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29 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 33465)  

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Title Initial Training Seminar with officials from the Ministry of National Education 
Description The Ministry of National Education has created six working groups as part of the above-mentioned joint programme. These working groups, composed mostly of teachers seconded from the MoNE, will be instrumental in working with the CoE in meeting the objectives of this project. This initial training seminar will introduce the participants to the CoE's work in the field of democratic citizenship and human rights education and identify their specific needs. 
Status Completed 
Date 27/09/2011 - 29/09/2011 
Location Ankara, Turkey
Countries CoE Members: Turkey
  Joint Programme Activity - Turkey -EDC/HRE
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Turkey -EDC/HRE - Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Turkey    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2011/DG4/JP/2392   Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Turkey
Expected Result 1.3 - Basic skills and knowledge of MoNE personnel and concerned groups developed on EDC/HRE through awareness raising activities and trainings.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Democracy
Line of Action ⇒ III.4 – Building a Democratic Culture
Programme ☆ III.4.1  Education for sustainable democratic societies

Working Method

Training Course 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education & Languages)
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners Ministry of National Education - National Institution
Ankara Project Office - Secretariat Field Presence
Last Modified 15/12/2011 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 33465) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) This activity aims not only to provide initial training to introduce DC/HRE concepts, aims and goals but also to introduce Council of Europe DC/HRE materials and tools. Furthermore, this training enables working groups to review different European country approaches to DC/HRE and explore issues and challenges in approaching DC/HRE. 
Output/Results DC/HRE concepts, aim and goals were introduced and first awareness raising on DC/ HRE was achieved.
Council of Europe tools and materials were introduced and WGs became more familiar with these tools and materials.
European Country approaches to DC/HRE was reviewed and explored, WGs learned about the experience of different European countries on DC/HRE.
The tasks and further action plans of the WGs were elaborated during the round table working group sessions, The WGs become knowledgeable/ aware of the key issues related to their specific tasks.
The collaboration among WGsand the project team, as well as national and international experts was established. 
Conclusions/Follow Up The training was planned specifically to meet the training needs of the working groups as identified by working group members in a 1 day training in August 2011. The programme was tailored to address these needs and involved collaboration between invited national and international experts. The training was deliberately tapered to move from presentations in the fırst half to increasing opportunities for dialogue and discussion in the second half i.e to give participants information, practices and examples and then enable them to work wıth it in groups.
Summary of the conclusions -based on the results of the general evaluation conducted after the training- are as follows:
• Training was positively received by the majority of participants (92%) and met their expectations.
• Input of the internatıonal and national experts was appreciated for its expertise and insight
• First level of awareness-raising about DC/HRE was achieved
• Methodology was effective and fit for purpose
• Participants appreciated the sessions on how to approach DC/HRE, building capacity and tackling sensitive and controversial issues

• There is a need for a follow up training. Follow-up trainings should focus on more specific training for working groups tailored to their particular activities.

The exact timing of the follow up training will be later decided in consultation with the beneficiary.
Participants The Target Group for the implementation of the training is the six WGs of DC/HRE Project; namely, Legislation Review Working Group, Curriculum Review Working Group, Curriculum Development Working Group, Material Development Working Group, Capacity Building Working Group, Democratic School Culture Working Group. 
Consultants/Experts The training was designed and delivered in close coordination between National and International Short-term Experts ( STEs), assigned to the training.
List of the experts took part in the training are the following:

David Kerr- Short Term Key Expert- Civic and Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development
Ted Huddleston- Short-Term International Expert- Civic and Citizenship Education Material Development, Democratic School Culture
Olena Styslavska- Short Term International Expert- Teacher Competencies, training the trainers
Elisabeth Backman- Short-Term International Expert- Democratic School Culture
İpek Gürkaynak- Short Term National Expert- Human Rights and Citizenship Education, Teachers trainings
İsmail Şahin- Short Term National Expert- Material Development, Human Rights education
Ahmey Aydoğan- Short Term National Expert- Curriculum Development, Citizenship Education
Ahmet Aypay- Short Term National Expert- Curriculum Development ,Citizenship Education
CoE Secretariat CoE Project Team from CoE Programme Office:

- Team Leader Chiarra Paganuzzi
- Project Officers, Seda Arican and Murat Kilic
- Linguistic assistant, Arzu Tuner Dedeoglu
- Project assistants, Beyhan Aÿgün, Evrim Kahramanoglu, and Cazibe Yapici
Total No. Participants 62 
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