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Upcoming sessions: 

  • 108-3/2024: 21/10-26/10

  • 108-1/2025: 24/03-29/03

  • 108-2/2025: 02/06-07/06

  • 108-3/2025: 20/10-25/10

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

Location: Toledo (Spain)

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

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  • Citizenship

  • Cross Curricular

  • European Studies

  • History

  • History of Culture

  • Language & Literature

  • Pre-School Subjects

  • Primary School Subjects

  • Religion

  • Social Studies / Sociology

  • Glass and Ceramics

  • Handicrafts

  • Socio-cultural services

  • Arts

  • Cultural competence

  • Cultural diversity

  • Cultural heritage

  • Inclusive teaching

  • Non-formal learning

  • Primary education

  • Secondary education

  • Teaching

  • Vocational education

  • Cultural awareness and expression

  • Social and learning

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108 I Cultural heritage - Identities in Toledo: The city of the three cultures

Toledo a historical and cultural centre for both La Mancha area and Spain itself. Its fame as the city of three cultures is not anything less than what it actually is, as it has been successively occupied (and influenced) by Muslims, Jews and Christians. Today, Toledo is a regional capital, but with such a well-preserved beauty and history, that it never stops to amaze the unsuspecting traveller.

Description

The city of Toledo was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. The city’s status passed from being a Roman town, to capital of the Visigoth kingdom, fortress of the Cordoba emirate, city of El Greco until finally identified as the city of Three Cultures. In the XVI century, it was the temporary seat of the supreme power under the reign of the Emperor Charles V, and the city was declared “Imperial and crowned city”. Its monuments are still considered masterpieces of art of different civilizations in a XXI century city. 

This seminar will introduce and explain important features of the Roman-Catholic, Muslim and Jewish past of Toledo realising how three cultures-three religions, were able to live together enriching themselves by coexistence.The course will take us to visit the most important places of those times as well as all its legacy throughout the centuries by following the traditions linked to that heritage. Toledo is a truly unique city that offers a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of Spain. 

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 (https://www.learntoteacheu.org/) 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

  • Workshop 1: Meeting and getting to know each other (ice breaking activities). Course information (aims, concept, summary of activities)

 

Tuesday

  • Walking the route of Toledo before “the three cultures”. Iglesia de San Román (Museu de Concilios y Cultura Visigoda s. VI - VIII).  

  • Walking the Route of Toledo through time.

  • Workshop 2: Approaching the city & content of the course

  • Workshop 3: Sharing information about the situation of different cultures in "my city"

 

Wednesday

  • Walking the Route through Hispanic-Muslim and Mudejar style in Toledo. Mosque of Cristo de la Luz (Bib-al-Mardum); Old Mosque of El Salvador; Arab Baths.

  • Workshop 4: The ancestral techniques of the famous forge from Toledo.

 

Thursday

  • Walking the Route through the Jewish quarter of Toledo. The Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca; The Synagogue of El Tránsito (contains the Sephardic Museum); Jews’ House;

  • Workshop 6: Damascene from Toledo its history, techniques and styles.  

 

Friday

  • Visiting the Cathedral of Toledo

  • Walking the Route through cloisters and courtyards and patios of Toledo

  • Conference/Workshop 7: The legacy of the Toledo School of Translators

  • Workshop 8: “Course portfolio: participants contribution (lesson plan)”

 

Saturday

  • Presentation of the lesson Plan

  • Reflections/Summary of the course Certificates

  • Departures

 

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

Learning objectives

Toledo will provide material for critical thinking and better understanding of our common European origins. It will help us identify with human destiny by continuing to learn about the stories of people who were challenged, persevered, went missing, but finally overcame and thrived, hoping that this rich and varied history will help us better discover our own identities.

Its diverse heritage and stunning architecture make it an ideal destination for educators looking to teach their students about the importance of multiculturalism and tolerance and thus, gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the rich history and culture not only of Spain but of their own as well. 

Participants will share similar experiences and situations from their regions and educational centres and how to incorporate these "resources" in the learning process of their students. We will try to find common points to enhance the knowledge of our students’ cultural heritage.

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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