This course was developed by UNESCO Bangkok, The International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) and the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding under the auspices of UNESCO (APCEIU). It provides key resources and guidance for teachers and people interested in education and culture on why and how to integrate living heritage in their lessons and extracurricular activities in the school. Such lessons and activities aim to make learning more contextualized, relevant and engaging for students while they help raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding living heritage. During the course, participants will take a step-by-step approach to develop a lesson plan or school activity connected to a living heritage element of their choice.
By the end of the course, participants will:
- Understand the benefits of teaching and learning with ICH in school programmes and activities.
- Gain capacity to develop lessons or activities, with at least one lesson or activity developed as part of the course.
- Build synergies with other education programs such as Education for Sustainable Development, Global Citizenship Education or Social and Emotional Learning, etc.
- Identify opportunities to develop more lessons or activities in their school context.
Whoever you are — policymaker, school director, teacher, student, parent, heritage practitioner — you have a vital role to play in this process.
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