meetings during 4 weeks of write-up, scheduled during either the summer or winter vacation
This unit is recognised by the University as a service learning unit. Service learning refers specifically to community engagement activities that are embedded in units of study, being structured and assessed as formal educational experiences.
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