Webinar for teachers 'Teaching and Learning with living heritage'  

Have you always wanted to know how to bring maths lessons closer to your students? Did you know that using living heritage in your lessons will enhance the students' experience? That you can use crafts or traditions in many lessons and thus create cross-disciplinary projects?

On June 21st UNESCO organises a webinar on integrating living heritage in school based teaching and learning. Teachers show how they integrate living heritage in their lessons, and UNESCO presents a new resource kit for all teachers developed under the joint UNESCO - EU project: "Engaging youth for an inclusive and sustainable Europe: Raising awareness for and learning with intangible cultural heritage in European schools." Teachers and students from ASPnet schools from all over Europe developed small innovative pilot projects integrating living heritage in their teaching.

One of the workshops held during the projects was in Rotterdam, in May 2020. Teachers and students shared the first results of their pilot projects. In the webinar two of the teachers will share with you their experiences: Zeno van der Zalm, teacher at Leo Kanner College in Leiden used the Dutch "Poldermodel" in his lessons. He described what the term Poldermodel means and how many people in the Netherlands consider that part of their heritage. Olympia Orphanidou from Cyprus is a maths teacher and truly believes that STEM subjects are ideal for the introduction of intangible cultural heritage in Schools and will do her best to demonstrate this to the STEM teachers attending the workshop.

The lessons learned in this project have been further developed into a resource kit which will be officially presented on June 29th. Attendees of the workshop will be able to get to know the resource kit beforehand, and can use it for their own teaching.

Preliminary Programme:

  • Opening remarks
  • Short film on one of the pilot experiences in schools  (6 mins)
  • Presentation of the joint UNESCO -EU project
  • Presentation of 2 pilot projects: Olympia Orphanidou (Cyprus) and Zeno van der Zalm (The Netherlands)
  • Presentation of the materials
  • Discussion/Q/A

Please find the Application form here

Working language will be English  

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