ICHCAP and CRIHAP are co-organising the 2020 UNESCO Capacity-Building Workshop on Developing a Common ICH Teaching Framework for Higher Education Institutions in the Asia-Pacific Region for APHEN-ICH Member Institutions from 11 to 14 August 2020.
In view of the drastic measures many cultural organisations need to put in place to prevent COVID-19 transmission, the capacity-building workshop will be held online. This activity follows the first APHEN-ICH Capacity-Building Workshop held in 2019 in Shanghai, China, where discussions focused on linking the UNESCO 2003 Convention to university ICH programs. For more information about APHEN-ICH, please read this document.
The 2020 UNESCO Capacity-Building Workshop for APHEN-ICH Member Institutions is geared toward a better understanding of curriculum development and implementation in higher education for ICH Safeguarding. It is co-facilitated by Dr. Marc Jacobs of the University of Antwerp and Dr. Amareswar Galla of the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum. Because the capacity-building workshop is exclusively for affiliated higher education institutions, ICHCAP and UNESCO Bangkok Office are co-organising a webinar session that aims to cater to more scholars and professionals in the academe with the aim of determining how living heritage can be significantly integrated into higher education curricula concurrently with common pedagogical objectives which target students’ mastery of certain subject matters and their readiness for professional work.
As the third session of the ICH Webinar Series made a strong point to reinforce the role of higher education institutions in the protection and transmission of living heritage from generations to generations, the fourth session of the series is conceived for an indepth discussion of specific areas in curriculum development where aspects of living heritage can be incorporated toward a curricular infrastructure that embraces cultural diversity and ensures the safeguarding of ICH in higher education settings. Knowing that ICH ntegration is not a single-institution problem but a transnational issue, curriculum development should also not be treated as an isolated practice. In the context of international (and inter-regional) networking and cooperation, this session facilitates an exchange of teaching and learning resources, strategies in instructional materials preparation, ICH-related academic activities, and experiences in illuminating how ICH broadens a curriculum into social processes and cultural practices that bring forth individual and collective strength.