Teaching and learning through and about intangible cultural heritage

Intangible cultural heritage




Within the scope of the study area to strengthen the creative process of the transmission of intangible cultural heritage through teaching practices which UNESCO emphasizes, in this research, it is aimed to develop content for learning processes enriched with context-based questions that can be used in high school geography and history lessons based on the meta-program model and to explain the procedures that can be performed in this process. This research is a longitudinal document analysis study constructed in a qualitative research design. The achievement of to be able to explain the intangible elements representing Turkish culture within the framework of the legitimacy source of power (Kök-Tengri faith and Kut) theme, which is determined to be organized as an interdisciplinary behavior content in geography and history instructional programs, was chosen as the research unit. The stated achievement was analyzed within the framework of knowledge and cognitive process dimensions, transformed into goal-behavior statements and associated with context-based questions. On the basis of the processes in this research, new studies can be conducted in which intangible cultural heritage elements will be integrated with international competence frameworks and integrated into instructional content designs. It is thought that these studies will strengthen the transmission of the intangible cultural heritage to the younger generations through the curriculum and the textbooks resulting from these programs.

Keywords: UNESCO, integrating ICH in curricula,  meta program model, Kök Tengri faith and Kut, achievement analysis