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Using complexity to deliver standardised educational levels in conservation

Henderson, Jane ORCID: and Parkes, Phillip ORCID: 2021. Using complexity to deliver standardised educational levels in conservation. Presented at: ICOM-CC 19th Triennial Conference 2021, Beijing, China, 17-21 May 2021. Transcending Boundaries: Integrated Approaches to Conservation. ICOM-CC 19th Triennial Conference Preprints, Beijing, 17–21 May 2021. Triennial Conference Preprints , vol.19 ICOM-CC,

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Descriptions of conservation practice typically tend to focus on the range of activities under-taken by conservators and on the quality of the outcomes achieved. Using case studies, this paper examines the conservation tasks that can be explored within teaching, from undergraduate through to postgraduate level, and describes how these can be used to help practitioners effectively develop and achieve the competencies required in the sector. In higher education, the need to show this developmental framework explicitly, capturing progressive challenge in an auditable way when all of the students are doing ‘conservation’, is an increasing pressure. By setting out this progression in terms of com- plexity and using the language employed in education to describe an increasing sophistication in conservation practice the sector as a whole creates the opportunity to offer descriptions of the degree of sophistication of expert practitioners. This may be useful in workplace discussions, as colleagues sometimes struggle to understand the complexity underlying proficient practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Uncontrolled Keywords: education, teaching levels, proximal development
Publisher: ICOM-CC
ISBN: 9782491997144
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 June 2022
Date of Acceptance: 2021
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 07:43

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