From community to classroom: Co-creating activities for the Hilali Living Curriculum

In May 2018, we held a co-design workshop to bring together students, teachers, researchers and policy-makers to explore building a living curriculum for cultural heritage and STEM. Some of the outputs of the workshop are now emerging and the first are two Hilali community contributions for The Hilali Toolkit.


The toolkit is based on the premise that cultural heritage, computing science and engineering teaching and learning, together with the sensitisation to qualitative research methods, can lead to engaging learning experiences for students which can have a genuine impact on education for sustainable development.


This toolkit has proven to be effective for an Egyptian audience but can also prove beneficial as a locally and culturally relevant educational resource in other Middle East & Arab countries and communities and beyond.


We continue to grow our network and the toolkit and invite local, regional and national cultural heritage organisations and policy makers, students, teachers and researchers to participate and re-mix, adapt the open educational resources and technologies made available.


The co-created activities and our developing framework to help build a living curriculum for cultural heritage and STEM form part of a new set of institutional resources we are now creating for higher education in the UK and beyond. This will support interdisciplinary learning and teaching with technology where students and communities as partners play a key role in developing curriculum innovation.


Check out our new community contributions:


Gastronomic heritage: Preserving cultural heritage through the celebration of food

Culture over the Years: Gathering intergenerational interpretations of cultural heritage in a local area