Each group had seven topics to prepare and to present. We worked two days in group of twelve
people and did six posters, on which we collected the information of all the five countries.
We made diagrams to compare the differences between each country and wrote down possible
reasons and consequences for the results.
The group was splited in smaller work groups to work faster, because the groups were a little to big
in our opinion. We understood each other very good and had no problem with the language.
The first day was a little bit boring because we just collected the information.
That we had some excursions between the days of working in school was very good because we had
the chance do learn something about the spanish culture by real experiences.
We had to choose six posters which were the most interesting and than we had to conect them.
We found relations between them on another posters.
It was interesting that almost all of the topic were connected in some way and that there were
similarites and also differences between the countries.
1. SCHOOL DROPOUT-MEDIUM CULTURAL LEVEL
School dropout affects the medium cultural level.
-money, jobs, motivation, culture.
2. AGE OF EMANCIPATION-AGE OF REPRODUCTION
The sooner you moved out the sooner you'll have children.
-culture, economy, education(distance)
3.SCHOOL DROPOUT-LIFE EXPECTANCY
School dropout affects the income and lenght of life.
-If you got more money, the more you'll be able to take care of yourself.
-lower education, lower life quality.
4.SCHOOL DROPOUT-AGE OF REPRODUCTION-MEDIUM CULTURAL LEVEL
When women get pregnant they often drop school or to study to care for their children.
As the second group we discussed minimum wage, average salary for basic, middle and higher education, average working day, holidays, retirement age, labour Right: Sick leave and maternity and unemployment and retirement
First we evaluated the data that each country prepared back at their own schools. We have observed some similarities and differences of each country's economy and concluded that economic conditions affect welfare level of countries. After drawing graphs for each topic, we have seen more clearly that all the topics are connected to each other.
When each group finished with their own topics, each group presented their posters to others, so that we had the chance to see what other groups have discuss. At the end of the presentation everybody rated their favorite three posters. Posters about medium cultural education, occupational accident, life expectancy, age of reproduction, school dropout, medium cultural level and age of emancipation are chosen as the best posters. After the voting each group made their own connections for the best posters. Our group thought that medium cultural education is the most important topic among the chosen posters. We believe that education is the key factor for the the economy and the welfare of the country.
To conclude it was a really informative activity, we got to learn more about the effects of economy on each country and had the opportunity to discuss these effects with people from other countries.