THE ROLE OF STUDENTS AND PHD STUDENTS IN THE PROCESS OF RESEARCH, DOCUMENTATION AND VISUALIZATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 9-10 November, 2020
Location: Online Conference
Rich cultural heritage is one of the most valuable resources in the process of developing the educational, scientific, cultural and economic policies of peoples worldwide. Assimilated as knowledge, cultural heritage today is a powerful resource for the spiritual and material well-being of society. However, serious financial investments are necessary in order to use its potential and stop the process of deterioration of its state and integrity. In addition to the various material investments required for its safeguarding, the need to increase the level of participation of young people in the process of its protection and promotion must be taken into account. This is made possible thanks to the educational and scientific institutions that have the necessary tools to train, educate and support all processes of public importance. Providing high quality training and guaranteeing opportunities for the realization of these specialists on the labour market are becoming a powerful tool for social stability in all aspects of human development.
The report presents the role of students and doctoral students in the process of research, documentation and promotion of cultural heritage, through the experience of the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies in conducting field research. Leading factor in the extracurricular education is that it is based on the principle of "Learning by Doing" and is concentrated around the organization and conduct of summer practical classes and summer universities, which are designed to train students, doctoral students, young scientists. This type of activities aims to provoke the interest of young people in testing and verifying new knowledge and skills in practice.
Aims of the paper:
Among the main goals and objectives of the report are to present the specific methods and approaches in organizing and conducting field observations, research and studies as part of the new educational paradigm "From accredited qualification to certified skills". The formation and building of knowledge, values, skills and motivation of students in creating useful connections and contacts between different educational and cultural institutions, etc., are set and considered as goals.
Introducing innovative methods and approaches in the educational process increases the quality of education and creates conditions for young people to form a fundamental training on the problems of cultural and historical heritage, its safeguarding, conservation and promotion.
Keywords: Research, students, cultural heritage, innovative methods, educational model.