DIDACTICS OF GREEK LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (PREFIT - AREA D)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
- Knowledge and understanding:
students will develop knowledge and comprehension competence in the field of the Didactics of the ancient Greek language and culture thanks to the use of different sources (manuals, books and scientific articles, lectures, online learning objects etc.) regarding foundation topics and advanced research in this field.
The competences will be strengthened and expanded allowing students to elaborate and apply original ideas.
- Applying knowledge and understanding:
students will be able to apply knowledge and comprehension skills useful for an initial training for ancient Greek language and culture teachers, as well as for other professional profiles related to the field of school and academic publishing and computer assisted language teaching. In particular, students will develop skills needed both to create and support argumentation and to solve problems in this field.
Comprehension and problem solving skills will be reinforced and applied to new or unfamiliar topics, belonging to wider or interdisciplinary contexts related to their field of study.
- Making judgements:
students will be able to collect and interpret data to determine autonomous judgements in in the field of the Didactics of ancient Greek language and culture, including cross-cultural and interdisciplinary thinking on cultural and intercultural, scientific and ethical topics connected to the judgements expressed.
Students will be able to integrate their knowledge, manage complexity and make judgements based on limited or incomplete data.
- Communication skills:
thanks to the specific focus on communication competences and in particular on the development and use of mediation skills, students will be able to convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to specialists and non-specialists.
Students can make conclusions clearly and through the support of their knowledge. They will also be able to explain the reasons for their conclusions.
- Learning skills:
thanks to the general scaffolding of the course which puts processes related to learning and teaching in a social context at the centre, students will develop learning skills useful to continue studying autonomously and in a self-directed way in lifelong learning education.
Self-learning activities through the use of digital content, online sources, manuals, texts or free resources. There are 15 multimedia units, with reference to the D.M. 616/2017 all. B (A-13), divided into III blocks: 5 units concerning the main teaching methodologies related to the teaching of the ancient Greek language and culture (role of teacher, conceptual, epistemological and didactic nodes, development of semiotic abilities, extension of expressive and cognitive potentials, docimology); 5 units concerning the planning and development of the related teaching activities (principles and methodologies for the construction of a Greek curriculum); 5 units concerning the analysis of the potential and the criticality of technological tools.
- The teaching will be delivered online (TEAMS), with registration of the lessons for possible asynchronous use. They will be dedicated to the study of the teaching and learning processes of the ancient Greek language and culture, with particular reference to the translation.
Assessment methods and criteria
The final examination consists of an oral test on the different parts of the program, with the aim of verifying:
1) a solid disciplinary competence (language and literature); 2) the skills acquired with reference to the educational objectives of the course; 3) the clarity of exposition, the ownership of speech and the appropriateness of the answers.
In more detail:
a fail is determined by the lack of an understanding of the minimum content of the course, the inability to express oneself adequately, by a lack of autonomous preparation, the inability to solve problems related to information retrieval and the decoding of complex texts, as well as an inability to make independent judgments. A pass (18-23/30) is determined by the student’s possession of the minimum, fundamental contents of the course, an adequate level of autonomous preparation and ability to solve problems related to information retrieval and the decoding of complex texts, as well as an acceptable level of ability in making independent judgments. Middle-range scores (24-27/30) are assigned to the student who produces evidence of a more than sufficient level (24-25/30) or good level (26-27/30) in the evaluation indicators listed above. Higher scores (from 28/30 to 30/30 cum laude) are awarded on the basis of the student’s demonstration of a very good or excellent level in the evaluation indicators listed above.
If the health emergency will continue, the following procedure will be followed: oral questions (in presence / online).
In the case of the online exam, the platform in use will be TEAMS, see the corresponding guide at http://selma.unipr.it/.