One of the best qualities of Classics as a field of study is its all-pervasiveness and many modern fields of study owe their very inception to classical works and authors. Various modern scholarly fields of study owe much to the works and authors of the Classical period while some indeed owe their very establishment to the likes of Thucydides and Aristotle. The Classical period has also inspired countless works of art, providing either the subject matter in its entirety, such as with some of the tragedies penned down by Shakespeare or the myths immortalised in the paintings of the Renaissance artists, or serving as a fount of inspiration and reference to other works, as is evidenced by works such as the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
It is therefore easy to find traces of the influence of the Classics in virtually any subject taught in our schools, no matter how alien to each other the two might seem. This INSET course aims to highlight precisely this. It is an effort to help teachers of all subjects from primary and secondary schools of all types from all over the country explore these links and encourage them to include and develop these links during their lessons in a way which is both instructive and entertaining for their students.
The course, which is a joint collaboration between the Education Division, the Malta Classics Association and St Martin’s College, will be held for the first time at Villa Bologna in Attard on the 7th 10th, and 11th of July. The course will be organised for a second time at the Museum of Archaeology in Valletta on the 15th, 18th and 19th of September.
The course is open to teachers of all syllabi from State, Church and Independent primary and secondary schools. Spaces are limited for either course and are available on a first-come first served basis. Complimentary lunch will be served to all participants at the end of the third day of both sessions.
For more information, contact the Malta Classics Association directly on firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow the dedicated Facebook event pages.
July Course event page – click here.
September course event page – click here.
If you would like to sign up for the event right away, this can be done by filling in the form by clicking here.