When ′′studying′′ Rome, do like the (ancient) Romans do

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
The basic idea of this course is to investigate History (and in particular the Ancient Roman one) from a less frequently used point of view: ancient everyday life.
The choice of the topics – which are going to be discussed in class with the participants – aims at helping them to later present to their students Roman ancient history by drawing parallels to what students themselves can, in some respect, experience in their own life.
By tracing differences and similarities between ancient reality and modern one, the students will feel history closer, less abstract in terms of objects and events.
Each one of the topics discussed in classroom (see the detailed list below) is chosen in order to be the starting point for the creation of an ancient Rome historical frame (i.e.: its political life, economy, art production, sociology) as well as, on the other side, to draw parallel to facts/events that students can experience in their own everyday life.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learning the use of archaeological evidence as a tool to improve the students’ interest and curiosity.
  • Develop a vivid image of the antiquity and its everyday life.
  • Understand how artifacts can express specific contingencies, historical events, social, religious, political values and the aesthetics of a period.
  • Develop a flexible methodology to be later applied to other historical periods.
  • Developing a method applicable to students at different learning stages as well as related to other topics (art).
  • Using a multidisciplinary approach.

Admission information

  • Language : English, Italian
  • Language level prerequisites : B1 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs), teacher trainers, careers officers, educational counsellors, headteachers, principals, managers of schools

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 25
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 16.10.2022 - 23.10.2022 - To be confirmed

Course dates are made available based on the availability of trainers but are “confirmed” only once the minimum number of participants is reached.

Course dates are listed Sunday to Sunday. The course usually takes place Monday to Friday and the full-day trip usually takes place on Saturday, so Sundays are arrival and departure days for those who book course, activities and accommodation. You can leave earlier if you book just the course.

If you are interested in a course date but it is not “confirmed” (either “To be confirmed” or not available at all), you can pre-register to it so we can track your interest, liaise with everybody to convey participants to the same dates and make them confirmed!

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