The contribution of living heritage to quality education and lifelong learning is addressed in this chapter. Learners explore why the transmission of intangible cultural heritage in itself is a form of informal education that happens within communities and why, as such, it can provide both learning content and methods. The question of how modes and methods of transmission that are recognized by communities can be strengthened in education programmes is discussed, and how education institutions can foster respect for intangible cultural heritage and provide new spaces to ensure its transmission to future generations. Examples of incorporating intangible cultural heritage in education illustrate how it can reconnect schools with their surrounding communities, foster respect and appreciation for cultural diversity and strengthen a sense of belonging and social cohesion. Learners thus discover why living heritage is an incredibly rich resource for countries to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 since it includes appreciation of cultural diversity and how culture can contribute to sustainable development.
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