Strengthening interdisciplinary, holistic and inclusive water education under Phase 9 of UNESCO-IHP
This webinar is organized by IHE Delft in cooperation with the Global Network of Water Museums and the Living Waters Museum (India) as part of the new series of webinars titled ‘When Waters Speak’.
Water education needs to equip students and youth with an aptitude to observe, identify and understand the issues related to water around them, especially the intersection of water with heritage, history and culture. An integrated, interdisciplinary, and ethical approach is critical if we want to build a new water civilization based on care, respect and justice. This webinar looks at different tools and approaches, including digital media and the creative arts, that WAMU-NET members and partners have used to engage children as our future water-keepers.
What were the outcomes of such endeavours and how can they be scaled up to reach more schools, and more children, especially those from marginalised and vulnerable communities who may not be able to attend school regularly, despite the right to education for all? How do we build the capacity of teachers to make learning on water and the environment more interactive, fun and meaningful, inspiring children to become active agents of change rather than passive recipients of ‘lessons’? What role can water museums play and how can we strengthen our capacity through collaborative shared learning efforts?
Webinar Platform: Zoom
Date: 20 of November 2023
Time: 2.00 – 4.00 pm CET
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This webinar is organized as the first outcome of the Education Working Group that met at the 4th International Conference of WAMU-NET in Marrakech and to share the results of the Living Waters Museum's project titled Water Classrooms (as part of a global endeavour called Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures, funded by Global Challenges UK through partners in the UK, India and Africa, see: www.waterclassrooms.in and www.tesf.network).
A range of different experiences from the Mediterranean, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Cuba and USA will then be presented to focus on how a number of school programs have addressed the issues of diversity and inclusion with related challenges. During the round table, invited guests will discuss how to build a global water education program supported by a repository of educational resources on water and sustainability.Building on the success of water classrooms with schools in India, the Living Waters Museum team will be working in 2024 with the Musée de l’Eau of Burkina Faso and other partners from Africa through the project titled I-LEAF that is coordinated by IHE Delft and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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