Results

ANHER is, to simplify, an analysis of good practices in vocational training in the domain of archaeological and natural heritage. The project resulted in various outcomes which deliver new information on the integrated approach to the natural and archaeological heritage.

The Output 1 of the ANHER project are national reports describing the vocational education and training in archaeological and natural heritage in Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. All of the national reports were analysed and presented also in the form of a joint transnational report. The transnational report has a form of comprehensive guide for the production of innovative learning materials. It also designates the most efficient modes of vocational education and training in the domain of integrated archaeological and natural heritage. 

Another important result of the project is the document presenting guidelines for vocational training and content delivery in the domain of archaeological and natural heritage. They have been identified following a detailed review of existing models of e-learning, existing IT tools (Content Repository) as well as identified needs of target groups.

The next step of the ANHER project was to use the obtained data to create new ten e-learning modules and case studies on cultural and natural heritage. Eight of them address major and most pertaining issues of archaeological and natural heritage, as identified in the survey among the professionals from both sectors. Two modules are aimed at providing training to teachers for the preparation of didactic materials and content delivery by using e-learning solutions (including the Content Repository) developed in the project. They were later used in the production of distance learning modules for pilot training in each partner’s country.

ANHER has very practical implications. This means that all materials produced in the project are made available through E-archaeology Content Repository, a kind of storage where distance learning materials are kept and can be used to teach about the value and role of cultural and natural heritage. Please contact hep@e-archaeology.org to get further information how to access the E-Archaeology Content Repository and compile your own training materials.

Another outcome of the project is Heritage Educational Portal (HEP) which is a gateway to all training activities offered by the Centers of Integrated Heritage Teaching Excellence (CIHTE) created in home institutions of the project partners. It is provided in English and national languages to facilitate an easy access to trainings offered by partners in different language versions.

ANHER aimed at analysing theoretical and practical issues on the integrated approach towards natural and archaeological heritage. This means that after the production of training curricula for different target groups, trainings of selected target groups were organized. Each training was supported by the training curricula for vocational education and training in the domain of integrated archaeological and natural heritage. Training curricula comprise the following elements of the didactic process:

  • method of content delivery,
  • training content,
  • training schedule,
  • methods of supervision and evaluation.

These were designed to meet the needs and requirements of different trainees and they can serve as guidelines for designing distance trainings aimed at different trainees.

All the e-learning courses tailored for pilot trainings carried out in the project are available in the E-Archaeology Content Repository. Each course is available in the national language in which the course was delivered. It is available in a SCORM compliant format, which makes it downloadable from the E-Archaeology Content Repository and suitable for use for other training activities.

ANHER project aim was to create distant learning courses for the professionals who work with natural and cultural heritage, each partner produced a report in which all details of training are included. These documents comprise a detailed evaluation of the training results, the effectiveness of e-learning methodology as well as the effectiveness of selected distance learning training modes of content delivery.

Out of the national reports, the transnational report was produced. The transnational report is a synthetic overview of the training process in participating countries. 

The last important Output of the ANHER project is a document presenting methodology for vocational education and training in the domain of integrated archaeological and natural heritage. The document can serve as guidelines for carrying out vocational training in this domain.