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Portugal has one of the oldest borders in Europe, with an exceptional range of different landscapes just a short distance away, lots of leisure activities and a unique cultural heritage, where tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony.

Heritage Landscapes, Museums and Portuguese Culture

Course summary

Porto, Portugal

7 days

Erasmus+ KA1

660€

Portugal has one of the oldest borders in Europe, with an exceptional range of different landscapes just a short distance away, lots of leisure activities and a unique cultural heritage, where tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony.

Its superb, quality cuisine, fine wines and hospitable people make this country a tourist paradise of the highest quality.

Portugal’s distinctive culture and history are the result of historical occurrences and the worldview of a people who, as they learnt from the rest of the world, fitted this new knowledge to their way of life and their territory.

Cities, monuments, and landscapes, all of which in their own unique ways recount a portion of world history, will reveal what characteristics define the Portuguese character. They were designated as World Heritage as a result.

In 25 cases, spanning historic centres, archaeological sites, cultural landscapes, natural parks, and intangible assets, UNESCO has already bestowed the title of World Heritage Site. These Portuguese contributions to world history are not to be missed and are the ideal justification for exploring the entire nation, from north to south.

Important Information:
This course’s program is highly practical and dynamic, with outdoor activities, expeditions, museums and real-life cases/situations – which makes it one of our most popular courses!

For that reason, every edition is subject to changes regarding the programmed outdoor activities. Check page 4 for a daily program example (if you’re interested, contact us for last edition’s program).

 

Douro's landscape on Autumn showing its heritage

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Pricing Details

Our pricing policy follows the official regulations on transparent costs.

The costs can be supported with a KA grant under the Erasmus+ programme.

Course fee: 660 euros per participant (7-day course).

Includes:

  • Learning Together’s Welcome Kit;
  • A Daily Program designed by our trainers;
  • Welcome Dinner to meet your new colleagues;
  • Social and Cultural Heritage Activities integrated into networking and social dynamics:
    • Cultural Heritage Day: Guided Porto visit;
    • Hop On & Hop Off Tour Bus;
    • 6 Bridges River Cruise;
    • Visit to the Port Wine Cellars & Wine Tasting Experience.
  • Daily Coffee Break;
  • Logistic, organizational and administrative support from headquarters;
  • Daily assistance and on-call support throughout the whole week.
  • Target Audience
    This course is designed for a wide range of educational professionals including teachers, trainers, educational and career counsellors, school psychologists, headmasters, school administrators, and staff across primary, lower-secondary, and secondary schools. It also caters to professionals in training centers, adult education schools, higher education institutions, and NGOs.
  • Additional Info
    Please note that the course may have participants from various school levels and English proficiency.
    Course Language: English

Course Objetives

This course aims to empower participants by raising awareness about safeguarding and promoting distinctive culture, cuisine, arts and sustainable tourism assets.

This is essential to balance against the latest globalised food trends that impact our planet, health, local economies and the European identity expressed on multiple social and biographical identities.

It also intends to use Museums, nature and urban landscapes as agents of sustainable development and as educational work for heritage dissemination, both in formal and informal education areas as a relevant reference point in the case of formal education.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the cultural dynamics of each curriculum through experimental and scientific expertise, using the resources that interactive centers have to offer;
  • Raise awareness for natural heritage preservation by creating science interpretative centers;
  • Develop participants’ learning validation through methods that are suitable for informal heritage environments;
  • Use interactive and participative working methods to achieve better teaching practices;
  • Develop a European dimension of the teaching-learning process;
  • Deepen European values, policies and educational philosophy through heritage sites and landmarks;
  • Provide teachers with an insight into Porto’s culture and heritage;
  • Enhance communicative competence in English;
  • Transfer and share core values, experiences and effective teaching practices with other teachers and colleagues;
  • Promote intercultural awareness;
  • Facilitate experience and cultural exchanges between European participants and Portuguese teaching personnel, which results in a fruitful international experience;
  • Develop social and soft skills.

Daily Program*

  • Welcome dinner,icebreaking
  • Meet & greet, networking – participants and staff
  • Week briefing & planning
  • Museums, typology, characteristics
  • Cultural landscapes, natural and urban landscapes
  • Educational programmes in museums and cultural landscapes
  • Douro Valley/Prehistoric Rock Art of the Côa Valley, Porto, Guimarães & Braga cultural heritage
  • Organising and planning field trips – Video  
A visit to Scientific Museums: 
  • Botanic garden (University of Porto)
  • Urban Landscape – Parque da cidade 
A visit to Cultural Landscapes:
  • S. Bento´s train station & Tram
  • Lello bookstore
  • Students‘ wear and songs (Tunas)
  • Porto´s tiles
  • City tour
  • Douro river, Porto´s seaside
  • River cruise
  • Port Wine Cellars – looking to Portuguese history
  • Trip to Braga and Guimarães (World Heritage Places) or to Aveiro (Portuguese Venice) 
  • Portuguese gastronomy
  • Group work: presentation
  • Discussion and evaluation of the course
  • Learning validation
  • Certification Ceremony
*This schedule/ program describes likely activities but may differ based on the trainer's discretion and objectives.

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Reviews

Thank you for the exciting experience.

The course was at a high professional level. We saw a very different world, and learned a lot about how to present our culture. The training was very useful and unforgettable!

Thank you! Muito obrigado! 😊 You're welcome in Bulgaria!

Tanja

/ Bulgaria

Trainers are very qualified, encouraging, friendly, just perfect! Being with you is always a memorable experience.

Kristine

/ Latvia

I love the social and cultural program, and the diversity of aspects and contents we've experienced within the course.

Sandra

/ Germany

Thank you Hugo and Teresa for a really nice week!

Lonneke

/ Netherlands

I enjoyed all the flexibility, balance of field trips and the academic input. 

Ulrich

/ Germany

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