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Upcoming sessions: 

  • 103-2/2024: 08/07-13/07

  • 103-1/2025: 28/04-03/05

  • 103-2/2025: 07/07-12/07

Price: 490€ (Includes course fee, entrance to sites and museums, transportation in the city during the course)

Location:
Larnaca (Cyprus)

Course organizer:
AM LearnToTeach Courses

Number of participants: 20

Certification: Yes

Language: English

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Target audience
  • Teachers & school staff from primary and secondary level, and special needs.

  • Company staff

  • School management

  • Not-for-profit / NGO staff

  • Other

Subjects & Competences
  • Art

  • Citizenship

  • Cross Curricular

  • European Studies

  • History

  • History of Culture

  • Language & Literature

  • Pre-School Subjects

  • Primary School Subjects

  • Religion

  • Social Studies / Sociology

  • Cultural awareness and expression

  • Social and learning

  • Cultural competence

  • Cultural diversity

  • Cultural heritage

  • Inclusive teaching

  • Non-formal learning

  • Primary education

  • Secondary education

  • Teaching

  • Vocational education

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103 I Cultural heritage - Myths & legends: A new narrative in a common storytelling (Larnaca - Cyprus)    

When fair Europe was seized by Zeus (disguised as a bull), little did we know that this very myth would be the beginning of a common narrative throughout Europe and that it would define our European common identity. When Aphrodite was born out of the waves just outside the coast of south-west Cyprus, little did we know about the effect that this myth would have on art, literature or theatre.

Description

Mythology is a common narrative throughout Europe. National myths connect to those of other nations, they interlock, and they mix only to create another great narrative. We grow up with them, we pass them on to the next generation…. but can we use them to evoke sentiments of common identity to our students? Can we use the similarities of those myths to create the unity we intend to promote for the construction of a common future?

Approaching this subject with the students in the classroom is a challenge that we are eager to take on. Latest approaches on how-to-teach mythology, on-the-spot visits, connecting myths by discovering similarities and differences, tours in museums and archaeological sites are only a few of the features of this seminar.

Trainers will be in contact with the participants in order to solve any questions or doubts. And provide advice on accommodation, airports, airlines etc. They will also familiarize participants with the website of the seminars which will be used to upload pedagogical material created during the course duration.

Course fee: 490 euros per person. It includes the course fee, entry tickets where needed, and transportation within the working days of the course. Airport transport and accommodation are not included. Please, take into consideration that sending institutions should have an insurance coverage for their participants as stated in the Erasmus+ Quality Standards for Mobilities.

Program*

Monday

Arrivals

Course information (aims, concept, summary of activities)

 

Tuesday

Visit: Ancient theatre of Kourion-Tragedy and comedy

Visit: House of Eustolios-Through the keyhole

Visit: Birth of Aphrodite-Traces of the goddess of love

Visit: An insight to the Neolithic Era

 

Wednesday

A walk-through in time (meet the city by its stories) 

Experiential Workshop:  Pottery session at a local workshop: Stories-to-be

Workshop:  Experiences exchange: Methods on how to approach myths and legends in the classroom-their importance in critical thinking, historical conscience, and identity construction. 

 

Thursday

Experiential Workshop 4:  Interactive narrative session (the Narcissus and Echo myth)

A walk through the Green Line-Observatory-Walls

Visit the Archaeological Museum (search for Aphrodite and the mythological monsters)

Workshop (part 1):  Meet people from the past (FIVE)

 

Friday

Visit the Archaeological Museum of Larnaca 

Workshop (part 2):  Create a story about a human who lived in the past

Conference/Speech:  How to use museums to create new narratives or to sustain existing ones. A “scent” from the past (at Pierides museum)

Workshop: Course portfolio: Participants’ contribution.

 

Saturday

Workshop: ”Course portfolio: presentation of the projects”

Reflections/Summary of the course

Certificates

Departures

 

*The programme is subjected to changes in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Learning objectives

The course will aim to highlight the formation of Europe as the cradle of civilization and the role of mythology and common legends in this formation. As mythology and history, culture and art blend together, critical thinking and historical conscience are developed to form common heritage and active citizenship.

Furthermore, we aim to facilitate our participants in their quest for networking and collaborating with other participants and institutions. Following the original objectives of Erasmus+, we take very seriously the exchange of ideas, experiences and methodologies. Thus, our day to day programme, includes theory, discussion, cultural activities and practice.

Methodology

Our courses are thought in a way that theory and practice combine with our participants' working experiences. Exchange of practices and methodologies provide a rich environment of examples and ideas that each one can transfer to their own reality and with their own means. The pedagogical material that we offer can be used, open and free under Creative Commons (CC) which is one of the criteria of Erasmus+. We always try to meet all methodologies so our material is always linked to ICT for those who can apply them in their teaching process. 

Participants are asked to create a simple activity (teaching or other) and upload in on our working platform. In this way, produced material can be shared among the group and thus, enrich their pedagogical activities obtained.

To ensure optimum enjoyment of the course, we communicate the next day´s briefing and we create a group communication tool in order to avoid changes or unexpected situations. Our goal is to enhance the exprerience and to construct relationships among the participants and our trainers that can lead to future partnerships and collaborations.

Certification details

We take our participants' personal development seriously and consequently, we offer a Certificate of Attendance that is in line with the specifications of Erasmus Quality Standards for Mobilities. The Certificate states the number of hours of the course (30), the place and date of the course and the participant's name. Our participants usually need to produce a simple activity/product which will be uploaded in our working platform. Upon the completion of this task, the participants can receive the certificate. 

We also certify and sign the Mobility Agreement, Quality Commitment and Europass Mobility or any other document our participants wish to obtain in order to comply with Erasmus+ and/or their personal development.

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