Laura Manning: Active Latin for Today's Learners
November 14, 2021, 12pm EDT
In this talk, Laura Manning will discuss her use of Active Latin pedagogy to teach Latin during 2020 and 2021. Active Latin describes ways of teaching Latin where students are cognitively invested in using Latin while they are learning to read Latin, resulting in high levels of student engagement. All learning tasks have been designed to lead to the ultimate goal of reading Latin that was written during all eras of Latin literature. This way of teaching is grounded in the research that Laura conducted at the University of Kentucky and in classrooms in 2019, incorporating pedagogical ideas that were used during and after the Renaissance when speakers such as Cassandra Fedele were using Latin, already linguistically a dead language, to communicate.
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