Day 3 (30/10/2018)
Visit to Mobility Friends Campus.
1) PRESENTATION ON THE SYSTEM OF EDUCATION IN PORTUGAL
We participated in a very interesting presentation about the Portuguese School System by Ana Pereira. She explained to us the school systems in Primary School, Basic School and Secondary School. She also explained the University system which is divided by Degree, Master Degree and Doctorate.
She highlighted the impact of the fast growing digitalisation “ROBOTICS” in most sectors – universities, factories, daily life etc. We need to find new strategies to avoid that the “ROBOTICS” invades our personal feelings.
We also got an overview of teacher salaries in Portugal in the various schools.
2) PRESENTATION ON THE WORK OF THE ASSOCIATION
Mobility Friends has 35 employees working in different environments.
The students and teachers are all from different parts of Europe, the most of the students are from Turkey, we were the 1st Irish group hosted by the Organisation.
They offer different kind of Programme through out the year including work experience for 3 or 4 weeks.
The full board accommodation for the students is normally inside the Campus just a few km outside Barcelos.
All in all it was really interesting.
I enjoyed it.