The idea of this training was born thanks to a Polish partner working in the field of languages and multiculturalism (Kontakt school) which is leading an Erasmus K2 project, a strategic partnership in the field of adult education titled: “Let’s Teach Europe! European Heritage as a pedagogical and integration tool in adult education”. Thanks to international partners and a common work of research and studies, we gained experience in the valorization of Cultural Heritage and the creation of a methodological approach useful to enrich education and improve teachers’ competencies.
According to Unesco
The term cultural heritage encompasses several main categories of heritage:
Tangible cultural heritage:
- movable cultural heritage (paintings, sculptures, coins, manuscripts)
- immovable cultural heritage (monuments, archaeological sites, and so on)
- underwater cultural heritage (shipwrecks, underwater ruins, and cities)
Intangible cultural heritage: oral traditions, performing arts, rituals
- Natural heritage: natural sites with cultural aspects such as cultural landscapes, physical, biological, or geological formations
- Heritage in the event of armed conflict
According to European official sources
“Europe’s cultural heritage is a rich and diverse mosaic of cultural and creative expressions, an inheritance from previous generations of Europeans, and a legacy for those to come. It includes natural, built, and archaeological sites, museums, monuments, artworks, historic cities, literary, musical, and audiovisual works, and the knowledge, practices, and traditions of European citizens“.
While the policy in this area is primarily the responsibility of Member States, regional and local authorities, the EU is committed to safeguarding and enhancing Europe’s cultural heritage through a number of policies and programs.
Teaching Cultural Heritage is a very European tool because it aims at searching for our historical and cultural roots as Europeans. This is useful to develop European Citizenship competencies in students, to educate them to understand diversity and the importance of an intercultural approach to life. The topic of Cultural Heritage is furthermore connected with all subjects taught at school, history, geography, science, math… as all subjects are connected, our roots in the different actual nationalities have a common ground.
- get info about the main pillars of European cultural heritage studies and research fields
- comprehend the main differences between tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage
- learn about methodologies and practical activities that promote Cultural Heritage as a pedagogical and integration tool in education
- develop new knowledge and skills related to teaching effective Cultural Heritage & Diversity lessons
- practice how to co-design interactive lessons and activities in this field, to actively engage and promote students’ learning process
- experience excursions to astonishing cultural and naturalistic places, guided by professionals experienced also in storytelling applied to the promotion of Cultural Heritage in all its forms (tangible and intangible)
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