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Artes Docendi: Research and Training in Didactics of Classical Studies

The Secondary Project Artes Docendi seeks to be a point of reference for anyone interested in the teaching methods of Classical Studies. This objective rests on three key areas: research, initial and continued teacher training, and the production of didactic materials. Historically, the field of Didactics, especially in Languages, has never received much attention from educators at varied levels of study. In recent decades, however, it has seen significant development, particularly in understanding how didactic knowledge can inform research.

Established in 2015, the Artes Docendi project emerged in response to the need for effective investment in the specific field of Latin (and Greek) Didactics.

Its primary objectives include:

  • promoting reflection on educational practices within Classical Languages and Culture, particularly Latin, to actively engage and motivate students in the learning process;
  • championing a culture of continuous learning for educators through diverse initiatives in Latin (and Greek) Didactics;
  • aligning research carried out in this field with teaching practices;
  • providing sustained investment in the relationship between teaching and technology, considering the evolving profile of 21st century students;
  • producing didactic materials tailored for the teaching of Classical Languages and Cultures;
  • facilitating interaction between primary, secondary and tertiary educators;
  • promoting the dissemination of Classical Languages and Cultures among primary and secondary-school pupils. In order to attain this objective, the “Artes Docendi” project will function as a central hub for several annual initiatives: Ludi Conimbrigenses, Carpe Scholam!, Cientificamente Provável, and the Classical Studies Symposia at Domingos Rebelo High School (Ponta Delgada).

The ethos of sharing, encompassing both knowledge and resources, which defines this project, is evident in the numerous materials accessible online, pertaining to the findings of research carried out in the realm of Classical Studies Didactics.