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Transboundary European World Heritage -
a Topic for UNESCO Associated Schools

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Background and Implementation of the Project

The project "Transboundary European Heritage - a Topic for UNESCO Associated Schools" 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 ASP-net 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.

Results

Within the framework of the workshops, the international teachers and students 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 expand beyond traditional learning methods by implementing strategies with new media technology. The students also identified important content and prepared them in learning videos, which are now available on the project’s learning platform.

Workshops

The project started in January 2019 with 5 international and intercultural workshops:

A ‘Kick-off’ in Dresden with participants from international Transboundary Sites and the UNESCO Associated Schools Network from different Federal States in Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland.

Record Results

A Teacher Training workshop on Media Education in Berlin with focus on producing Learning Videos

Report

A German-Czech student workshop at the World Heritage Site Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region

Programme

TEACHING UNIT Erzgebirge - History

Authors: Dr. Larissa Eikermann / Friederike Hansell

TEACHING UNIT Erzgebirge - Technology

Authors: Dr. Larissa Eikermann / Friederike Hansell

TEACHING UNIT Erzgebirge - World Heritage Education

Authors: Dr. Larissa Eikermann / Friederike Hansell

A German-Polish student workshop at the World Heritage Site Park Muskau/Parc Mużakowski (located in the German-Polish UNESCO Coal Crescent/Łuk Mużakowa)

Programme

Muskauer Park - Environment and Sustainability 1

Authors: Viviane Bierhenke / Lars Junghanns

Muskauer Park - Environment and Sustainability 2

Authors: Viviane Bierhenke / Lars Junghanns

Muskauer Park - History / Prince Pückler

Authors: Viviane Bierhenke / Lars Junghanns

A German-Danish student workshop at the German UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Archaeological Border Complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke

Programme

Hedeby – Teaching Material for School Classes

Author: Dr. Jörg Heinke

Conference

Presentations

Welcome

Marie - Theres Albert

Welcome by the National Coordinator of the UNESCO ASPnet in the Czech Republic.

Petr Cap

Welcome by the National Coordinator of the UNESCO ASPnet in Poland.

Malgorzata Herbich (Document available in English and in Polish)

Welcome by the National Coordinator of the UNESCO ASPnet in Denmark.

Karl Sebastian Grobba

Keynote - What has been done? What has been achieved? What are the next steps?

Marie - Theres Albert

CULTURAL HERITAGE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Klaus Hüfner

WORLD HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABDEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES FOR PARTICIPATION?

Frederike Hansell

Communication and Education Management as a task of World Heritage

Claudia Grünberg (At the request of the participants in German Language)

History of a European Borderland between Northern Europe and the Continent

Matthias Maluck

Minutes

Minutes of the conference 19th and 20th January

Claudia Grünberg

Next Steps

Based on the joint teacher-student experiences and the 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 UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Archaeological Border Complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke with direct links to Denmark. The development of these materials have been initiated in a conference in Berlin on the 19th and 20th of December