Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Teachers Impressions about the Leonardo Mobility Project

I learned about culture differences, both differences in human behave, politics, school system, social/traditional habits and the structure of the country society.By visiting schools I could see some differences in teaching methods/ pedagogy, and "school structure". I have learned much from listening to master classes, and also by talking to students and teachers. This have given me the chance to exchange ideas for assignments and teaching techniques. I got new ideas that I can use in projects for students at home, inspired both from traditions like tile painting as well as from new media areas, like animation, advertisement, film, photography also from our group. I learned some language skills, especially on how to order food, the trip, and collaborating with our group inspired me and made me more creative. This has given me more ideas for future collaborations. 

Trine Mangersnes



I have experienced a wide perspective of a new city, not as individual, but as a team, together we've tasted a whole new way of seeing Lisbon, thought eyes of local culture, cuisine and people.
With this warm atmosphere of the region, it has proven with the opportunity to present our work with some creative educators, it's really sure that it's not the last time I'll be here, by given networking, there's amazing potential in having more experience in near future.

 Mateusz Wiewiorowski


I learned a litle portuguese. The pigeon is called "pombo". I have learned many interesting facts about Lisbon city, for example they celebrate St. António with sardines. I have learned sharing thoughts and ideas with people i didnt know.  I have learned cultural differences- for example the kissing and they pay a lot of taxes.

Janne Wetteland


I spent the last two weeks in Lisbon with a group of Norwegians from Stavanger. We were welcomed by the local organization called Ananda. It was my first time in Portugal and i was positively impressed by the local way of live. I think,being Italian, that our cultures are not so different. I've been living for the 4 years in Norway and i was happy to be in a country were human relationships conteplate spontanedss body contact, such as greeting with kisses, or simply establishing a physical contact while having a conversation. I was surprised by the hight quality of museums and public spaces where it is possible to study or work at personal projects. I had the chance to improve my presentation skills and experiment new ways of teachibg workshops.
I practiced the way to present my portofolio. With my travel mates there has been an inspiring exchange of opinions and ways to deal with art and education. I go home more focused and ready to take new challenges.

Alessandro Marchi


During the last two weeks I have had a lot of new experiences. I have gotten an insight to a different culture and learned about the portuguese way of life.
I developed basic skills in a different language. I have visited portuguese media schools, attended lectures and given workshops. I have also learned more about communication and teamwork. All in all it has been two informative weeks.

Elin Berge


The learning outcome for me of this project was to realize my assumption that I do things best left alone and I overcome my fear of giving lectures in English. From this experience I brought also exciting new contacts for future projects, inspiring experiences and differences and a nice stone from a secret beach.

Geir Bakken

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Second week in Lisbon

The last week we have been visiting the Restart School and Val do Rio School. We have been warm welcomed and have been participating in lectures and hosting workshops ourselves. It has been a good experience to see how the schools function and work compared to Norway and to learn about the Portugesian school system.   

Restart school
Monday and Tuesday we visited the Restart school. Here we among other things took part in an immersive reality workshop and lectures about storytelling and social media.

João Tovar showing us around at Restart School.
Val do Rio school
Yesterday we had a visit to the Valdorio school, where we had a guided tour around the school and got to visit different classes and see their portofolios and final work. 

Vasco Corisco introducing us to the Val do Rio School.

The last evening we had a tile painting worskhop with Martas mother. 

Tile painting 
The evening was finished of at Martas place. Her parents had made a wonderful dinner and showed us great hospitality!

All in all we had a fantastic last night and also two memorable weeks in Lisbon! 

Monday, 21 April 2014

First week in Lisboa

After a week in Lisbon our heads are spinning with impressions. As a group we have learned a lot and gotten a better insight into Portuguese culture. We have learned troughout language, music, art, history, nightlife, meeting people and exploring the city.

It has been wonderful and possible thanks to Marta, the most dedicated guide in the world. So thank you Marta for an amazing week and joyful ride, so far!


Marta has guided us through the narrow streets of Lisbon and showed us many popular spots, museums and hidden places, we otherwise wouldn´t have discovered! 


Lisboa sky

Curious dog!

Lisboa has a lot of great street art.

We´ve also tasted all the famous cakes and pastry. The first days we were wondering why there always was a long queue infront of on of the bakery. Now we understand what all the fuzz is about. We can highly recommend "Pastéis de Belém" and many of the other sweet treats Lisbons pastry shops has to offer. 


The last week hasn´t been all about sightseeing and social activities. We have had language classes every day with our fantastic teacher Isabel! She has taught us basic Portugesian language skills.

We´ve also been doing a lot of preparation for the upcoming workshops. Today Mateusz will be doing a workshop on masterclass portifolio. Tuesday the rest of us will be giving workshop about Waldorf education and street photography.