Education

Educational Programs

Touching the grave stele of the soldier Dexileos Ňducational programs for children aged 6 - 12, can take place upon request.
The children are urged to touch and feel the exhibits and try to conceptualize the sculptures by touch. The use of masks during the educational games help the sighted children have a better understanding of the problems visually-impaired individuals encounter.
Ňducational programs are also available upon request on the weekends.
Participation : By telephone 210 - 941 5222, Monday-Friday, 9:00-13:00
or send email to  info@fte.org.gr  to the Lighthouse for the Blind.

Educating Educators

At the Tactual Museum, programs for educating teachers in Interpretation of seminars are offered. The program is directed at teachers of pre-school and elementary school.

Photos from the Greek Childrenís Museumís, Interpreters Education program Photos from the Greek Childrenís Museumís, Interpreters Education program Photos from the Greek Childrenís Museumís, Interpreters Education program

From the Greek Childrenís Museumís, Interpreters Education program which took place at the Tactual Museaum on 25.05.2005.

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Schools

Shallow pottery drinking vessel in the shape of a bullís head Children from elementary and secondary schools are able to visit the Tactual Museum after their teacher/escort arranges the visit (communicates) with the Management of the museum. To prepare for the visit the teacher/escort is encouraged to obtain relevant support materials from the Management of the museum. Educational Seminars/Tours are organized during the Christmas and Easter holidays for those instructors who wish to present the Tactual Museum to their students themselves.

"Touching the ancient times"

Cast creation process The resumption of this program is among the priorities of the Management of the Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece.
The program took place before the 1999 earthquake and both blind and sighted children ages 11-15 participated. A mobility specialist gave the sighted children masks and canes and showed them how to move and how to conceptualize the sculptures by touch, giving them a better understanding of what it is like to be blind. An archeologist showed them how an archeological excavation is done, using a big box of sand in which ancient objects were hidden. Once an object was found, a master of casts showed them how copies of the sculptures were made from the originals.

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