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by Archaeology Newsroom

Upgrading School Knowledge: A Proposal

This article presents an attempt of interdisciplinary approach that was hold in the 6th Luceum Kalamata, Peloponnese. The staff of two school libraries took the initiative and the project was carried out in collaboration with the educational community of two related schools. As the practice of education should be constantly renewed, it must find out new attractive and creative ways of approaching knowledge that will primarily corroborate the students’ initiative and will aim at their active participation and substantial learning in the framework of a multicultural school. Therefore, having as a pivot the History course of the first grade of the Lyceum, it was attempted an interdisciplinary diffusion in and relation to Literature, Informatics and Aesthetics. The objective was the sensitization of students in History and Art issues, so that the museum, the space par excellence that houses their documentation, to become the attraction pole for the young ephebes. The educational programs “Let’s visit the Acropolis” and “The Parthenon frieze” greatly contributed to the achievement of this goal. Particularly, the students, after been instructed the chapter referring to the art of the classical period, were exposed to a variety of experiences relevant to this same subject (videotapes, music, Internet surfing). Been thus prepared, they undertook the task to compose poems, to write stories, to narrate tales, to paint and to cast in plaster the goddess Iris in order not only to become familiar with but also to reconstruct the cultural product of the classical age. The two philologists, authors of this article, worked out the analytical scheme of the aforementioned course.