Emerge on Portuguese Educational System visiting Schools

5-Day Course
Course Overview

Embark on a transformative 5-day exploration of the Portuguese Educational System, immersing yourself in the diverse and dynamic landscape of education in Portugal. From early childhood to higher education, this course offers a deep dive into the structures, policies, and practices that define the Portuguese education experience. Through a unique blend of classroom sessions and immersive school visits, participants will gain invaluable insights into the pedagogical approaches, curricular frameworks, and cultural nuances that shape education in Portugal.

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Course Objectives
  • Explore Early Childhood and Primary Education.
  • Navigate Secondary Education and Vocational Training.
  • Grasp Higher Education Dynamics.
  • Engage with Special Education Practices.
  • Immerse in Practical Application.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge through immersive visits to local schools


Day 1

  • Overview of the Educational System.
  • Introduction to the structure and organization of the Portuguese education system.
  • Key educational policies and frameworks.
  • Afternoon Session: Educational Pedagogy and Philosophy.
  • Exploration of teaching methodologies employed in Portuguese schools.
  • Understanding the philosophy and goals of Portuguese education.

Day 2

  • Early Childhood Education.
  • Focus on the structure and approach to early childhood education.
  • Pedagogical methods and curriculum for young learners.
  • Primary Education.
  • Examination of the primary education system.
  • Curriculum, assessment methods, and extracurricular activities at the primary level.

Day 3

  • Secondary Education.
  • Overview of the secondary education system.
  • Examination of academic tracks, curriculum choices, and examinations.
  • Vocational Training.
  • Understanding vocational education and training in Portugal.
  • School-to-work transitions and partnerships with industries.

Day 4

  • Higher Education in Portugal.
  • Exploration of the higher education system, universities, and polytechnics.
  • Admission processes, popular fields of study, and research opportunities.
  • Special Education.
  • Overview of special education programs and inclusion practices.
  • Support services and accommodations for students with special needs.

Day 5

  • Preparing for School Visits.
  • Briefing on the schools to be visited.
  • Guidelines for observing classes and interacting with educators.
  • Observe Classes and Interact with Educators.
  • Participants visit local schools representing different levels of the education system.
  • Engage with teachers, students, and administrators.
  • Reflection and Discussion.
  • Debriefing session to share observations from school visits.
  • Review of key takeaways from the training.
  • Feedback and evaluation course.
Next Dates
LocationStarting DateStatusEnrol
Braga20 May, 2024Pre-Confirmed
Póvoa de Varzim21 October, 2024Pre-Confirmed


All expenses can be covered through a Knowledge Acquisition (KA) subsidy within the Erasmus+ initiative. This is a 5-day training course in which Mobility Friends imposes a fee of 350€ per attendee, in courses located in the cities of the continent and  Madeira island. The fee for Azores island is 480€ per attendee.

The price includes the training course and a coffee break.

For groups of 5 or more people, please contact us for pricing details.

Important Info


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who attend minimum of 80% of the course.


The time of classes, whether in the morning or afternoon is determined by the provider. The schedule may vary considerably based on participants’ preferences and the trainer’s discretion regarding any modifications.


For certain courses, it may be necessary for you to bring your own laptop. Our team will inform you in case of need.

Other services

Mobility Friends offers various services for you. We handle everything from accommodation to cultural visits and transfers. Contact us to learn how we can assist you with your travel logistics.

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