The project "Transboundary European World Heritage" sites aimed to recognize the potential of Transboundary World Heritage Sites by advancing and promoting a sustainable international understanding in line with UNESCO's mandate for peace. This was achieved through the collaboration with teachers and students in the development of curricula for the project within the framework of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network, and the implementation of modern learning formats for students. The project had two main objectives: a) To raise awareness among European student bodies of the importance and potential of their shared cultural heritage sites and thereby, to transfer the ASPnet goals on Democracy Education, and on Intercultural and Global Learning; and b) To mobilize European students to immerse themselves into the educational message of World Heritage as expression of the Human Rights Declaration and Sustainable Development.
The project, which was developed in 2019, included international and intercultural workshops:
Within the framework of the workshops, the international teachers and students (supported by their teachers), explored the values of the World Heritage Sites, their meaning for a human-rights-based sustainable future, and reflected on their common history as a chance for global and intercultural understanding. In addition, they learned to get over traditional learning methods by implementing strategies with new media technology. The students also identified important contents, prepared them in learning videos, which are now available on the project’s learning platform: https://worldheritage-education.eu/.
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IntercityHotel Berlin Ostbahnhof
Am Ostbahnhof 5
Based on the joint teacher-student experiences and challenges identified during the workshops, the project partnership has jointly defined the need for the development of precise and target-oriented Teaching Manuals about the two binational (German-Czech/Czech-German, German-Polish/Polish-German) sites and the national (German World Heritage Site) with direct links to Denmark.
The project conference, which will take place in Berlin on the 19th and 20th of December of 2019, is a point of departure for the implementation of this need. It will be organized based on theoretical input and practical work. Through presentations, experts will introduce the main ideas related to relevant topics of the project and the ASPnet. Participants will develop teaching materials in working groups, based on those already worked out during the implementation of the project in 2019.
The conference will count with the participation of national and international experts on the subject, as well as national and international representatives of the UNESCO Schools Project Network.