Heritage. The Contemporary Evolution of the Concept and Its Implications for Pedagogy Heritage Cover Image

Dziedzictwo – współczesna ewolucja pojęcia. Implikacje dla pedagogiki
Heritage. The Contemporary Evolution of the Concept and Its Implications for Pedagogy Heritage

Author(s): Joanna Torowska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Sociology of Education
Published by: Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Keywords: heritage; heritage and education; monuments; heritage and its types; evolution of the „heriatge” concept

Summary/Abstract: The articles aims to show the spread of a contextually changeable semantic space of heritage. The author claims that the concept of heritage is important for educationists, referring to the concept of regional and citizenship education which comprise this cathegory. Next, the author provides a few definitions of the heritage concept showing that the concept was used in 1954. In 60–70-ies of XXth century, heritage was usually describing a historic monument, or archeological site; secondly in the 80-ies it started to discribe a monument with its surrounding, and in the 90-es it described even a landscaped, called cultural landscape. Nowadays it also refers to intangilbe objects such as dances, songs, myths, etc. and even places of memory. The concept of heritage from conversational areas has moved to economy, tourism industry and it also should serve public relations. One should always remember that the concept of heritage is always for something and it serves certain purposes, it is never neutral – all these characteristics should be known to pedagogists. It also should be remembered that the interpretation of heritage is one of the educational activities.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 41-59
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish