Education plays a key role in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. Intangible cultural heritage can provide context-specific content and ICH-based pedagogy acts as a leverage to increase the relevance and quality of education and improve learning outcomes. The 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage refers to ‘transmission, particularly through formal and non-formal education’, as an important safeguarding measure too. Our Chairship explores the relationship between ICH-based pedagogies and learning outcomes, and promotes learning and teaching with and about intangible heritage in all relevant disciplines at all levels through innovative technologies, active-learning, research, and praxis.
We also recognize education in the heritage tongue and multilingual education, as well as technical and vocational training that is inspired by ICH. Young people and adults can harness the heritage from their communities to develop skills for sustainable livelihoods while strengthening the transmission of intangible cultural heritage.