Asia-Pacific Living Heritage Lesson Plan Contest(~9.30.)
The UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Bangkok is delighted to announce the launch of the Asia-Pacific Living Heritage Lesson Plan Contest 2023. We invite educators from across the Asia-Pacific region to showcase their creativity and pedagogical expertise by submitting innovative lesson plans that integrate Living Heritage or Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) into the classroom. This exciting competition aims to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the rich cultural traditions and practices that shape our diverse communities. By bringing living heritage to life through engaging lesson plans, we hope to inspire a new generation of learners to connect with and preserve our shared heritage.
This contest is supported by International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP) and Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), Republic of Korea.
The contest is open for lesson plan submission from schools in the Asia-Pacific region from today until 30 September 2023. Apply at: https://bit.ly/aplp2023-apply
In recognition of the outstanding efforts and contributions of educators, the contest will award 4 monetary prizes for the most exceptional lesson plans that UNESCO jury members anonymously aspire to see put into action and set as regional good practices. The recipients of these prestigious awards will not only receive well-deserved certificates of recognition; in addition, they will be granted a monetary prize of USD1,000 each to pilot and record their lesson plan usage, and then send the recordings to UNESCO for public dissemination.
4 monetary awards are for the following categories:
Jury Commendations: In addition to the four main awards, the jury will extend their commendations to up to 20 exemplary lesson plans, honoring each with a Certificate of Recognition for exceptional quality and innovative approaches.
All lesson plans that receive the awards and the jury commendations will be disseminated on UNESCO global clearinghouse for Living Heritage and Education: https://ich.unesco.org/en/clearinghouse-education
We believe that these award programme acknowledgements will not only celebrate the dedication and ingenuity of educators but also inspire and motivate them to continue enriching the educational landscape with their creative integration of living heritage into classroom learning and teaching experiences.
If you are not sure how to effectively design a lesson plan that integrates Living Heritage, we would like to invite you to take this FREE self-paced online course, ‘Bringing Living Heritage to the Classroom in Asia-Pacific’, on GCED Online Campus (registration and log-in required): https://bit.ly/GCEDclassICH
Awards Application Requirements/Guidelines