Coolt (COOLT – Methodology and Practices for Peace Education) 2018-2020
Erasmus+ Key Actıon 2 School Educatıon Strategıc Partnership
The project first mobility was held in Aydın between 15.02.2018 / 16.02.2018. Erol Tangal, Emre Köksal Küçük were participated to meeting. All partners gave small briefing about their organizations. The way and time table of project was spoken. Next meeting date was decided.
Objective Of Project
- Learning about one’s host culture and other culture and exploring values
- Practical peace education which focuses on developing critical thinking, understanding, assertiveness and mediation skills
- Developing of personal and interpersonal skills such as initiative, creativity, problem solving
- Developing awareness and promoting active citizenship
- Project Partners
The project second mobility was held in Germany/Regensburg between 14-21 April 2018. Erol Tangal, Emre Köksal Küçük and Ozan Esen were participated to meeting. All partners gave small briefing about their lesson plans and curriculum which based on peace and cultural education. The way and time table of project was spoken. Next meeting date was decided.
Methodology of the project
- The methodology is holistic and provides flexible educational solutions. The educational materials in the methodologies are broken down into modules and units which can be used both independently and as a whole.
- The methodology combines peace education with cultural learning and personal and interpersonal skills development
The project second mobility was held in Spain/Salamanca between 6-13 June2018. Emre Köksal Küçük, Emre Özceylan and Yaşar Yılmaz were participated to meeting. t wil be the first time that the students and the young learners of the partner institutions will come together physically. Although there will be virtual mobilities before the meeting to ensure their blended mobility and preparation to the transnational activity, the students and young participants of partner institutions will come together for the first time.
Young people from the 2 non- school partners of the project and the youth group of the host partner will be together with the studentss of C3 and this group will be accompanied by the staff participants of C2.
This activity will be very important for all the students/young people in terms of intercultural learning and acceptance of the values and point of views of other cultures, this being the most important aspect of the project.
30 Young people aged 15- 21 took part in an interview/ case studies activities which aimwas twofold – to research attitudes, perspectives and previous knowledge on 3 key topics: cultural awareness for host culture, knowledge of other cultures, perception and perspectives on other cultures. The research was done using the human centered approach – a high quality quantitative method used by top organizations in the field of social work and social activities. On the other hand students were taught using non formal and informal education methods ways to share about their culture and appreciate other cultures.
For the purpose of evaluating the beta version of the COOLT Learning Course, the students and the young participants were divided in mixed groups to form sample classes and they were the first to try and test the Learning Course materials. Their feedback about how much the course satisfies their expectations and what their further expectations will be of utmost importance for the perfection of COOLT Training Course.
About the project
COOLT is a project with the main subject matter of peace education, tolerance, conflict resolution and learning and accepting different cultures. As known by experience, the best way of learning about a different culture is having an experience of it. In this project, students and young people from different countries and backgrounds who have similar experiences and face similar challenges will come together in the Learning Teaching Trainig Activities.
Transnational Learning, Teaching, Training Activities are very important for the success and quality of our project. In these activities, students and young people from the target group will participate in the transnational activities, learn in an intercultural environment with people at different ages and education levels. Our project needs these activities to help our participants through peer learning, experience sharing and transferability of different opinions and point of views of different cultures, age groups and education levels.
The project Second Transnational Meeting held in Reggio Calabria / Italy on 10-12 September 2018. Emre Köksal Küçük, Fethi Atalar and Erol Tangal were participated to meeting.
During this meeting the participants from the partner organizations evaluated the results of the first two transnational learning/teaching/training activities and also the first year of the project. As the COOLT Module was placed for initial use in the partner institutions after the second learning/teaching/training activity, the first results had been received. Thus,the use of the module both in the institutions and on the international student group, how it developed student motivation or the other behavioral changes, as well as how it developed the methods and other competences of the teachers were evaluated. Further necessary developments on the module was decided and made. This meeting was also be dedicated to the evaluation of the results of the progress report of the project. The positive and negative aspects stated was assessed and necessary precations were taken.
- Hasan Fatma Önal Anadolu High School (Turkey)
- Aydın Kültürel Gelişim Assosacition (Turkey)
- Letra Hispánica Escuela De Lengua Y Cultura Españolas (Spain)
- Ludwigsgymnasium Straubing (Germany)
- ISTITUTO D’ISTRUZIONE SUPERIORE “R. PIRIA” (Italy)
- Edu Compass Foundation (Bulgaria)