IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1351: Exploring New Territories in Education: The Challenge of Teaching the Middle Ages 500 Years Later

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Ángel Muñoz Álvarez, Department of Social Sciences, La Asunción High School, Cáceres
Moderator/Chair:April Harper, Department of History, State University of New York, Oneonta
Paper 1351-aLearning Landscapes Methodology Applied to the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Ángel Muñoz Álvarez, Department of Social Sciences, La Asunción High School, Cáceres
María Dolores Ballesta García, Department of Social Sciences, La Asunción High School, Cáceres
Index terms: Education, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1351-bCrossing the Comic Strips' Limits: Teaching Narrative Languages of Historic Medieval Fiction about the Spanish Reconquest
(Language: English)
Alberto Escalante Varona, Departamento de Filologías Hispánica y Clásicas Universidad de La Rioja
David Escalante Varona, Independent Scholar Cáceres
Index terms: Education, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1351-cBreaking the Limits of Education through the Voyages that Broke the Limits of the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Helí Ovalle Fuente, Department of History Ramón Olleros High School Bejar
Index terms: Education, Teaching the Middle Ages
Abstract

We 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 the academic fields and the 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.