Pilot testing – Portugal
The pilot test was implemented at two Senior Universities, by two Teachers and with two different groups of seniors.
Thus, throughout the report we will have the reports and results obtained from 2 classes:
1 – University of the Third Age of Lumiar, by Andreia Veloso (C1)
2 – Senior University of Rio de Mouro, by Teacher Marisa (C2)
Concerning C1, the pilot was conducted in UTIL (Universidade da Teceira Idade do Lumiar) on the 17th and 24th of November 2021, between 15h30 and 17h00, with 9 seniors. Module 1 was developed in the classroom and the remaining modules were explored autonomously by each student, starting at home, and the proposal was that each person should do the modules they wanted, in the order they preferred and according to their interests.
The pilot test was also put into practice at the Senior University of Rio de Mouro – C2 -, between November and February, on Tuesdays, between 2:30pm and 4:30pm. Fourteen people participated, 12 women and 2 men, learning Modules 1 and 6.