16.07.2019 - UNESCO Office in Tashkent

The workshop on the integration of intangible cultural heritage in formal and non-formal education is taking place in Tashkent

©UNESCO,The workshop on the integration of intangible cultural heritage in formal and non-formal education is taking place in Tashkent

On 16 July 2019, the National Seminar for Secondary School Teachers on Integration of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in Formal and Non-formal Education was launched in Tashkent. The seminar is organized by the UNESCO Office in Tashkent in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The seminar is conducted within the framework of the UNESCO regular programme "Safeguarding ICH in Uzbekistan though strengthening capacities in inventorying and integrating ICH in education" and will last until July 19.

The aim of the workshop is to improve the teachers’ qualification in the field of introduction of ICH methodology in education. The workshop will use materials developed in the framework of the UNESCO project "Promotion of intangible cultural heritage among educators to strengthen education for sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region", implemented in 2013-2015 in close cooperation with the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan ratified the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2008. The country's rich intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, occupies a special place in the culture of Uzbekistan. These are practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated herewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage. This heritage is an integral part of the life and culture of the peoples in Uzbekistan, providing a sense of identity and continuity and promoting creativity and social well-being.

Education and intangible cultural heritage are closely linked to each other. The transmission of ICH-associated knowledge and skills through formal and non-formal education plays one of the central roles in safeguarding of ICH.

"Our goal is not only to tell the world about the rich cultural heritage that Uzbekistan has, but also to assist in transmitting this heritage from generation to generation. I think that work in the field of safeguarding of ICH at the level of education is a fundamental factor of sustainable development and management of ICH. UNESCO is ready to continue working in this area with the Ministry of National Education of Uzbekistan and to make every effort to achieve positive results", - Mr. Fuad Pashayev, the Head of UNESCO Office in Tashkent, a.i.

 

 

 




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