UNESCO has announced the release of an educational tool called Diversity Kit for Youth: the Creativity Game. This amusing and instructive tool is designed to help educators raise awareness among young people between the ages of 12 and 16 about the values and principles of the Convention.
"The Diversity Kit for Youth reinforces the promotion of creativity and the inclusion of cultural content in educational programs. It also illustrates the possibilities of applying Article 10 of the Convention to education and public awareness.
Decision-makers in charge of culture and education, school networks, professors, and cultural mediators are encouraged to adopt this ready-to-use teaching tool so that more young people understand the importance of the diversity of cultural expressions and the potential of their creativity.
The Diversity Kit includes:
- Specific content articulated around the four central themes of the Convention (the diversity of cultural expressions, creativity, cultural policies and measures, and international cooperation and solidarity)
- An innovative pedagogical approach (I-we-others-all) that questions young people in the first person while promoting a collective construction of the concept of "diversity"
- A playful and interactive format especially designed to draw the attention of the target audience"
The tool is available in Spanish on the UNESCO website. It was created in partnership with the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policies and Cooperation and the Interarts Foundation with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).