These instructions were developed in Palau as a pilot project, ultimately contributing to the development of the Learning with Intangible Heritage for a Sustainable Future: Guidelines for Educators in the Asia-Pacific Region. The guidelines aim to enable teachers to incorporate local elements of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and principles of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into teaching and learning in schools. While the pilot project reflects the country’s context and needs, it can be used as a source of inspiration for similar activities in other places. The Palau guideline is structured around two essential points: teachers must have a solid understanding of what ICH is as well as what is meant by ESD. The guideline then provides a broad framework for writing an ICH lesson plan, which includes incorporating the Curriculum Standards of the Palau Ministry of Education, establishing lesson objectives and structure, and concluding with an evaluation and teacher reflection.
A guideline for writing an intangible cultural heritage lesson plan (Palau)
Ministry of Education, Republic of Palau and Museum of Community and Cultural Affairs
Ministry of Education, Republic of Palau and Museum of Community and Cultural Affairs. 2014. A Guideline for Writing an Intangible Cultural Heritage Lesson Plan. Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage for Educators to Reinforce Education for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region. Palau.
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Education for sustainable development, Curriculum development, Teaching guides