WHAT IS FOLKLORE
Folklore and Folklife are not about the long-ago and faraway but about the power of place and time and the dynamic creativity of traditional culture.
Folklore (in a broader sense, traditional and popular culture) is a group-orientated and tradition-based creation of groups or individuals reflecting the expectations of the community as an adequate expression of its cultural and social identity; its standards and values are transmitted orally, by imitation or by other means. Its forms include, among others, language, literature, music, dance, games, mythology, rituals, customs, handicrafts, architecture and other arts. - UNESCO, 1985
K12 Education Philosophy
Folklore / Folklife is embraced as a teaching philosophy, the tip of the curricula spear, that skewers "curricula" using interdisciplinary projects that gives collected data context whereby learners can derive meaning, and that process transforms data into knowledge energized by the"need to know" moment when motivated learners - catch the giniker - the fire, the jazz, and engage with their projects.