Peniche, July 24th – 27th, 2013
Study Visit Hosting Organisation
Associação Juvenil de Peniche (AJP) was founded in 1990. It organizes projects in the social, cultural and international areas. The association is very linked with the local community and represent a very educative focal point for the village. In its initiatives AJP involves children, teenagers, parents and teachers through play and recreational activities, which are main tools of its work. The association has a free time center where children from 5 to 12 years old can make activities after the school time. During Easter, Summer and Christmas time, it organize educational holidays camps –- usually for children’s from 5 to 12 years old. The most popular holidays camps are the residential summer ones where the organization hosts around 75 children. The link with the local community, pushed the association to reinforce the relationship between youngsters and their families in order to try to find a common understanding concerning their education.
The aim of the organization is:
- To support the development of children and young people through the promotion of artistic and educational paths
- To enlarge children’s sensibility concerning music, dramatic and social expression
- To promote the acquisition of social competences and healthy habits towards children and youngsters
- To promote social integration through the implementation of preventative work and to influence youngsters’ attitude in relation to social exclusion
Study Visit Aim
The study visit will involve participants (staff members, educators, parents) from each partner organisation: CEMEA del Lazio (ITALY), Associação Juvenil de Peniche (PORTUGAL), Keric (SLOVAKIA), Telecentro de Ayerbe (SPAIN), Chance for Life (ROMANIA).
The visit offers participants the opportunity to visit the hosting organization, exchange experiences and knowledge about educational holiday centres in Europe, with a special focus on the main topic of the visit, ACTION. The theme ACTION deals with the mission of the educational holiday centre and, therefore, points at the methodological and pedagogical approach that the involved operators should have. The study visit wants to reflect, compare and contrast different aspects concerning ACTION that are functional to the educative dimension. The participants will discuss about and formulate the quality section related to the approach and planning of activities as recreational-educative experiences with an enriching value to children’s growing. This will be the first draft of the ACTION quality section for the Quality Chart.
You can find the calendar of the mobilities and more information about the study visits’ themes at the following link: http://www.cemea.eu/edhoc-educational-holiday-centre-en/
Study Visit Participants
The Study Visit involves EDHOC participants that are involved at local level through the local working groups.
CEMEA del Lazio, ITALY
Telecentro de Ayerbe, SPAIN
Associação Juvenil de Peniche, PORTUGAL
Chance for Life, ROMANIA
Study Visit content…
During the Study Visit in Portugal the participants will exchange, compare, enlarge their view on all the aspects related to the focus theme “ACTION” of the educational holiday centre.
The participants will explore and go deeper on the hosting organisation educational holiday centre reality in general and on the ACTION topic in particular, during the local visits and activities planned.
Part of the Study Visit will be dedicated to discussions and debates aimed at achieving a common agreement on which reccomandations related to ACTION will be defined as quality aspects to be put in the final Chart. Participants will contribute together, during the visit, on writing the ACTION quality section about the methodological and pedagogical approach on planning the activities that an educational holiday center has to have to be distinguished by simple occasional leisure centers.
This document will be not only the “selection” of the best points/aspects related to the educational holiday center of each partner but there will be taken into consideration the “ideal” aspects/points that ACTION has to have.
A part from the written document (that represents the concrete result of the Study Visit), this process will give the chance to identify/give ideas about how to improve the ACTION dimension of each partner’s education holiday center.
A theoretical and pedagogical discussion about what observed and focused on the main thematic assigned to the visit, will be reported to the reflection group at local level.
Where we will stay…
Peniche is a seaside city in Portugal, with approximately 28,164 inhabitants. Since ancient times Peniche has been an important fishing harbour. Besides fisheries, the economy of Peniche municipality relies on agriculture, services and tourism. Peniche is known for its long windy beaches, sought for recreational activities and sports such as surf, windsurf, body boarding or kite surf.
Participants shall be hosted at the Residential Maciel (http://www.residencial-maciel.com/).