Section A > Course Planning and Implementation

Course Planning and Implementation

The process of planning a training course for disaster risk management of cultural heritage begins with identifying key objectives and understanding the need for such a course in a particular area. In order to structure the content and its delivery, the disaster risk management framework may be applied along with pedagogical approaches that emphasise using practical examples as a means of communicating the general principles and content of the course. This training guide covers various aspects of carrying out such initiatives, which include conceptualising the course and its content, communicating the key principles, engaging participants who already have experience in the field and finally, evaluating the outcomes and disseminating the information on a larger scale. In order to achieve these goals the course may then be developed based on the following parameters:

  • Integrating cultural heritage concerns into the overall planning for disaster risk management while simultaneously responding to complexities of an urban context within a single framework.
  • Identifying the needs of various kinds of training programmes based on potential risks, the nature of heritage artefact or site as well as the resources available and professionals involved.
  • Developing a team of experts and professionals to develop and deliver the course content. Assessing the logistical implications of conducting such a course and arranging for funding, institutional support and other resources.
  • Preparing long term or short term programmes with course content suitable for different audience types.