University of Reading
University of Reading
University of Reading will be hosting an authentic re-creation of an ancient schoolroom. Suitable for students aged 10 - 18 the event hopes to help student understand what education was like. The event is free, but booking is essential as places are limited, please click send enquiry for more information. at University of Reading

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Experiencing Ancient Education for students aged 10 - 18 (Roman Empire)

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Event Summary:

University of Reading will be hosting an authentic re-creation of an ancient schoolroom. Suitable for students aged 10 - 18 the event hopes to help student understand what education was like. The event is free, but booking is essential as places are limited, please click send enquiry for more information.

Full Event Details:

The event is based on the research of Reading academics who produced the first ever English translations of a set of schoolbooks from the Roman empire.

Students aged 10-18 will have the opportunity to try out actual ancient school exercises (translated into English where appropriate) using replicas of ancient school equipment, in a setting that uses the ancient rather than modern educational conventions. (These include a mixed-age classroom in which each student is engaged in a different task, working at their own pace).

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 3 (Students aged 11-14)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1

Institution Profile:

The University of Reading offers an ever-expanding programme of free outreach events across all subject areas from Year 7 - 12. All events are intended to enthuse students whilst offering curriculum enhancement and enrichment.

The types of provision include:

Subject Days and Theme Days - hands-on activities for students based on or around a particular A Level (or equivalent) subject. Days include practical tasters which support their studies or highlight the Higher Education options available to students studying in these areas. Aside from collaborating with the central Global Recruitment Team ( UK and Outreach) on the development of outreach activities focused around particular subjects, some academic departments also run their own events for schools and colleges.

Master Classes and Technique Sessions – these events focus on a specific area, technique or skill within a subject, allowing students the chance to see 'close-up' some of the techniques used in that subject areas.

Conferences and Debates – these events are designed to challenge the way students think about real world issues and developments in technology and to encourage independent learning and the development of transferable skills, such as evidence analysis, research and communication skills.

Lectures - as well as our public lecture series which are free and open to all schools, we also have a number of other lecture events throughout the year to engage your students with the latest research and advancements in all academic discipline.






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