Main pedagogical and didactical approach

IP will take approximately 100 hours in total. Both parts (GIS and aerial photography) will be combination of lectures and exercises. Students will have the entire day for completion of their own projects before they take the exam. The main pedagogical approach will be based on social constructivism theory, realised through discussions, peer evaluation, social interaction, simulations and combination of other individual and group activities. During the morning, lectures will be held and during afternoon students will have to perform practical exercises under teacher supervision. Those exercises will be preparation for student’s final project. Programme will finish with the oral and written exam.

Level and selection

Programme will be available for students on all levels – Bachelor, Ma and PhD.  Their selection process will be based on knowledge of English language, motivation letter, computer skills and grades. Students from senior years will be preferred.

Teacher to student ratio

Total of 4 teachers will be in the programme (each part of the programme will have their own teachers), out of which 2 to 3 teachers will be permanently present in the classroom.

ICT tools

This programme relies heavily on ICT tools since all the methods covered are based on ICT usage and implementation. This particular aspect of archaeological research cannot be performed without the usage of computer and other ICT equipment. Students will work in groups of two. Each group will be assigned with a personal computer. All the teaching materials, data sets and manuals will also be provided to students through an online course on Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Moodle based e-learning platform ( The students and teachers will also be able to use their own personal computers (laptops) and Eduroam based wireless network will be available to them.

For the GIS part of the course, IDRISI software will be primarily used, along with some other software, preferably open source, and for the aerial photography, Air photo together with some widely distributed software for image processing. Students will also be trained in using modern on-line data bases and tools.

Students will have to make their own project in GIS and will also have the two final exams – one for the GIS and other for Aerial photography and Remote Sensing. In exam part, they will have to explain and defend their project. Ability to create and explain their own project is proof of achieved learning outcomes.

Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded with 5 ECTS credits.

If the programme is accepted, it will go through regular procedure for the recognition of elective courses at the University of Zagreb. Therefore, it will be evaluated as any other course at the University. There are some bilateral ERASMUS agreements between Departments in the programme already (Ljubljana-Zagreb and Ljubljana – Vienna), which should guarantee recognition of ECTS credits. There is also CEEPUS programme between Zagreb, Ljubljana, Zadar, Koper and Nitra through which full recognition of the credits according to an Agreement on cotutelle cooperation signed in 2008.