This sample is one of a number of didactic lesson plans relating 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 knowledge that students have to learn takes on meaning for them when they are able to relate to it through cultural practices and familiar contexts. In this particular sample lesson, the teacher integrates Muong traditional music and instruments into a physics lesson on the source of sound, while also incorporating the ESD principle of appreciation of respect for collective memory and experience.
Sample physics lesson plan incorporating Muong traditional music
Sample lesson plan: Integrating Muong traditional music into a physics lesson on the source of sound. 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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