We believe that cultural and natural heritage is a great treasure. However, it is not enough to protect it. We should also share it, making it available in a thoughtful, interesting and engaging way, making it easier for recipients to understand and appreciate its values. We perceive heritage institutions as guides, whose task is to pay attention, give thought, catch sight, arouse emotions, infect with passion, provoke dialogue. Therefore, we chose Italian cicerone as the patron of our meetings – an entertaining storyteller who, with commitment and gleam in his eye, guides people through monuments and museums.
Within the project, we organize workshops and courses devoted to the heritage interpretation, which are run by internationally recognized experts. The participants have the opportunity to develop competencies in the field of communication with visitors, as well as to learn practical techniques of sharing and working with heritage.
Interpret Europe Summer Courses
Today, in cooperation with Interpret Europe – European Association for Heritage Interpretation, we would like to offer you certified interpretive guide and interpretive guide trainer courses. The programme of the courses is based on the Interpret Europe methodology, which includes presentations, practical exercises, peer evaluation, and teamwork, offering you the possibility to join the network of professionals in the field of natural and cultural heritage and meet inspiring people.
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CERTIFIED INTERPRETIVE GUIDE
(CIG) COURSE – 5 DAYS
Time and location: 11th – 15th June 2018, Kraków, Poland
If you are looking for additional skills in guiding and you are willing to enhance your practice or learn innovative techniques of personal heritage interpretation, sign up for the CIG course!
In this 40–hour course guides will learn how to:
- turn phenomena into experiences
- provoke resonance and participation
- offer paths to deeper meaning
- foster stewardship for all heritage.
Participants will practice and perform the skills linked to the above-mentioned qualities, giving and receiving feedback based on 20 benchmark standards. The course is accompanied by tried-and-tested work material and an illustrated 40-page course manual.
To be certified, participants will need to:
- perform an interpretive talk
- present a peer review exercise
- sit a short written test
- deliver a homework task.
CERTIFIED INTERPRETIVE GUIDE TRAINER
(CIGT) COURSE – 7 DAYS
Time and location: 11th – 17th June 2018, Kraków, Poland
This seven-day course includes the five-day guide course plus additional reflection, theory and practical teaching exercises.
Guide trainer candidates need to pass the same tests as the guides in the guide course for Interpret Europe needs to be sure that they are able to practice what they teach. They will sit an additional trainer test on contemporary learning approaches after practising and discussing all exercises. The result of a performance of teaching session will be videotaped and sent to an IE review team to be assessed.
Certified guide trainers are registered by Interpret Europe and authorised to run the IE guide course on their own. They are fully responsible for their guide courses including certification and do not need to pay any fees to Interpret Europe.
There will be two parallel Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) courses in Kraków, followed by the particular Certified Interpretive Guide Trainer (CIGT) course. The number of places for the latter will be limited to 16, and it will only be open for participants of the two parallel CIG courses. The courses will be conducted in English.
Let’s meet in Kraków in June!
You do not need to have any knowledge on heritage interpretation, but you should have some guiding experience while applying for the CIG course, as well as training experience if you want to join the CIGT course. All applicants must be fluent in English.
The amount of courses’ participants is limited. However, we will keep a waiting list and manage it actively in case we have available places. You will be informed via email when registered and when your application was accepted. Please apply through the electronic form below. Final day for application has been extended. Now it is 14th May 2018.
FEES FOR COURSES
According to the Interpret Europe policy, fees for CIG and CIGT courses vary and include differences in average income levels in different countries. The amount of the course fee is given in Euro. If you cannot find your country of residence on the list, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
|EURO||Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4|
|CIG COURSE||€ 365||€ 485||€ 665||€ 785|
|CIGT COURSE||€ 560||€ 740||€ 1010||€ 1190|
Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Countries with IE members from outside Europe||Colombia
|United States of America|
For the participants from Poland, the course fee is given in PLN. Institutions of the Office of the Marshal of the Malopolska Region are subject to the price of Group 1.
|Poland / PLN||Group 1||Group 2|
|CIG COURSE||1530 PLN||2040 PLN|
|CIGT COURSE||2350 PLN||3110 PLN|
|Participants from the institutions of the Marshal Office of the Malopolska Region||Other participants from the territory of Poland|
The fee for the CIG course includes: approx. 40 hours of the course, examination process and certification process; 6 nights (10th-16th June 2018) in a hotel, in double rooms; full board from 11th till 15th June 2018 (breakfasts at the hotel, lunches, dinners and two additional coffee breaks with snacks; breakfast on 16th June 2018; study tours as part of the training (transits, entry tickets, guided tours); course materials.
The fee for the CIGT course includes: approx. 60 hours of the course, examination process and certification process; 8 nights (June 10th-18th, 2018) in a hotel, in double rooms; full board from 11th till 17th June 2018 (breakfasts at the hotel, lunches, dinners and two additional coffee breaks with snacks); breakfast on 18th June 2018; study tours as part of the training (transits, entry tickets, guided tours); course materials.
Institutions and People
The Malopolska Institute of Culture (Małopolski Instytut Kultury – MIK) takes up contemporary cultural challenges faced by the region, as well as the integration of Europe. Through our educational, advisory, analytical, and promotional activities, we help cultural sector organizations effectively use their potential. Through long-term cultural projects we encourage people from the region to actively participate in cultural life, thus we contribute to the creation of a civil society. Our activities refer to the cultural heritage of Malopolska as a capital of contemporary cultural life.
Learning from our heritage is essential for building European citizenship. Learning is most powerful where real things can be experienced first-hand: at places such as protected landscapes and historic towns, monuments and museums, zoos and botanical gardens. Interpret Europe brings all of these places together. Joining us provides opportunities to share experiences with professionals, enterprises and universities from more than 40 countries about ways of making European heritage more meaningful to people.
THE TRAINERS' ASSISTANTS
We meet in Kraków, the historical capital of Poland – a city full of monuments, bustling with cultural life. The training will take place at the Villa Decius – a Renaissance palace surrounded by an extensive park.
You can read more about the history of this marvellous palace here.
It is located circa 15 min. by bus from Kraków centre as well as from the airport. We recommend using jakdojade.pl website or app for bus trip navigation.
ACCOMODATION AND CATERING
Course participants will be accommodated in double rooms at the Daisy Superior Hotel, located within a 15-minute walk from the venue.
The organizer provides full board during the entire course including: breakfasts, lunches, dinners and coffee breaks with snacks.
Małopolska Institute of Culture in Kraków
ul. 28 lipca 1943 17c
tel.: +48 (12) 422 18 84
In case of any doubts or further questions, please contact the project coordinator:
Katarzyna Barańska: email@example.com