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Ksar Said: Building Tunisian Young People’s Critical Engagement with Their Heritage

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School of Philosophy and Art History and Interdisciplinary Studies Centre, University of Essex; Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK
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Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, CB2 8PQ, UK
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Department of Archaeology, University of York, York, YO1 7EP, UK; Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR1 4DH, UK
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The Virtual Experience Company, Malvern, WR13 5EZ, UK
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Sustainability 2019, 11(5), 1373; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11051373
Received: 15 January 2019 / Revised: 19 February 2019 / Accepted: 22 February 2019 / Published: 5 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Alternate Realities in Digital Heritage)
This paper describes the work undertaken as part of the ‘Digital Documentation of Ksar Said’ Project. This project, funded by the British Council, combined education, history, and heritage for the digital preservation of tangible and intangible aspects of heritage associated with the 19th century Said Palace (Ksar Said) in Tunis. We produced an interactive 3D model of Ksar Said and developed learning resources to build Tunisian students’ critical engagement with their heritage through inquiry learning activities within the 3D model. We used a user-centred approach, based on pre-assessment (i.e., co-creation of contents), mid-term evaluation (i.e., feedback on contents and preliminary design of virtual activities), and post-assessment design (i.e., user trial). Our results demonstrate the potential of this novel approach to virtual learning and inform future co-design, evaluation and implementation choices for improving the generative power of three dimensional virtual replication of heritage sites in the cultural heritage sector. View Full-Text
Keywords: virtual reality; cultural heritage; historical thinking; inquiry; critical design; co-creation; critical heritage; evaluation; Ksar Said; 3D replicas of heritage at risk virtual reality; cultural heritage; historical thinking; inquiry; critical design; co-creation; critical heritage; evaluation; Ksar Said; 3D replicas of heritage at risk
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Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, P.; Winterbottom, M.; Galeazzi, F.; Gogan, M. Ksar Said: Building Tunisian Young People’s Critical Engagement with Their Heritage. Sustainability 2019, 11, 1373. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11051373

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Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco P, Winterbottom M, Galeazzi F, Gogan M. Ksar Said: Building Tunisian Young People’s Critical Engagement with Their Heritage. Sustainability. 2019; 11(5):1373. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11051373

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Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, Paola; Winterbottom, Mark; Galeazzi, Fabrizio; Gogan, Mike. 2019. "Ksar Said: Building Tunisian Young People’s Critical Engagement with Their Heritage" Sustainability 11, no. 5: 1373. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11051373

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