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Learning from Multicultural Amman : Engaging Jordan’s Youth


Department for International Development UKAID

Titre : Learning from Multicultural Amman : Engaging Jordan’s Youth

Pays : Jordanie

Numéro du projet : GB-GOV-13-FUND—Newton-AH_S011641_1

Organismes de mise en œuvre : Durham University

Durée : Actual Start 01 Feb 2019 // Actual End31 Jan 2021

The objectives of our timely and innovative research and development project are : 1. To identify good practice for engaging school children and university students in learning about their multicultural pasts through Jordanian museums - to ensure that their rich and diverse heritage plays a meaningful part in the future social development and cohesion of Jordan ; and to identify good practice in creating and sustaining successful working partnerships between museums, schools and universities - to underpin the sustainable professional and economic development of Jordanian museums ; 2. To develop and deliver a tailor-made museum education training programme for Jordanian museum staff, school teachers and university lecturers on the use of museums and their collections to engage young people with their cultural heritage, and on working in professional partnerships for mutual benefit ; 3. To develop and implement a set of educational activities and events (including the application of digital technologies to cultural heritage), led by museum staff in collaboration with school teachers and university lecturers, intended to engage Jordanian school children and university students with museums and with their multicultural past, and to enhance those young people’s knowledge, skills and employability in the important Jordanian tourism and heritage sector ; 4. To evaluate these activities and events and to use the results to create and share museum learning guidelines on how to make effective use of museum and heritage resources to engage young people in learning about their multicultural past ; 5. To use the project’s outcomes to advocate to policy makers the benefits of museums and heritage for community engagement and education, and the value of professional partnerships to support such engagement within the museum and education sectors. In sum, by achieving these objectives, we will affect a step-change in how museums in Jordan engage not only with large numbers of tourists but also with their local communities and with each other, and in how the next generation of Jordanians understands and values their own multifaceted cultural heritage, for the economic and social benefit of the country as a whole.

Financement : UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Project budget : £192,935

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