GRC30340 Access Classics

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module will train students to design and deliver a portfolio of teaching materials in a variety of media to students at schools with a Classics programme. The materials will support our School’s “Access Classics” outreach project, in which we visit and host schools and adult education institutions in order to increase awareness of our subject within these schools. Students taking this module will acquire fundamental skills in outreach and teaching and use these skills to produce a portfolio of various outreach materials that may contribute to this and other outreach projects. The best examples of student work may be published online if appropriate.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On this module students will acquire the following skills:

• A basic understanding of effective outreach and pedagogy
• Proficiency in the use of communication tools and techniques such as poster design, blogging, vlogging, and podcasting
• The ability to use professional communication tools and technology to design and deliver a wide range of effective materials to support the School’s “Access Classics” outreach programme

Indicative Module Content:

In the course of this module, students will learn some of the basics of effective pedagogy and put this experience into practice in designing teaching materials and other outreach documents (such as posters, podcasts, virtual tours etc.) for the use of school students. Topics covered will include such as lesson planning; the design and delivery of effective quizzes; how to plan and record a podcast; techniques of effective blogging; the use of social media to propagate outreach; and other relevant skills and technologies.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
One third of the teaching hours will focus on the teaching of relevant skills, and two thirds of the class hours will be designated as studio time during which student may work individually or in groups on projects for their portfolio, under the guidance and supervision of an instructor. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Portfolio: Portfolio of work from across the whole trimester Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be delivered on an ongoing basis as an inherent part of the activities that take place in studio and lecture classes. Peer review is an essential part of this feedback and all students will be expected to contribute constructively in this area.

Name Role
Ms Jessica Doyle Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Christopher Farrell Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Bridget Martin Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Seminar Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Fri 14:00 - 15:50
Seminar Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 10:00 - 10:50