Heritage as exemplar: A pedagogical role for heritage studies in values education

Graeme Aplin*

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Studies of heritage at all levels of education can help foster understanding of other peoples and cultures and of the environmental issues facing us all. Used judicially, such studies have a highly positive role to play in educating people everywhere to contribute to making the world a sustainable and just environment for future generations. They provide examples or case studies, in the pedagogical sense used by educationalists, that illustrate many valuable points that are central to a sound values education contributing to ensuring that the public, and hopefully the political elite, are engaged in a push for such a just and sustainable future. Individual examples of heritage sites, and especially of World Heritage properties, contain valuable lessons of great pedagogical value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-383
Number of pages9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007


  • Environment
  • Heritage
  • Intercultural understanding
  • Values education
  • World Heritage


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