Digital Dynamic Cultural Dialogue

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ICT tools for Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage


“To know and understand our own culture, we must learn to see it from the point of view of other cultures, comparing our customs and beliefs with those of other times and places. With globalization now upon us, and external diversity on the retreat, it is becoming a matter of urgency to protect and preserve the internal diversity that each society owes to its constituent groups and subgroups, all of which develop differences that they consider highly important.” Claude Lévi-Strauss, French ethnologist

The general idea to be developed by participants is the preservation and promotion of the cultural heritage in the digital age of globalisation. It will result in collaboration between teachers involved in European cultural heritage education.
The course consists of on-site lectures, practical activities, cooperative work, visits and discussions. The thematic content of each day is based on learning-by-doing followed by reflection-upon-action in relation to the digital orientation of the young generation.
During the course participants will explore various Web 2.0 applications to be used as active and productive educational tools. The course ends with the evaluation session and discussion on future initiatives, such as eTwinning projects, followed by presentation of certificates to the participants.

* Prepare an article to describe cultural heritage elements from your country in relationship with the digital media.
* Familiarise yourself with Web 2.0 tools to be used during the course.

- Understand the importance of a dynamic cultural heritage in the European context;
- Work in cooperation with other participants preserving the cultural heritage;
- Participate in the international and intercultural exchange.
- Learn how to use Web 2.0 tools to preserve cultural heritage;
- Understand the benefits and pitfalls of media tools;
- Develop a personal activity plan how to promote opportunities for children and young people to experience culture.

After the course participants will reflect on the gained knowledge and its application in their own educational environment. They will complete a report to be sent to their national agency and the course organiser. The trainers will provide support for collaboration between participants encouraging them to initiate eTwinning projects, help to find partners and participate in online courses developing their knowledge of media tools.


Day 1
Introduction to dynamic cultural heritage: European society and the digital age
Participants’ contribution: cultural heritage and digital media
Literature in culture: events and stories - Canterbury Tales
On-site lecture and activities to explore the events behind the story
Discussion: knowing the literary traditions of own culture

Day 2
Music in culture: traditions and practices - Morris Dance
On-site lecture and activities with Morris Dancers
Discussion: preserving music traditions using media tools

Day 3
Food in culture: family traditions, food preparation and feasts
On-site leacture: afternoon tea
Discussion: preserving traditions using media tools

Day 4
Art in culture: decorative elements in the home environment
On-site lecture and hands-on activities: Roses&Castles folk art
Discussion: preserving art traditions using media tools

Day 5
ICT and culture: the use of Web 2.0 tools
Explore examples of cultural heritage on Europeana
Discuss possibilities for eTwinning projects
Reflection and evaluation

Course organiser
NGO Kaunas Biennial
London, United Kingdom

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