34 school periods
Competencies and outcomes after the course completion:
- Identify different types of salty snacks
- Describe essential ingredients and cooking materials needed to make salty snacks
- Make salty snacks using different ingredients and techniques
- Create a recipe of your own
- Record the conception of a recipe and the results (salty snacks) through photos and video
The aim of the curriculum:
Learning throughout life and in relation with others, through sharing and socializing that the elderly need and whose importance is increasing these days.
Thus, this course will stimulate the elderly to remain active, maintain and develop physical, mental and psychosocial skills. The “study”, debate, research, and making of slight salty snack recipes will stimulate students’ curiosity, availability (to learn and teach), and creativity, as well as requiring the use of motor (prepare, make, clean), mental (research, do the math, make decisions, apply), and psychosocial (relate to colleagues, share, discuss ideas, reach consensus, and teamwork) skills.
This creative workshop (and the others) will promote interaction among the elderly and between them and other people involved in the process, strengthening bonds, favouring friendliness, and usefulness so crucial in human life.
In short, this creative workshop will: improve the well-being of the elderly; encourage them to remain active and purposeful; promote a sense of usefulness and self-validation; stimulate motor and cognitive skills; share knowledge and acquire new learning about making small salty snacks; creativity stimulation; and provide moments of conviviality.
Traditionally, Portugal is a country where people gather around the table to celebrate achievements, birthdays, religious festivals, memorable moments, or quality time with family and friends. We place an assortment of salty (and sweet!) snacks on these tables, and when everyone has gathered around, we share different stories and remember the memories and create new ones.
Thus, besides all the benefits already highlighted, this workshop will also bring the possibility of enforcing a tradition much appreciated by all.