Learning/Teaching/Training Activities in Portugal

Between 26th February and 2nd March, the first international meeting with students and teachers was held in Portugal (Santarém) at Alexandre Herculano Basic School, under the Erasmus + Project “4Elements”.

A set of educational and socio-cultural activities were developed according to the Natural Element worked so far at this stage of the European project: “Water”.

The working week was named as “The Water week” and the working plan gathered different moments and activities: students had to present digital presentations of schools, cities, countries and a set of chose cultural aspects of each country; a digital presentation of the materials and activities created and developed in each school within the approach of the main teaching/learning concept worked in this project: the Flipped Classroom method; different school visits were planned to explore concepts and develop activities concerning freshwater and saltwater natural resources with sample collection by the students – visit to the “Salinas de Rio Maior”, “Nazaré”, “Olhos de Água” spring of the “Alviela” River and “Mira D’Aire” caves. Students had to develop social and personal abilities within a team, to actively suggest and accept opinions of others in order to fulfill the main issue of this teamwork: raising awareness of the importance of water as a natural resource.

These activities provided students the opportunity to improve social and communication skills, creativity, environmental awareness and boost entrepreneurship concepts.

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