UNESCO clearinghouse on living heritage and education

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23 March 2022

On 25th March, UNESCO Bangkok and the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) are organizing an online event ‘Bringing Living Heritage to the Classroom in Asia-Pacific to Promote Transformative Education’, held in the context of the 2022 Asia-Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development (28 – 31 March). Save the date and register now.
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25 June 2021

A webinar on ‘Teaching and learning with living heritage’ will allow European teachers and students to share their experience on 29 June 2021 from 3 to 5 p.m. (Paris time).

This event concludes the project ‘Engaging Youth for an Inclusive and Sustainable Europe’ implemented jointly by UNESCO and the European Union to raise awareness about the benefits and challenges of teaching and learning with living heritage in primary and secondary schools. Register to follow the event!
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2 June 2021

From 31 May to 4 June 2021, the Global ASPnet meeting will bring together teacher education and training institutions represented by deans, teacher educators and student teachers from the UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet). Tomorrow, an online session dedicated to Living heritage as an enabling force for transformative education is taking place. It aims at highlighting the importance of bringing together safeguarding living heritage and education in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on quality education. 13 teachers from Asia, Middle East and Europe will share their inspiring insights. Do not miss this great opportunity to learn from experiences on the ground!
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4 March 2021

The UNESCO Bangkok Field Office and the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICHCAP) have jointly published the results of a recent survey on ‘Teaching and learning with and about intangible cultural heritage in Asia and the Pacific’, which provides an overview of different tools for teachers to integrate ICH in schools and several case studies from Asia and the Pacific.
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