PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2012-1-TR1-COM06-36569

Mission into the Future - A quest for sustainability

Comenius multilateral partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Turkey
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Portugal
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Latvia
  • Romania
  • Greece
  • Italy
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Silivri Turgut Reis İlkokulu

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Primary school

    ADDRESS

    Fatih mahallesi Zükür Mektep sokak No:2 Silivri – İstanbul

    CONTACT PERSON

    Selda Tilev

    Mission into the Future - A quest for sustainability

    Mission into the Future (MF) draws together a community of schools with a common interest in global sustainability. The large team has been exploring 3 main topics: environment, economics & society through an eTwinning project. Early in January we met to discuss how to develop our project to increase its impact. Our joint vision is to give our students opportunities to develop their understanding from a European perspective thus broadening their current localised scope. Through a carefully structured programme of collaborative activities they will develop their knowledge of changing societies, economics, technologies & future solutions to shared challenges. With support from 7 national agencies we were able to have a preparatory visit in Silivri, Turkey where we focused on our detailed 2 year plan: Year 1 - What are the causes & impact of global warming? Introduction into the problems & issues surrounding global warming & exploration of renewable energy sources. Year 2 - What will my future role as a European citizen be? In depth study of the challenges facing each country & the political approach explored by each. Throughout the project students will undertake active research; the programme will consist of innovative & participatory methods for bringing topical issues to life. Each mobility will be triggered by a relevant site visit leading to practical activities e.g. scientific research & physical activity. These will provide further stimulus for intellectual debate & creative response within each school. The project will encourage a thematic approach from all schools which will focus on different aspects of sustainability e.g. renewable energy sources, recycling & the future way forward.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Turkey
  • Greece
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Mission into the Future Website

    The website served as a platform for publishing students’ work, delivering information about the project & sustainability issues & maintaining interactions amongst students. Over 2 years, nearly 350 posts & 150 comments from teachers & students of all schools were published on the website & attracted more than 19,000 views from all over the world. Content published on the website included videos, online comics, presentations, photos of artifacts, questionnaires & educational articles.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Pupils, Students, Trainees, Adult learners, Teachers, Trainers, Educators, Parents, Special Needs

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Website

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes