The British School at Athens is delighted to invite UK school teachers to attend a free virtual CPD course, focussing on the OCR GCSE Classical Civilisation module ‘The Homeric World’. The course is intended both for those who already teach the new GCSE (or similar specifications), and also for those who have never taught the subject before. Participants will follow a series of four virtual lectures, introducing the main themes of the module and providing new case studies beyond the GCSE syllabus. By the end of the course, participants will have a sound working knowledge of Bronze Age archaeology and its relationship to the works of Homer, helping them to teach this material to students with confidence. ‘Archaeology and the Homeric World’ – Prof. John Bennet (Director, BSA) Thursday 15th April, 4:30pm ‘Life in the Mycenaean Age’ – Dr Anna Judson (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, BSA) Tuesday 20th April, 4:30pm ‘Tombs, graves and burial’ – Dr Michael Loy (Assistant Director, BSA) Thursday 22nd April, 4:30pm ‘Visiting Greece on a BSA School Teacher Fellowship: presentation and Q+A’ – Mr David Hogg (Head of English and teacher of Latin and Greek, Kelmscott School) Monday 26th April, 4:30pm All times are in UK BST. Although these lectures are designed as a series and participants will gain most if they can attend all sessions, attendance throughout the whole course is not mandatory. There is no participation fee. Teachers can register for this course via the British School at Athens website (https://www.bsa.ac.uk/courses/school-teachers-course)
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