Mantle in Portugal :

ESEPF

This project was led by staff at Escola Superior de Educação de Paula Frassinetti, a Teacher Training institution in Porto, Portugal. For more information, go to the website:  esepf.pt

Curriculum:  Pedagogy of Natural Sciences, History and Geography - Planning interdisciplinary activities in Social and Natural Sciences to apply in Primary School teaching 

Class  Teacher Training course for Masters students

Educational Research Company

Enterprise

Newspaper report which says that primary school teachers need different teaching models to promote significant learning

Ways-in

The team undertake research to  discover:

- What problems do teachers identify in the classroom that may explain low school achievement?

- Where can we find more information to identify solutions to those problems?

Building the 'Frame'

An educational publisher has heard about the team's research, and invites them to produce a pedagogical book with interdisciplinary activities for Social and Natural Sciences, aimed at primary school teachers

Introducing the  'commission' and the 'client'

Tasks included: planning and 'trialling' teaching materials; undertaking market research to get feedback from teachers 

Fulfilling the 'commission' 

The 'publication' was presented to the 'client'

The 'publication'

You can hear the ESEPF team talking about the project, in the video below

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