Cultural Heritage Education: Ancient Greece as a Case Study

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  • Activities: Our courses usually include two cultural activities. Further information is available on the page of each location.
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Upon the decision of the course provider, classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 14:00) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 19:00).
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Raising awareness on the importance and value of cultural heritage amongst young Europeans is of vital importance if we aim to ensure future sustainability and cultivate a sense of belonging to the European family. Protecting and promoting Europe’s cultural heritage also appears among the strategic objectives of the European Union.

Cultural heritage education (CHE), as one of the main aims of the European Heritage Strategy for the 21st Century (ST21), can be the vehicle for the promotion of our shared cultural heritage, but also for showing that different cultural identities can complement and enrich each other by co-existing and shaping a common European identity.

Based on the pillars and the values of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage, this course aims to use the rich historical and artistic heritage of Greece as a case study, on how cultural heritage education can help us understand modern societies and create more inclusive, cohesive and sustainable community environments.

By taking part in constructive activities and games as well as guided tours at archaeological sites, course participants will discover the richness of ancient Greek history, arts, and language. Through experiential learning and discussion on cultural heritage interpretation, they will learn how to preserve their cultural heritage, thereby develop a deep understanding that promotes the sense of European identity and social inclusion.

Let’s start our journey through the centuries to design our future!

Concept by: Cynthia Rodopoulou

Learning outcomes

The course will enable participants to:

  • Enrich their knowledge on Greek cultural heritage;
  • Acquire ideas and activities on how to introduce cultural heritage in their classes;
  • Use “Artful Thinking Palette” as a tool to create connections between works of art and the curriculum;
  • Use “Heritage interpretation” to actively encourage participants to interpret their own experience of tangible, intangible and digital heritage;
  • Assess the value and relevance of cultural heritage for inclusive and sustainable community environments;
  • Invite younger generations into digitally approaching foreign cultures.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Defining “cultural heritage”

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Presentations of participants’ schools;
  • Introduction to Greek culture and civilization.

Day 2 – Ancient Greece’s cultural heritage

  • From the birth of Language to early Science and Philosophy;
  • Ancient Greek history and arts;
  • Visit to Pnyx (for courses in Athens) or Mycenae (for courses in Nafplio).

Day 3 – Artful Thinking Palette

  • Approaching a variety of tangible and intangible representations of Greek cultural heritage with Artful Thinking Palette”;
  • Visit to the Acropolis Museum.

Day 4 – Heritage interpretation

  • Engaging students in the cultural heritage of Europe through Heritage Interpretation;
  • Visit to the National Archeological Museum.

Day 5 – Cultivating joy in Cultural heritage education

  • Making learning more intuitive and creative: Using Europeana to teach with digital cultural heritage in contemporary classrooms;
  • Engaging activities, games and exercises for students to learn more about European cultural heritage.

Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Please note:

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.

If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.

The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location, not the course; further information is available on each location webpage. The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course.

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  • 27 Dec - 1 Jan 2022
  • 24-29 Jan 2022
  • 28 Feb - 5 Mar 2022
  • 28 Mar - 2 Apr 2022
  • 25-30 Apr 2022
  • 23-28 May 2022
  • 27 Jun - 2 Jul 2022
  • 25-30 Jul 2022
  • 22-27 Aug 2022
  • 26 Sep - 1 Oct 2022
  • 24-29 Oct 2022
  • 28 Nov - 3 Dec 2022

*Course sessions of July and August will be offered in Nafplio

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