Posted on Wednesday December 1, 2021

Updated on Wednesday December 1, 2021

Culture heritage supporting creative and critical thinking in education

This session from Europeana 2021 explores projects which engage students and young people with digital cultural heritage.


Engaging students and young people with digital culture can help them to develop life skills as well as creative and critical thinking. This workshop from the Michael Culture Association explores examples of how this engagement can work in practice, through the projects Creative School, CrowdSchool, and the GLAMers – Enhancing GLAMs through youth engagement.

The Creative School has developed a set of open, educational resources which promote the use of digital collections at school; CrowdSchool has set up an online crowdsourcing exercise which allows users to enrich the metadata describing collections on the Europeana website; and the GLAMers project shares good practices and examples of where young people have actively supported GLAMs during the pandemic. It has also run a training scheme to support the acquisition of new digital skills by the GLAMs’ professionals.



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