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Course summary



Design thinking is about believing we can make a difference, to stimulate innovation and having an intentional process in order to get to new, relevant solutions that create positive impact. It is a creative process that helps you design meaningful solutions in the classroom, at your school, and in your community.

Design Thinking will give you faith in your creative abilities and a process for transforming difficult challenges into opportunities for design.




Course objectives

This course goal is to provide teachers with the know-how and the self-esteem to incorporate this stimulating creativeness into their curriculum and school environment unlocking creativity – both in themselves and in young people


Learning outcomes:

  • Describe the design thinking process,

  • To promote a culture of creativity,

  • To teach participants creativity processes and demonstrate creative confidence and a positive growth mindset.

  • To support participants in developing their natural creativity, by acquiring new competences;

  • To support participants in practicing skills in order to improve their self-confidence and their profile as educators;

  • To help participants improve mental flexibility, intuition and the ability to improvise in order to better adapt themselves to the current dynamic environment;

  • To show participants how to create opportunities and to carry out projects with high confidence, obtaining better benefits from their own knowledge and potentialities.

  • Apply design thinking methods to a real-world problem of student learning.

  • Improving communication skills in English.

Location and Dates


In Porto – Portugal

  • Future dates to be announced.


Course Duration and Costs

All costs of our courses can be supported with a grant under KA1 of the Erasmus+ programme.

Learning Together charges for a 6 days course 570 euros per participant (A+B)

Notice: The course fee for our 2022 courses will be adjusted to meet the new KA1 grant budget (Erasmus+ Program 2021-2027).

Before, sending organisations received 70€/day/person for course fees. Now, the new KA1 grant provides 80€/day/person.
Sending organisations also receive 350€/person for organisational support to cover organisational & administration costs from the Hosting organisation.

A - Course fee and Duration:

For our 6 days course, the price fee is 420 euro for tuition and materials (6 day course x 70,00 Euros per day). This is covered with the course fee that you get with your KA1 grant: 70 euro per day.

B - Organizational Support: Payment of 150 EUR per participant (total amount).

Each educational organization also receives 350 Euros per participant for organizational support.  Learning Together will only charge you 150 Euros for administration and organization costs (Local organization, pedagogic support activities, learning validation, certification and Europass Mobility validation). This fee also includes the social program below.

Social Program

  • Cultural Heritage day: Guide visit to the city of Porto;

  • Visit to” Ribeira” and Boat Trip;

  • Visit to Port Wine Cellars.


To be paid by yourself from the KA1 grant


  • Your grant covers travel costs. The amount is calculated based on the distance that you need to travel from your home place to the course.


  • Your accommodation and meals will be assured through "Individual Support".                                                              The amount that you receive to cover the costs of your stay depends on the country that you choose. The range for Portugal is between 60-120 Euros per day and participant. This amount covers your stay at hotel and your meals. Learning Together doesn´t book your stay at the hotel, but we can give you tips and advice for your booking. Plenty of restaurants are available on the city for your daily meals. This option allows you to explore more freely our city, hotels, restaurants and course travels.