2023-2024 / AESS0324-1

Special didactics in classical languages and literatures (2nd part), Course and exercises


35h Th

Number of credits

 Master in ancient languages and literatures : classics (120 ECTS)4 crédits 
 Certified upper secondary education teacher4 crédits 


Paul Pietquin

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

1. Issues in teaching the ancient languages.
Evaluation criteria: evaluation grid for Latin versions and skills of family tasks III. Specific methods of teaching in the first-degree of secondary schools. Different methods for reading texts.
2. Teaching practices that differ from the current official instructions.
Brief history of education: Middle Ages, Comenius, Jesuit pedagogy, Port Royal, Belgium teaching of type I. Students are encouraged to experiment other teaching practices (different from those that they have experienced themselves).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The course aims to enable students
- to create and use evaluation grids skills (families of tasks I and III);
- to use appropriate pedagogy for beginning students, and to include specific objectives in the first degree in secondary education;
- to be creative and critical throughout their careers, in the development and implementation of teaching methods.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic knowledge of French.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture. Exercises in small groups. Individual oral presentations by students. Involvement in the work of a school for the "Artes" project.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

The course will be held as a one period course in the first half, and in a range of two hours to agree in the second half.
During periods of training, the course will be suspended and replaced by moments of "reflective practice".

Recommended or required readings

Course notes supplied by the teacher progressively.

Any session :

- In-person

oral exam

- Remote

oral exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred remote

Additional information:

Oral test concerning two written assignments.

An accurate description with the evaluation criteria is given to students during the course.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


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