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Job Shadowing

Experience an inside view of modern and successful learning environments
Job Shadowing

Experience insight alternative ways to work, prepare, implement, learn and acquire new abilities and skills to implement in your classes. Observe different school management strategies and expand your European network. Visit Portuguese model schools in different educational levels. Learn about Portuguese educational system. Understand Portuguese growth in Pisa Reports.

Main contents

  • Portuguese Educational System;
  • Portuguese Educational Curriculum and grading;
  • National Exams and Higher Education Access, how students are prepared and how they work;
  • Meet with other professionals in the chosen field (Teacher or staff);
  • Get class strategies insight and participate on other teacher's classes. You can choose the subject of your interest;
  • Observe and attend lessons that use ICT tools and resources;
  • Visit to other schools and companies;
  • Participate in any eventual seminar occurring during the week.

Course program

Day 1
  • Course and participant presentation;
  • Meeting with the School Director;
  • Coffee break;
  • School presentation and administrative preparations;
  • Lunch;
  • Portuguese Education system, curriculum, grading and National Exams.


Day 2
  • Lesson observation (participant subject);
  • Meeting with teachers;
  • Coffee break;
  • Lesson observation (participant subject);
  • Meeting with teachers
  • Lunch;
  • Teacher's collaborative work: subject lesson preparation;
  • Coffee break;
  • Teacher's collaborative work: subject lesson preparation (cont.)


Day 3
  • Lesson observation (participant subject);
  • Coffee break;
  • Lesson observation (any subject);
  • Lunch;
  • Meeting with Job Shadowing organizers;
  • Coffee break;
  • School organization and administrative services observation.


Day 4
  • Visit other educational level schools: observing infrastructures, resources and attending lessons;
  • Interaction with other teachers;
  • Lunch;
  • Experience the use of the most common educational apps in Portuguese schools.


Day 5
  • School Board Shadowing;
  • Coffee break
  • Course evaluation;
  • Certification;
  • Lunch;
  • Cultural visits and activities.



Note: The course program can be changed according to participant's profile, local holidays or on the availability of schools to visit.


Target group



Course methodology
  • Brief introduction to Portuguese education, curriculum, grading and national exam systems;
  • Participants attend and participate in lessons of chosen subject;
  • Participants observe lessons: teaching, studying and learning processes in classrooms in small groups or individually.
  • Individually or in groups, participants prepare lessons, using ICT tools or traditional resources;
  • Participants share experiences and best practices with school board.

Course fees

Course fee: 380,00€ per participant (click for detail)

The course fee is 380€.

Cultural visits and meals are paid separately.

Algarve cultural visit has the cost of 50€. Participants not willing to join the cultural visit must notify ACJI 15 days before course starts.



The course participants will get a Certificate of participation and a Declaration of Obtained Competences.

The competences acquired will be validated by the course organizers on the Europass mobility. Participants must ask their national agency to issue the Europass.


Accommodation and Meals

Participants book their accommodation. ACJ will advise participants for hotel choice in different price categories. Participants are free to choose hotels and restaurants. Accommodation is paid directly by participants to hotels and restaurants.

Lunches and coffee are available in or around the school, where the course will take place. 

Planned course editions
  • 2024-04-22 to 2024-04-26, Loulé, Algarve, Portugal (Confirmed)
  • 2024-10-07 to 2024-10-11, Loulé, Algarve, Portugal (Confirmed)
  • 2024-11-11 to 2024-11-15, Loulé, Algarve, Portugal (Confirmed)
  • 2025-02-03 to 2025-02-07, Loulé, Algarve, Portugal (Confirmed)
  • 2025-04-28 to 2025-05-02, Loulé, Algarve, Portugal (Confirmed)
  • 2025-10-06 to 2025-10-10, Loulé, Algarve, Portugal (Confirmed)
  • 2025-11-10 to 2025-11-14, Loulé, Algarve, Portugal (Confirmed)