On July 2, 2020 at  17:00-19:00 (standard time in Korea), 15:00-17:00 (Bangkok time), the second session within the webinar "ICH Webinar Series" will be held organized jointly by the International Information and Network Center for the Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) and by the UNESCO office in Bangkok.

The event is open to the public and involves experts in the field of intangible cultural heritage.
The seminar, which is conducted online via video conferencing software, is divided into 4 sessions.

The second session will examine the impacts of COVID-19 on the integration of intangible cultural heritage and higher education in the Asia-Pacific region, with a special focus on alternative teaching models, instructions and teaching methods. As schools face adverse consequences, this session also sees the importance of identifying future appropriate approaches to the study of the intangible cultural heritage in higher education in the areas of preparation of teaching materials and research.

The webinar aims to:

  • study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning in higher education disciplines and the current challenges that universities are facing;
  • explore good practices, innovative teaching models, design instructions and teaching methods that enhance the viability of heritage and its significance during COVID-19;
  • explore the role of cooperation in sharing learning resources and exchanging knowledge through university networks;
  • identify future appropriate approaches to teaching and learning in disciplines related to the intangible cultural heritage.

The interactive seminar will be broadcasted live on the YouTube channel and on the ICHCAP Facebook page.

On June 18, 2020 the first session was organized, which covered the topic "Preservation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific Region".

The third session of the event will take place on 30 July 2020, focusing on the "ICH Higher Education Networks - Global Efforts in Asia and beyond", and in August during the fourth and final online session the forum will discuss "Sharing experiences and challenges in developing ICH curricula and educational models".