SHE Level 5
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code MMV112062
Module Leader n/a
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject History
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Degree in Community Education/APEL route.

Summary of Content

This module is intended to facilitate the greater use of cultural resources (principally in libraries and museums) among community educators. It will:* introduce students to the variety and complexity of cultural resources* offer guidance on the effective exploitation and manipulation of cultural resources* deliver extensive information on existing cultural resources in Scotland and contact details* establish a critical awareness of the policy context within which communities access cultural resources* prepare students for developing partnerships with colleagues in museums and libraries* present case studies of best practice and emerging innovative strategies in promoting inclusion in the cultural sector.


1. Introduction to Cultural Resources/Planning your independent project2. Culture and Community: the policy process/ Culture and competences: role of culture in your professional life3. Exploiting Resources/Creating Resources4. Access: physical and attitudinal/Partnership: building effective relationships5. Case Studies6. Independent Project: Reports/Evaluation and Reflection

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students will:* be able to confidently research cultural resources relevant to their professional life and the needs of the community.* demonstrate an ability to arrange group visits/ facilitate access for a variety of community groups.* offer an evaluation of the role of cultural resources in community education.* critically appraise the role of culture in the context ofa. the philosophical underpinnings of community educationb. LA directives and government priorities across a range of policy perspectives.* demonstrate a solid appreciation of the variety of ways in which partnerships between community education and the cultural sector may be established.* develop a range of resources in collaboration with culture sector professionals pertinent to the goals of the profession (namely: empowerment, participation, inclusion, self-determination, partnership)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

It is envisaged that teaching strategies will include:* lectures* seminars* workshops* directed studyIt is envisaged that learning strategies will include:* reading/ note-taking* oral presentations, peer discussion and debate* team-work* independent learning

Indicative Reading

Howard, Peter 2003 Heritage: Management, Interpretation, IdentityContinuum, LondonCarman, John 2003 Archaeology and Heritage Continuum, LondonSkeates, Robin 2000 Debating the Archaeological Heritage, Duckworth, LondonMerriman, Nick (ed) 2004 Public Archaeology Routledge, London Opening the Doors Initiative Museums Association Association for Heritage Interpretation

Transferrable Skills

These include:* research skills (WWW and material resources)* planning* team-work* communication/ oral presentation* evaluation* creating resources* developing partnerships across public sector* awareness of policy process(es)* report writing

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (PT) 35.00
Tutorials (PT) 3.00
Lectures (PT) 6.00
Seminars (PT) 6.00
Independent Learning (PT) 50.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 0.00 100.00 45% Independent project: a work-book based exercise styled to facilitate and support research.