Knowledge - Respect - Stewardship: How to keep the spark alive online

For the third year in a row, IE team Slovenia organised an event within the European Heritage Days.

Screenshot from the event (Image: Sivec)


EHD 2020 celebrated ‘Heritage and Education: Learning for Life!‘ and that was also a theme of our online event that focused on learning through heritage interpretation.

The event that was designed to take place in a craft centre in Veržej was, like many others, moved online. Regardless of the current situation, we wanted to keep tradition alive with organising events that are open to the general public and celebrate heritage interpretation.

Keeping the well-known format of short workshops and inviting speakers that work in the heritage field again proved a winning format.

IE trainer Janja Sivec led two 90-minute taster workshops that gave an insight into the IE training programme. She presented the Certified Interpretive Guide course and invited participants to think about their local heritage and what makes a good host.

In the second part of the event, more than 30 participants listened to five presentations that all had one thing in common: Learning for Life!

The speakers covered topics like pedagogical programmes in archives, how you can take a walk with bees in Ljubljana, learning about myths in landscape, how children can learn from geology and what can we all learn from fairy tales.

Learning from each other and exchanging ideas is always the main spark of the events we organise and even online we kept it alive.

The event closed with a special moment when, after almost three years in the role of Country Coordinator for Slovenia, Janja Sivec closed that chapter and opened a new one, becoming the IE Social Media Coordinator. 

Janja Sivec is an IE trainer and is the IE Social Media Coordinator. She runs www.dlegende.com.You can reach her at: janja.sivec@interpret-europe.net. 

To cite this article:
Sivec, Janja (2020) 'Knowledge - Respect - Stewardship: How to keep the spark alive online'. In Interpret Europe Newsletter 4-2020, 22. 

Available online: http://www.interpret-europe.net/fileadmin/Documents/publications/Newsletters/IE_newsletter_2020_4_winter.pdf

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