This sample lesson is one of a number of didactic plans addressing different curricular subjects, intangible cultural heritage (ICH) elements and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) principles, developed as part of the Learning with Intangible Heritage for a Sustainable Future: Guidelines for Educators in the Asia-Pacific Region. The lesson plans show how ICH elements can be incorporated into school subjects, as well as present innovative and creative pedagogical approaches to enhancing the quality of lessons and improving learning outcomes. Furthermore, they demonstrate that textbook knowledge takes on meaning for students when they are able to relate to it through cultural practices and familiar contexts. In this particular sample plan, the teacher integrates the traditional song, ‘Qayoqqa ketding, Mahliyo’ into a music education lesson aimed at understand the song’s lyrics, the zodiac year concept and associated rituals, while also incorporating the ESD principle of respect for collective memory and experience.
Sample music lesson plan incorporating a traditional folk song
Sample lesson plan: the ‘Qayoqqa ketding, Mahliyo’ song. 2014. In Learning with Intangible Heritage for a Sustainable Future: Guidelines for Educators in the Asia-Pacific Region. UNESCO Bangkok Office and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Paris, France.
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