Title

The significance of significance in cultural heritage studies: a role for cultural analogues in applied geography teaching

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Boyd, WE 1996, 'The significance of significance in cultural heritage studies: a role for cultural analogues in applied geography teaching', Journal of Geography in Higher Education, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 295-304.

The publisher's version of this article is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098269608709374

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This teaching exercise for increasing awareness of, and sensitivity to, issues in cultural heritage management addresses the significance attached to cultural icons associated with the past. The exercise uses representative places from the non-indigenous Australian historical landscape as cultural analogues to introduce non-indigenous Australian students to issues of indigenous cultural heritage. Assessment of student response suggests that the exercise serves its purpose in increasing awareness of both issues of cultural significance and difficulties in cultural heritage management.