Enhancing Learning EU at School: A follow-up project for Digital European Union Final Conference 24 September 2014

"Enhancing Learning EU at School: e-book II” project ended with a final event on 24th September 2014 at İstanbul Bilgi University with the participation of Prof. Dr. Remzi Sanver, Rector, Serkan Gür, Deputy Director of İstanbul Directorate for National Education, and Prof. Dr. Ayhan Kaya, Director of the European Institute.

After the opening speeches and the presentation of the impact of the project, the high school students and teachers had the opportunity to test the results of the project.

İstanbul Bilgi University’s European Institute developed the “Digital EU: An e-book for Primary and High Schools in Turkey” in 2012 aiming to help  develop a sense of European citizenship based on understanding and respect for human rights and democracy, and to encourage tolerance and respect for other peoples and cultures among young people. The e-book was also a response to the need of IT based learning materials for teachers and students.

In 2014 the project team (Bilgi’s European Institute, İstanbul Directorate General for National Education,Teachers Academy Foundation - ÖRAV-, and Beyoğlu Municipality’s Youth Centre)  obtained a further grant from EU’s Jean Monnet Learning EU at School programme in order to  improve the content, methodology, design and add new visual materials to the e-book produced in 2012. Based on feedbacks from pilot workshops with high school students and teachers, 5 new animation videos based on scribing technique,an interactive game,simplified language and an accompanying Teachers Guide are only some of the novelties that have gone into the E Book II.

The e-book II will be available for computers, tablets and androids and also accessible freely from internet for all.

Click here for e-Book II: dijitalavrupa.bilgi.edu.tr