ActiveLab (Agrupamento de Escolas Fernando Casimiro Pereira da Silva)

In our cluster of schools we have different labs where we use the Tinkering Methodology and Sharing Philosophy:

- Medialab,

- Fablab,

- ActiveLab (one in each of our schools - based on the FCL concept),

- MusicLab,

- ParkourLab,

- Cooking Lab

- Makerlab.

These are situated in our main school in Rio Maior.

The labs are used by teachers according to project needs. We are also a part of a pilot project that encourages teachers to innovate their practices. Many have already done so. 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 mentor the students to help them achieve their goals.

In addition, we use inclusive methodologies that encourage collaboration in each subject.


Commercial Partners

Promethean, SteelCase, Lego Portugal (equipment and teacher training) 


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