Scope: 3 ECTS
Timing: 3rd-6th semester
Curriculum: All Porvoo Curricula
Level: Professional studies
Type: Free choice
Starting level and linkage with other courses
The student has successfully completed the Basic Studies. Alternatively the course can be completed as a study tour to Great Britain & Ireland, and combined with ENG8PO010 and TOU8PO017. During the study tour, the student can gain 3-9 credits depending on how many courses are taken.
Learning objectives and assessment
The student is quite familiar with UNESCO World Heritage and its relationship with the tourism industry. He/she knows some principles of good interpretation. He/she is able to understand how stories are used to promote and sell heritage tourism experiences. He/she completes the assignments at a passable level and is able to give basic presentations.
The student is familiar with UNESCO World Heritage and its relationship with the tourism industry. He/she knows the principles of good interpretation. He/she is able to create interesting stories and use them to promote and sell heritage tourism and enhance visitor experiences. He/she completes the assignments appropriately and is able to give presentations at an adequate level.
The student is very familiar with UNESCO World Heritage and its relationship with the tourism industry. He/she knows the principles of meaningful interpretation and is able to create effective and engaging stories to enhance visitor experiences and attract more visitors. He/she completes the assignments professionally and he/she is able to give presentations at a professional level.
Passed courses are assessed on a scale of 1 to 5. The assessment criteria are presented for grades 1 - 3 - 5.
Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If students have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, they can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through their studies. More information and instructions for recognising and validating prior learning (RPL) are available at MyNet.
Working life connections
Guest lecturer and/or study visits.
Possible guest lectures. International learning material. Multi-cultural learning environment.
- The ideology and selection criteria for cultural and natural World Heritage
- Selected World Heritage sites, their locations, protection, management, economics, interpretation, promotion and tourism appeal
- Heritage interpretation and stories to enhance visitor experiences
Individual, pair and team assignments
A visit to Fortress of Suomenlinna / a World Heritage site in Finland
The assessment of one’s own learning
The course can also be completed as blending learning or as a study tour.
Oral presentations, written assignments.
Niina Moilanen, Porvoo
Cultural Heritage and Tourism. Dallen J. Timothy. Channel View Publications. 2011.
UNESCO Resource Manuals and other material announced at the beginning of the course