Illuminated Initials in Old Manuscripts (EN-CUR-482)

This learning scenario aims at familiarising art students with specific terminology used for manuscript description and illuminated initials. Using old and new tools and devices for researching and investigating old manuscripts means having access to a plethora of resources in English. Therefore, a competent art specialist in this field should also prove to be a competent communicator in English.

The main goal of this learning scenario is to learn how to present in English various types of illuminated initials found in old manuscripts through project-based activities.

In order to be able to proceed, both parties should have prerequisites in the other’s field. This kind of knowledge exchange would favour the idea of a flipped class and cultivates students’ innovativeness, teamwork and communication as they interact with the teacher.

This learning scenario has been developed during the English version of the “Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competences with digital cultural heritage (Rerun)” online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The courses can be accessed here.

Author: Bianca Dabu

Age of students: 18 – 21

Subject and topic: Art-Manuscripts, Illuminated initials/ Art/ English

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Public Domain Mark 1.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana and provided by the British Library.

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