A New Approach to Latin Vocabulary Teaching through 360° Images and Virtual Reality


My contribution will focus on a new approach to Latin vocabulary teaching through Virtual Reality. Through an innovative use of technology to support language development and cultural understanding, learners can actively engage in their learning process.

The use of 360° images and Virtual Reality integrated into the lesson can significantly contribute to the teaching and learning of the Latin vocabulary and Roman culture, provided it is accompanied by a clear understanding of associated pedagogical principles. Learners are involved in exploration and discovery rather than only being passive recipients of knowledge as it is transmitted with more traditional teaching styles. Moreover, students can create visual materials linking together images, objects, texts, that are significant to the undertaken enquiry, and explain the relationship between Latin language and Roman culture.

Two examples of class work will also be shared in order to show how the method can help students shift from passive Internet consumers to web-based content creators.

Two examples of projects:

1) This is an example of a group activity (9th grade class) designed to build a collaborative   glossary (1st and 2nd declensions). Samsung Virtours 360 image

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2) This is an example of a group activity (11th grade class) about Catullus’s Villa in Sirmione and poem 31 “Paene insularum , Sirmio. Thinglink 360 images

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Here are some links to various free tools and resources for teaching and learning with images 360 and virtual reality

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