Why heritage education?
With the HEREDUC project, we have high hopes. We aim to bring our cultural heritage to the attention of as many young people as possible and, in turn, they can bring it to us with their discoveries. Students will be the guardians of our heritage in the future and so they must have the chance to learn more about it today. In this task, teachers are the people we must turn to for help, since they can gain the attention of their students, arousing interest and enthusiasm, while making their subject materials accessible. This is a win-win situation: heritage is a superb tool to motivate our students and to help them gain valuable insight into the past, present and future. It enables teachers to transcend the boundaries of school subjects and the everyday tasks. In short, heritage education needs a place in the classroom and the classroom needs a place in heritage education.