Engaging Modern Students with "Classic" Material

Professor James Ker, Classical Studies

Thursday, September 19 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Jay Lucci, CTL Graduate Fellow, Classical Studies

Location: Classics Lounge, 2nd Floor Claudia Cohen Hall

Summary: As time passes and technology advances, it becomes increasingly difficult for students to relate to works of literature that are thousands of years old and getting older by the day. For many modern students, the ‘classics’ are simply no longer relevant. This workshop will explore various strategies for engaging students with material that they might otherwise find alien or intimidating. How do we get students excited about texts which, by virtue of their language, style, and/or date, are utterly ‘foreign’ to them? How can we convince them that this material still matters?
All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Classical Studies department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.