The course aims at providing a detailed illustration of the didactics of ancient Greek language and culture. The students, who need to be already familiar with Greek language, will acquire proficiency in terms of theories, concepts, and methods of current didactic approaches to the subject. On the basis of a selection of key texts, the students will be guided so as to develop independently their own thematic itinerary through ancient Greek texts and authors; such itinerary will be designed in function of different didactic strategies or requirements.
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Fruizione: 20710349 LETTERATURA GRECA I LM in Didattica dell’Italiano come Lingua Seconda (DIL2) LM-39 GIUSEPPETTI MASSIMO


The course aims to provide the essential tools to deal critically and consciously with the content and perspectives posed by the teaching of Ancient Greek in secondary school today. The lectures will follow three lines of analysis:
(A) the current normative framework governing the teaching of Greek language and literature in the secondary school;
(B) current teaching methodologies, which will be discussed on the basis of an analysis of the textbooks in use;
(C) tools for the development of didactic paths; this part of the course is organised in the form of a workshop dedicated to textual analysis (a selection of texts from the 5th to the 3rd century B.C., from Herodotus to Aristotle, will be read and commented upon) and to the development of didactic approaches (by themes, literary genres and historical-cultural contexts) with particular attention to digital resources.
Course attendance is optional. Attending students must guarantee attendance to at least two thirds of the lessons (27 out of 40 hours). A reduced syllabus is available for attending students (see section D in Bibliography).

Core Documentation

For sections A, B and C the bibliographical material will be made available to the students by the lecturer at the beginning of the lessons; (D) one volume to be chosen from: F. Carta Piras, Didactics of Greek Language and Literature. Materiali per la didattica del greco e per la funzione docente (Sandhi: Ortacesus 2011); L. Canfora - U. Cardinale (eds.), Disegnare il futuro con intelligenza antica. L’insegnamento del latino e del greco antico in Italia e nel mondo (Il Mulino: Bologna 2012); R. Oniga - U. Cardinale (eds.), Lingue antiche e moderne dai licei alle università (Il Mulino: Bologna 2012). For attending students it is not necessary to prepare this part of the bibliography.

Type of delivery of the course

Lectures, workshops, seminars.

Type of evaluation

The examination is oral. In order to sit the oral examination, students must submit, at least ten days before the start of the examination session, a written paper agreed in advance with the lecturer. This paper (maximum mark 15/30) will consist of the drafting of a didactic path using the tools acquired during the course. The oral examination (maximum mark 15/30) will consist of a discussion of the paper and an essay on the translation and analysis (linguistic, literary, historical) of one of the texts studied during the course (section C). An in itinere test is scheduled, the result of which will not influence the final assessment.