Round table on the project "Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage for Educators to Reinforce Education for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region"
The round table on the project "Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage for Educators to Reinforce Education for Sustainable Development in the Asia-Pacific Region" will take place in Tashkent, on 28 May 2014. The event is organized by UNESCO Office in Tashkent in close cooperation with the Ministry of Public Education and the Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The purpose of the project is the development of teaching materials on intangible cultural heritage and their incorporating into school education system to strengthen cultural diversity as a core aspect of sustainable development.
Uzbekistan possesses rich intangible cultural heritage, which is an integral part of life and culture of the Uzbek people. Cultural traditions were transferred from one generation to another for centuries, thereby promoting development of intercultural dialogue and contributing to development of cultural values as well as sustainable development.
Within the framework of the implementation of the project teaching materials on folk singing and folk games were developed for teachers and the 6th grade students in pilot schools in Tashkent. The materials prepared were presented to the teachers of the pilot schools and tested in March 2014 .
The purpose of the round table is to present the results of the project at the national level, and, discuss the ways and means of further incorporating the intangible cultural heritage into the formal and informal education in Uzbekistan.