Research in Heritage Education: Transdisciplinary Approaches
A special issue of Heritage (ISSN 2571-9408).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2023) | Viewed by 12338
Interests: heritage education; art education; heritage studies; museum education
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We are pleased to invite you contribute to a Special Issue titled “Research in Heritage Education: Transdisciplinary Approaches”.
Heritage education has been consolidated in recent decades as a scientific discipline, and as a strategic field in heritage management. Both in the international and supranational institutional sphere (e.g., UNESCO, EU, Council of Europe), and in the regulations of different countries (and, in parallel, in scientific production), cultural heritage and its education have developed in an exponential manner. In addition, focusing on the identity component has revealed that cultural heritage constitutes an important factor of social cohesion. All this places heritage education as a relevant axis of Strategic Line 4: Quality Education, which contributes to sustainable development in the 2030 Agenda and, therefore, as a priority of EU policy to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Within these challenges, the need to safeguard our heritage is a fundamental aspect, where education is a key factor to guarantee the achievement of this goal. Heritage education has become a common element in the educational laws of many countries, and in the teaching and learning processes in general, particularly for the didactics of social sciences, the didactics of experimental sciences and artistic education. Research projects, doctoral theses and publications that address heritage as an objective, content and resource are increasingly abundant, being a field of great consequence also in educational research and innovation. This Special Issue on heritage education aims to bring together original research papers and review articles that highlight recent achievements in the study of heritage education from transdisciplinary approaches. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Learning and knowledge technologies in heritage education;
- The role of heritage education in the sustainability of heritage;
- Analysis of social media and digital environments in non-formal education;
- Initial and permanent teacher training for heritage education;
- Program evaluation, educational innovation and heritage;
- Heritage learning and assessment;
- Analysis of heritage in the curriculum and educational laws;
- Heritage education and gender;
- Access to heritage through education for vulnerable groups.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Olaia Fontal-Merillas
Prof. Dr. Marta Martínez-Rodríguez
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Heritage is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- heritage education
- teacher training
- cultural heritage
- curriculum analysis
- learning and knowledge technologies
- program evaluation
- digital environments