THE COMMISION MODEL IN PORTUGAL:

ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE EDUCAÇÃO DE PAULA FRASSINETTI 

THE "CITY OF AMARES" COMMISSION

THE COMMISSION: The promotion of two municipal Environmental Centres in the city of Amares

AGE GROUP: 21-25 (Trainee teachers at university)

WE WERE COMMISSIONED by the Councillor for Environmental Issues in the city of Amares, who wanted to promote two Municipal Environmental Centres, and raise awareness of "recycling" among students and the wider populations.

TASKS

 

The students were asked: What answer will you give to the Councillor? They decided to visit the centres, to get to know the project better.

 

They then considered: What is the best way to respond to this commission? They chose to make promotional videos.

 

They then assessed what help they needed. They learned about: recycling; plastic waste; abandonment of dogs and cats; legal use of images and music; video production; making decisions, defending ideas; adapting the message to the target audience.

Drama episodes

Role play to assess the impact of the videos on different audiences

Curriculum learning

  • Acquisition of knowledge about sustainable development and recycling

  • Problem solving

  • Responding to the needs of the local community

  • Entrepreneurship

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Publication

The videos have been published on the ESEPF website, and by Amares City Council on their website and Facebook page. 

MORE PROJECTS

Videos produced by students at ESEPF

Podcast on the Commission Model (in Portuguese); and an innovative teaching resource, "Escape Room" 

Commission Model project on "Falconry"; and an animated teaching resource on the coronavirus

And finally - an outline of some of the projects and activities undertaken by the ESEPF team