In our cluster of schools we have different labs where we use the tinkering methodology and Sharing philosophy:
- ActiveLab (one in each of our schools - based on FCL classrooms),
- Cooking Lab
These are situated in our main school in Rio Maior.
The labs are used by teachers according to the projects needs projects. We also are part of a Pilot Project that encourages teachers to change their practices and many already use compatible methodologies. In many classrooms we have transdisciplinary activities, and as a part of the curricula, there is one subject (in each class from kindergarten to 9th grade) where children are encouraged to learn by doing (ProjectLab). To support this, teachers of different subjects use mentoring to help them achieve their goals.
In addition, we are using Included methodologies that also encourage collaboration in each subject.
Promethean, SteelCase, Lego Portugal (equipment and teacher training)
Rua VilaNova da Barquinha, 2 2040-087 Rio Maior Portugal