Didactics of Ancient Languages, Reflections on School Programs and Scientific Communication

lglor2540  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Didactics of Ancient Languages, Reflections on School Programs and Scientific Communication
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
7 credits
75.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Meurant Alain;
An in-depth knowledge of Latin and Greek.
Main themes
This course takes into account the principal aspects of the teaching of ancient languages in the secondary school of today:
1. The focuses according to the levels;
2. Reading of authors;
3. Familiarisation with ancient cultures and civilisations;
4. Conception and execution of methods of evaluation adapted the aims in view;
5. Acritical view of the teaching possibilities offered by the multimedia;
6. An analysis of the programs within the framework of the "Missions" decree and within its extension to the different structures of "Final competences and required learning in Latin and Greek".
This course includes a reflection on the characteristics of a high-quality communication, and in particular its adaptation to the public to which it is destined (a critical analysis of the text-books designed for the teaching of ancient languages at the secondary level).

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Au terme de cet enseignement, l'étudiant sera capable de concevoir, organiser et évaluer des activités d'enseignement et des situations d'apprentissage pour les cours de latin et de grec aux différents degrés du secondaire. Il sera à même de réaliser une préparation scientifique et méthodologique de leçons pratiques.
L'étudiant saura également percevoir le statut, les composantes et les enjeux des programmes à l'occasion de leur lecture critique. Il saura construire des séquences d'enseignement originales, adaptées au divers degrés du secondaire (développement des compétences terminales). Il aura aussi acquis une maîtrise suffisante des outils multimédias consacrés à l'enseignement des langues anciennes.
Les étudiants CLAS suivent entièrement ce cours, ceux du programme LAFR n'en suivent que 37,5 heures (partie latine).

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The student, by the end of this course should have learned to design, organise and evaluate teaching activities and learning situations for courses of Latin and Greek at different levels in secondary education. He will be capable of  preparing lessons in a scientific and methodical manner, such lessons as are to be given in the first stage of teaching.
The student will also have understood the status, the component parts, and the scope of the programs, which he will have read with a critical eye. He will have put together original teaching lessons, adapted to the different levels in the secondary system ( development final abilities in the pupils).
The student will also have an introduction, via the TIC, to the analysis of oral and written communication of a scientific subject, and especially to the critical reading of school textbooks.
Teaching methods
Lectures with the involvement and active participation of the students placed in theoretical learning situations.
Evaluation methods
Oral exam with written and multimedia elements.
Other information
Fournie au cours et via le serveur iCampus.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Teacher Training Certificate (upper secondary education) - Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Certificat universitaire en langue, littérature et civilisation latines

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics