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Teachers possess the power to make their classes more engaging than ever – Join a new initiative for Living Heritage and Education by UNESCO!

Teachers possess the power to make their classes more engaging than ever – Join a new initiative for Living Heritage and Education by UNESCO!

Are you a teacher looking to make the most of your local cultures in the classroom? If so, this is your chance to collaborate with UNESCO!

UNESCO is inviting teachers from across the Asia-Pacific region to take up this three-step challenge! Participate in our online course ‘Bringing Living Heritage to the Classroom in Asia-Pacific’, join our webinar to consult with UNESCO experts, and create lesson plans for your own schools. Get a certificate in every step of this challenge! Up to 3 certificates in total!

These activities will help the teachers build innovative lesson plans that use traditional wisdoms, craftsmanship, festivals and rituals in local communities as tools and materials for quality.

So, what do we ask you to do?

STEP 1: Take this online course (available only in English) now, and complete it before 28 September: https://bit.ly/GCEDclassICH

  • You will receive a Certificate of Completion upon finishing the course.
  • The course is only available in English.
  • You can also use this NEW ARRIVAL resource kit in learning this great methodology: https://bit.ly/LivingHeritageAP-kit

 

STEP 2: Join the three-hour online seminar ‘Bringing Living Heritage to the Classroom in Asia-Pacific’ on Thursday 1 December 2022 via Zoom.

  • You will receive a Certificate of Participation from UNESCO for attending the online seminar.

 

STEP 3: Develop a lesson plan using your knowledge from the online course to integrate Living Heritage in your country to your classroom subject.

  • Submit the lesson plan to UNESCO by 31 December 2022 by filling this online form https://bit.ly/LivingHeritageAP-LPs
  • You will receive a silk-framed Certificate of Achievement from UNESCO after the experts have reviewed your lesson plans and given their comments for improvement.
  • You can also use this NEW ARRIVAL resource kit to find great examples of methodology: https://bit.ly/LivingHeritageAP-kit

 

See? You will get so much from working with UNESCO on this. So why not? Take the course and sign up for a seminar now! Hope you see you and work together for better teaching and better culture for everyone!

You can learn about this project before joining the challenge by watching this introductory animation series, ‘Teaching and Learning with Intangible Cultural Heritage in Asia and the Pacific’

3 Steps

Our Webinar Schedule (ended)


THE SECOND SEMINAR (ended)

Date: Thursday, 1 December 2022 
Facilitators: Vanessa Achilles, Kamilla Kenzhetaeva
With contexts relevant to Central to East Asia
Time:
15.00–18.00 (UTC+7/Bangkok time) coinciding with other time zones, some of which are listed below:

  • UTC+2: 10.00-13.00
  • UTC+4.30: 12.30-15.30
  • UTC+5.30: 16.00-19.00
  • UTC+5.45: 13.45-16.45
  • UTC+6: 14.00-17.00
  • UTC+8: 16.00-19.00
  • UTC+9: 17.00-20.00

Final Agenda

Duration Line-up of activities
10 min.

Welcome to the seminar

Remarks by Director-General of ICHCAP and Chief of Culture Unit, UNESCO Bangkok

5 min. Introducing our UNESCO project
15 min. What is a ‘living heritage’? Why is living heritage important for schools? (Module 1)
20 min. Experiences from teachers and students in pilot countries of the project
20 min. Q&A and plenary discussion
20 min. 6 steps to create your own lesson plans (Modules 2-4)
20 min.  Idea-sharing by participants
15 min. Q&A and plenary discussion
20 min. Sustainable approaches to integrating living heritage into your classroom (Module 5)
20 min. Q&A and plenary discussion; testimonies from participants
5 min. Closing
  Total: 170 minutes