These five EU LLP projects under the subheadings as Comenius school
partnerships and Comenius Multilateral and Comenius Regio Projects are
related to Sustainable development.
In these projects Sustain project's aims and activities, Sustaining
Development themes, Education for Sustainable Development concepts and
approaches and the SUSTAIN collaborative platform was introduced. SUSTAIN
files, leaflets and bookmarks are distributed.
To obtain the approbation of the Lesson Plans as the Project Good
Practices we invite the teachers to visit the project database to implement
and adapt the Lesson Plans in their local context. This crossed
implementation process will prove the effectiveness and adaptability of the
1 - Comenius School Partnerships Project
" NLC-Natural Learning Concept (http://www.nlcproject.org/) "
Project No: 2010-1-TR1-COM06-13683-1
We carried out "Nature Based Learning Concept" of which the
children learn through experiences and in a natural environment to the
world. Thanks to the being in cooperation with students and teachers from
four countries, the project will bring together different cultures. The
purpose of our project is to engage the learners and pupils who are away
from the nature and natural learning through teaching in nature concept
because of the urbanization & technology. Since pupils can learn happily
when they are oriented towards the natural environment and they immerse
themselves in the fantastic aspects of life. The project will contribute the
pupils to develop their cognitive creativity, improve problem solving skills
and focusing their attention on the task at hand. Within the scope of the
project; there will be established natural observatory rooms, organized
international exhibitions, film festivals, recorded a music album, performed
dance shows along two years. Thus, both the children and the parents will be
provided a unique experience.
Leading Country: Turkey-Kartal Doga High School
Partner Countries: Swiss, Poland
On 6th March, 2012 in Szkola Podstawowa z Oddzialami Integracyjnymi in DUSZNIKI- ZDROJ a seminar was held for teachers. Sustain projectís aims and activities, Sustaining Development themes, Education for Sustainable Development concepts and approaches and the SUSTAIN collaborative platform were introduced to class teachers by Duygu Dogan. The common link between NLC & SUSTAIN was underlined. SUSTAIN leaflets are distributed. A sample SUSTAIN Lesson named Rubikís Cube (Thinking Skills Course) by Ramazan Sezer given to the students.
2 - Comenius School Partnerships Project
" Reflection of Multicultural Character Development "
Project No: 2010-1-TR1-COM06-16274-1
The purpose of this project is to educate & introduce our
cultural values to others and their own to ours. Acquisition of
Multicultural perspective has of paramount importance for the sake of multi
cultural development of early child learners. Therefore, the richness of
different cultures in the world can best be introduced through an early
education via parents, education centres, society, storytelling etc.
This project will be implemented for 2 years with other partners from
different European countries that are agreed to be a partner based on these
three main themes for the character development. The main themes are:
Leading Country: Sariyer Doga Kindergarten, Turkey
Partner Countries: Spain, Hungary, Poland
3 - Comenius School Partnerships Project
" RESPECT "
Project No: 2011-1-FR-COM06-24439-4
Nowadays, Individuals do not pay enough attention to the protection rules of environment. There is an urgent need to develop new strategies to raise individual's awareness about environmental problems. The project aim is to develop pedagogy of values in our schools; to strengthen friendship ties between teams in different public schools. We think that we can get together our power to make changes. So, the adolescents become not only aware also sensitive to environmental problems. Our project "Let's respect to environment, and support European citizenship" is built on two main themes:
(a) Respect to environment;
(b) Respect to people in environment.
All the Project partners are sensitive to environmental problems. And a lot of actions were carried out to sensitize children to environmental problems such as activity with Poland (Word Week), three-dimensional art event in Portugal, botanic garden activity in France.
On 17th April, 2012 in a seminar was held for teachers in Istituto Comprensivo Statale di Diano Marina Sustain projectís aims and activities, Sustaining Development themes, Education for Sustainable Development concepts and approaches and the SUSTAIN collaborative platform were introduced to pre-primary & primary teachers. The common link between RESPECT & SUSTAIN was underlined. SUSTAIN leaflets are distributed.
4 - Comenius Multilateral Project
" TC4PI: Teacher Competences For Plurilingual Integration with
the Education "
Project No: 526596-LLP-1-2012-1-ES-COMENIUS-CMP
According to the Guide for the development of language
education policies in Europe, plurilingualism forms the basis of
communication in Europe and provides a more concrete basis for democratic
citizenship. Plurilingualism is viewed as a value and competence, that is, a
means of communication and a common and diversified way of relating to the
Other. The main reason for starting this project is the identification of a
notable lack of clarity as to which competences are required for teachers in
order to integrate an intercultural dimension in plurilingual education.
This situation requires rethinking teacher education. There is an important
visible lack of continuity among the different in lifelong training stages
according to the lifelong training policy claimed by the European
Commission: starting in pre-service teacher training (University stage) and
continuing through in-service teacher training.
5 - Comenius REGIO
" Connecting People and Planet "
Project No: 2012-1-GB1-COM13-185782
The aim of the project is to create an online network among
teachers and students from 11 to 14 through encouraging cooperation,
exchanging new ideas in language based on the social, environmental and
economic aspects of sustainable development that are the core of Natural
Learning Concept at Doga Schools and Winterhill Secondary School. DECSY will
set up the project web site and virtual learning platform that will be
updated and developed during two day local teacher training sessions, cross
region implementations and feedback/ reports from the project experts. The
virtual learning space will compromise zones for the students and teachers
including online language activities, lesson plans, records, methodological
articles including cultural and natural diversity to prove how ICT can
enhance, rather than detract from, a relationship with the human and natural
world. Doga Schools and Winterhill Secondary School act as the content
providers on the thematic areas connected with issues currently important
for the UK and Turkey which are: using educational learning technologies,
integration, multiculturalism in schools, the outdoor classroom,
eco-literacy / skills for sustainable living, innovation and enterprise
through ICT, the use of English as an international language in Turkish
schools and MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) in the UK schools. The project
aspires to focus on teachers acquiring new teaching methods and using them
correspondingly with ICT in the classroom via two day local teacher training
sessions in partner countries, cross region implementations with partner
schools and .quiz show. forums on the virtual learning space. Guidelines for
the effective use of the virtual space and project leaflets will be
disseminated to teachers, policy makers and the general public in one-day
dissemination seminars in partner countries. Relationships will also be
established through visits to CORES (Centers of Renewable Energy Sources) in
each region with a view to these Centers further using and disseminating the
learning from this Project, sustaining the impact well beyond the time frame
of this Project.
6 - COMENIUS Accompanying measures project
" Key Methodology to Successful Competence Based Learning "
Project No: 539401-LLP-1-2013-1-BG-COMENIUS-CAM
KEYS aims to valorise achievements from completed projects aimed and acquisition of key competences for LLL and thus to provide support to teachers and school educators for implementation of competence based education congruent with the requirements of the contemporary life. The project intends to capitalise on the achievements of 5 Comenius Multilateral Projects implemented in the recent years and to promote their outcomes by disseminating them among school teachers and wider target group of educators in new national and international contexts. One of the five projects is SUSTAIN.