The space allows the realization of projects and tasks that apply project-work methodologies. Everything in the room is mobile and there are no fixed zones (for example, one zone is to create, another one is to show the results). The students know they are the main actors in this room and that teachers are there only to guide. The space is equipped with Node chairs, pouffes, a big table and benches, a stage for presentations, 30 tablets, 4 portable computers and 2 interactive whiteboards.
All the teachers who want to use this room have basic training on how to use the room and the equipment. The space is open to all users of the school (and to the other schools of the Agrupamento de Escolas da Cidadela) and it was sponsored by the Camâra Municipal de Cascais. In parallel to the classes, this space is also used to conduct workshops (voluntary frequency) with students or teachers.
There are no commercial partners involved.
- Teresa Oliveira, teacher/member of GuIA (project responsible for the creation and management of this learning space)
- Mafalda Lapa
- Gabinete GuIA
Rua Dr. Fernando M. F. Batista Viegas 1, 1A 2750-503 Cascais, Portugal