Onsite Course
Oct 25, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
7 days
Paphos
12 Participants Maximum
English
Course Certificate
Basic Price€690
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Dates & Packages for this course

Dates in 2020-21Place
October 25-31, 2020Paphos
May 9-15, 2021Paphos
Note: If you prefer other dates than the abovementioned, please contact us at support@mobilitypro.eu.
Packages
packages ancient Greece course

Mosaic-House-of-Dionysos-Paphos

The course includes, among others: - A mosaic workshop with local artist - A professional tour guide - Wine tasting at traditional winery - Tours, trips, and museum tickets - Traditional Cyprus dinner (optional)

 

The course is based on Outdoor Learning, an approach which involves the transformation of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours through direct engagement with the outdoor environment for the personal and social benefit of individuals, families, society and the planet. The participants will visit some significant remains of the Ancient Greek culture in Cyprus, including museums and archaeological sites, and they will take part in relevant activities –such as making a Mosaic– and festivities; they will also learn through on-site visits about ancient tradition and habits and about the influence of Greek mythology on different aspects of life in Cyprus.

THE COURSE MOSTLY TAKES PLACE OUTDOORS, IN OPEN SPACE.

In Ancient Greece, there was always enough time to celebrate and participate in Dionysia, a large festival in honor of the god Dionysus; so, since we want the participants of our course to feel the spirit of the ancient world, we have included in the program at least one special festive day, with unforgettable events, such as a wine festival, a carnival parade, and visiting the local wineries. Together with other participants and a trainer, you’ll also discuss the meaning of these traditions in the contemporary culture.

During this course, you’ll be able to find some inspiration and your artistic soul during a mosaic workshop, in which you will learn about the history and techniques of mosaic art and you’ll create your own mosaic inspired by traditional mosaic motifs.

Finally, to give you more inspiration and ready-made scenarios for student group projects, we will show you some useful ICT tools. With the use of these tools, you’ll be able to manage and share gathered materials in multiple ways, prepare creative videos/animations and more.

The cost of the course plus the costs of travelling, accommodation and other daily expenses can be covered by an Erasmus+ KA1 grant; more info here.

Target audience includes, among others, teachers of any level of education (kindergarten, primary, secondary, high school), headteachers, inspectors and advisers.

Day 1Welcome day
Session 1Overview of the course
Session 2Network activities
Session 3Some theory – the remains of Greek ancient culture in Cyprus
Session 4The influence of Greek mythology in Cyprus (which is also known as the Island of Aphrodite), significant places and stories. Discussion.
Day 2TOUR DAY. Archaeological Park of Paphos.
Session 5Greek ancient history and architecture
Session 6Beautiful mosaics in the House of Dionysos, the House of Aion, the House of Theseus and the House of Orpheus. Greek mythology in the mosaic floor
Session 7The remains of the Asklepieion, the Odeon, the Agora and more.
Session 8Gathering materials, looking for inspiration
Session 9For participants who would like to explore excavations more, we also offer the tour of Tombs of the Kings
Day 3TOUR DAY. Dionysia – time to celebrate!*
Session 10Discussion about the meaning of the Dionysia tradition in Cyprus.
Session 11Visit to a traditional Cypriot winery, where you can see the process of wine production, you will learn of different types of Cyprus wines and you will be able to taste it.
Session 12Tour of Baths of Aphrodite – mythological place with a romantic background.
Session 13Time to relax in a picturesque area of Akamas Peninsula.
Session 14*ExtraPreview

DETAILS
* – In September, a visit to the famous Wine Festival in Limassol is also included in the program.
– A visit to the famous Carnival Parade in Limassol (or Paphos), which usually takes place in March, is also included in the program.

Day 4TOUR DAY. Kouklia Archaeological Site – Petra tou Romiou-Kourion Archaeological Site
Session 15Visit to archaeological sites of Kouklia. Findings which are dated back to the second millennium B.C. such as stony tools, samples of ceramics, jewellery.
Session 16Visit to Petra tou Romiou, the birthplace of goddess Aphrodite.
Session 17Tour of Kourion, with the magnificent Greco-Roman theatre, the House of Eustolios and further impressive mosaic floors.
Session 18Looking for inspiration, gathering materials.
Day 5Mosaic workshop with local artist.
Session 19Mosaic art – history, design, techniques.
Session 20Workshops with local artist.
Session 21Individual project.
Session 22Gathering data, looking for inspiration.
Day 6ICT tools for project-based learning in the classroom. Preparation of a group project.
Session 23Management of multimedia material.
Session 24Making an animated video/presentation.
Session 25Implementation of project- and scenario-based learning in the class. Best practices.
Session 26How to develop creativity in your students by using materials gathered outside.
Session 27Participants' group project based on the materials gathered during the tours.
Day 7Closing Day
Session 28Conclusions.
Session 29Course evaluation. Completing the questionnaires.
Session 30Handing the certificates to participants.
Session 31Traditional dinner.

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