Improving student skills with engaging in heritage protection projects. Case study of architectural inventory works at Wisłoujście Fortress, Poland (2017)

Waldemar Ossowski , T. Widerski , Joanna Dąbal , M. Flis


Today's educational offer at universities contains a lot of theoretical and general knowledge, which become less understandable and less suitable for students of the new generation. Students' educational needs aimed at increasing the practical experience necessary for future professional life. Heritage conservation projects are a good opportunity to implement project-based learning methods. Such projects can be scientific and technical research. In 2017, as part of the cooperation of the Gdańsk Museum, the University of Gdańsk and the Gdańsk University of Technology, pilot interdisciplinary research activities were undertaken in the Wisłoujście Fortress in Poland. The project includes an innovative educational path aimed at implementing new digital documentation methods, standard academic research of monuments and gathering archival information. The first tasks were focused on architectural inventory and archaeological research in the post-medieval area. The main purpose of these proceedings was the preliminary functional interpretation of the interiors studied. A lot of new data was collected that explained the unknown building history. Students were trained in the field of measurement systems, photogrammetric documentation and the history of building materials. In addition, students processed data by creating 3D models of documented structures. All implemented activities were aimed at involving the students of both institutions in the history of the Wisłoujście Fortress. Participation in the implementation of "real" tasks contributed to the greater involvement of participants. The works they carried out were additionally disseminated in social media, initiating an open public debate on the subject of military heritage. Implementation of the monument protection project on the example of the Wisłoujście Fortress showed that through appropriate involvement of students from various scientific units, the impact range and effectiveness of the project implementation can be improved, the methods of learning students can be improved as well as the results of the works can be disseminated more widely.
Author Waldemar Ossowski (FH / IAiE)
Waldemar Ossowski,,
- Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii
, T. Widerski
T. Widerski,,
, Joanna Dąbal (FH / IAiE)
Joanna Dąbal,,
- Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii
, M. Flis
M. Flis,,
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Book Chova L. Gómez, López Martínez A., Torres I. Candel (eds.): 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference: 11-13 March, 2019 Valencia (Spain): conference proceedings, INTED Proceedings, 2019, IATED Academy, ISBN 978-84-09-08619-1, 10129 p., DOI:10.21125/inted.2019
Keywords in Englisharchitecture, heritage protection, project-based learning, higher education
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 05-09-2019, ChapterFromConference
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