This project has focused on establishing relationships with the landscape, tradition, and culture. To achieve this, it has created a learning network with sustainable projects in the area. The network has been established in a map format, where students can visibly see all the connections created, including their own educational center. The experiences gained during each of the visits to local projects have served as inspiration for the creation of working tools in which solar light and its sustainable energy are the foundation.
The project has the educational center as its strategic foundation and extends from there to other spaces and collectives, thereby creating networks of work and learning that serve as a reference both to the school and the collectives it engages with.
This educational experience is related to the three historical periods. The past is related to all the historical and cultural heritage of the orchard, bringing to the present all the activities that are put into practice through sustainability, thus thinking about the future of the planet.
Considering that the educational center is classified as an active space, experimental, experiential, and meaningful learning is present in all the activities that are carried out.
Furthermore, this project has broadened the perspective to foster greater awareness of generating collaborative learning, as collaborative networks have been established both among students themselves and with different local collectives and experts.
Collaborative learning has stemmed from the dissemination and awareness-raising experiences by connecting students with different collectives and also by generating a cartography or mapping.
With these learnings, a second phase of action was created through proposals for change and creative, constructive actions. An example of this second phase is the increased awareness of the importance of solar energy with the construction of plant and vegetable dryers and the solar kitchen.
Contacts for creating networks.
Construction materials (wood, fabrics…) for creating drying tools.
Solar cooker and food for it.
At Cuatro Naranjos Murcia Active School, we use the Transparent Classroom tool to assess and monitor all teaching and learning processes. This online platform allows us to create and organize assessment criteria and share them with families in a very simple and daily manner.
Considering one of the fundamental pillars of the school, which is respect for individual rhythms, this tool allows evaluation following a gradual scale of content acquisition. It enables you to classify the content as:
Initiated: This option is marked when the content is introduced to the students.
In progress: This option is used when the content is being developed.
Achieved: This option is marked when the content has been achieved.
Outstanding: This option is reserved for those students whose attitude or aptitude stands out.