ERASMUS+ KA1 courses

Classical studies in the era of Globalization and the Internet

This course has now a new enhanced program. The new program has a few diferences compared to the previous one which you have probably seen on Please have in mind that the platform is no longer updated (since end of Sep 2022); a new European platform is being created which is not ready yet. Therefore the valid program from now on (Jan 2023) is the program published on this webpage.

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The globalization and the technological development are undoubtedly two defining phenomena of our era. Interrelated and intertwined these two phenomena produce an intense complexity in our everyday life and affect all aspects of it, including education. This course invites you into a fascinating voyage of discovering the effects of globalization and the Internet on the classical studies in the secondary education(Ancient Greek, Latin) by addressing two main questions: a) How classics, as a subject at school, can benefit from the recent technological changes and b) How classics can contribute to the challenges of modern society.

Learning objectives

At the end of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the current state of globalization
  • Explain the characteristics of modern technology and its social impact
  • Analyze the impact of globalization and the Internet on education
  • Develop and edit text, image, sound and video using the latest digital tools
  • Design lesson plans according to project based learning, inquiry based learning, outdoor learning, flipped classroom methodologies
  • Apply the SAMR method to design lesson plans
  • Appreciate the contribution of classics in the creation of ideals and ethics as needed in the modern society today
  • Embrace the new role of classics’ teachers in a complex globalized world

Program of course

Day 1 (8.30-14.00)
Welcome presentation.
The education system of Cyprus. Formal language learning in Europe.
Classical studies in Europe: A review of the sector.
The European Digital Competence Framework: SELFIE for teachers.
Analysis of European reports on education. The globalization of education.

Day 2 (8.30-14.00)
Outdoor learning Methodology (includes outdoor visit)
Historical and Archeological sites in teaching classics.
Practical Skills
1. Developing content: Image
2. Privacy and Security on social networks
3. Project based learning: Automatic creation of images. Creation of enhanced presentations and infographics

Day 3 (8.30-14.00)
Analysis of technology as a social phenomenon.
The SAMR methodology for introducing technology in education.
Practical Skills
1. Develop lesson plans based on SAMR methodology. Inquiry based learning.
2. Developing content: Text
3. The validation of information and the role of the classics teacher.

Day 4 (8.30-14.00)
Globalization as found in the classical studies.
Globalization and the movement of peoples.
Classics as the source for presenting our culture to immigrants.
From the multicultural to the intercultural classrooms.
Practical skills
Sound processing, podcasts creation, automatic music composition

Day 5 (8.30-14.00)
Practical skills: Creation of videos. Interdisciplinary projects, the flipped classroom.
The new technologies: Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI and Ethics.
Teachers’ professional development. MOOCs for teachers. MOOCs about classics.
Discussion on the future of the European society. Classics as the common basis of the European civilization.
Evaluation of course

Target audience

Teachers, Headmasters, School consultants (primary, secondary, vocational, adult)


Mr Georgios Charalambous will be the principal instructor of this course. Mr Charalambous has a rich experience in teaching ICT to students of all ages. He holds an Engineering degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an MA in Adult Learning and Global Change from the Linköping University, Sweden.

Language of the course


Cost of seminar

400 euros per participant (80 euros/day/participant)

Practical details

The cost of the seminar includes coffee breaks and the archaeological Park entrance fee. The cost of the lunches is not included. Lunches, hotel/apartment and travelling from/to airports are the responsibility of the participants.

Please follow this link to learn about air transport, bus, and taxi in order to reach us more easily. Some hotel recommendations are also included.

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