Return to the earth what belongs to the earth, through research on how to make pigments from natural elements and collect them (soil, stones, plants…) and connect with our landscape.
Connect students with the landscape by collecting soil from various points in the region and bringing it to the educational center to prepare pigments that will be used in an activity.
The project’s strategic foundation is the educational center, and from there, it extends to other spaces and collectives, thus creating networks of work and learning that serve as a reference for both the school and the collectives it engages with. Furthermore, this proposal has expanded the scope of action as students have collected soil from various points in the region.
This educational experience is related to the current historical time. The perspective of the current orchard landscape has served as inspiration for the creation of a mural that blends the school with the surroundings.
Considering that the educational center is classified as an active space, experiential and meaningful learning is present in all the activities carried out.
Furthermore, this project has broadened the perspective to foster more awareness of collaborative learning, as collaborative networks have been established both among students themselves and with students from other educational centers.
Collaborative learning has been based on creative and artistic action through the collective gathering of soil, experimentation, and implementation via a collaborative mural.
Earth from different parts of the region
Reference book: «The Organic Artist for Kids» by Nick Neddo.
Templates and paints for the mural creation.
At Cuatro Naranjos Murcia Active School, we use the Transparent Classroom tool to monitor and evaluate all teaching and learning processes. This online platform allows us to create and organize evaluation criteria and share them easily and daily with families.
Considering one of the fundamental pillars of the school, which is respect for individual rhythms, this tool allows for evaluation following a gradual scale of content acquisition. It enables you to classify content as follows:
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.