Session741
TitleExploring New Territories in Education: The Challenge of Teaching the Middle Ages 500 Years Later
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserAlberto Escalante Varona, Departamento de Filologías Hispánica y Clásicas, Universidad de La Rioja
 
Moderator/ChairCarlos Iglesias Crespo, King's College / Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics, University of Cambridge
 
Paper 741-a Learning Landscapes Methodology Applied to the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
María Dolores Ballesta García, Department of Social Sciences, La Asunción High School, Cáceres
Ángel Muñoz Álvarez, Department of Social Sciences, La Asunción High School, Cáceres
Index Terms: Education; Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 741-b Breaking the Limits of Education through the Voyages that Broke the Limits of the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Helí Ovalle Fuente, Departamento de Historia, Instituto de Educación Ramón Olleros, Salamanca
Index Terms: Education; Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 741-c Behind the Steps of El Cid: A Frontier Tale for High School Students
(Language: English)
David Escalante Varona, Independent Scholar, Cáceres
Index Terms: Education; Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 741-d Staging the Medieval Hero, or How Do We Adapt El Cid for Students?
(Language: English)
Alberto Escalante Varona, Departamento de Filologías Hispánica y Clásicas, Universidad de La Rioja
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese; Teaching the Middle Ages
 
AbstractWe face a huge challenge: how to teach the Middle Age 500 years later, in a different historical context, in which the direct experience with history is becoming uprooted from the original circumstances. One single motto is shared among us: education and schools should break their own limits and explore new ways to start a fruitful dialogue with academic fields and social needs. We propose three educational experiences that have tackled this challenge, from very different geographies and situations. All these experiences explore what is beyond the traditional school and old methodologies: learning landscapes applied to the Middle Age, the comics as an opportunity of learning beyond handbooks, and the exploration of new elements in a history lesson, like the sea and its inherent condition of border.