Course summary


The course intends to use the local environment as a learning resource for different school subjects, through processes like current and historical observation. Furthermore, through the use of new learning technologies, it focuses on the exploration of physical and emotional sensations that the urban environment and its historical and cultural heritage excites.

Starting from the urban environment as a dynamic space, that historically has developed and grown in its various forms and move to the use of their cultural heritage (by exploring museums and other locals which represent its history) and natural landscapes (urban parks), to develop curriculum outlines, articulating school subjects as history, geography, natural sciences and arts in a European perspective.


Course objectives



  • To use the urban environment as a teaching and learning resource

  • To understand the local environment’s historical and geographic evolution 

  • To use  urban parks for developing new curricular skills

  • To illustrate teachers how to use the apps and new technologies (available in iOS and Android systems)

  • To develop social skills

  • To develop a European dimension of the teaching-learning process

  • To enhance communicative competence in English

  • Provide teachers with an insight into Porto culture and heritage.



Course-ending expectations:


  • Participants should know how to propose activities that promote multidisciplinary learning, allowing the school to plan activities that articulate concepts in an attractive and motivating way

  • Use the urban territory and its institutions as teaching and learning resources

  • Integrate new environments outside classroom, nature and culture heritage in their curriculum

  • Use apps for mobile devices in educational contexts

  • Protect assets of the European natural and cultural heritage



Location and Dates


In Porto, Portugal


- 26 July to August 1st 2020



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 7 days course 640 euros per participant (A+B).

A - Course fee and Duration:

For our 7 days course, the price fee is 490 euro for tuition and materials (7 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, city guide activities and entry fees, learning validation, certification and Europass Mobility validation). 



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 freely our city, hotels, restaurants and course travels.