Cultural heritage education and social impact assessment: issues of social pedagogy


The relationship between cultural interventions and the territory has assumed particular relevance in the current educational scenario, characterized by a profound transformation in the concept of cultural heritage, also following the requests coming from the numerous stakeholders and policy makers. The value of cultural heritage, especially of an intangible nature, determining a vast social benefit, in relation to social pedagogy, therefore becomes the object of analysis, the result of an evolution, of which education is a way to define a system of educational choices, which can be subjected to a social impact assessment. In social pedagogy, promoting education in cultural heritage therefore means asking ourselves about the meaning of the educational actions implemented and the evaluation methods defined to highlight the results.