Comenius Program – Regio Partnerships is one of the many European Union programs aiming to foster collaborative efforts and exchange of experience among school goers and teachers from all EU member states plus Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Turkey. The program enables regional and local education authorities from two regions to cooperate on one or more topics of mutual interest in collaboration with schools and other organizations involved in the education process. It is named after the Czech philosopher, humanist, theologian and educator Jan Amos Komensky and is part of the Lifelong Learning Program.
Project Rationale This project will provide a platform for dialogue between the two key partners – Turkey and Bulgaria, and the other stakeholders aiming to enhance teachers’ capacity and provide regular updates in order to ensure dynamic and up- to-date policy in the area of EU standards. It will also provide a suitable framework of program plans and effective ICT development and integration in education which will improve the quality of education services. Both countries’ education systems will be reviewed in details and discussed on the spot during the mobilities and good practices will be shared.
Jan Amos Komensky28 March 1592 – 15 November 1670 Czech philosopher and educator considered to be the founder of modern pedagogy
Geo Milev District Library in Montana participates, togetherwith Montana Municipality and 4th Ivan Vazov Primary School,in the “Making Teaching and Learning More Attractive through ICT” project funded by the Comenius Program
Why did 4th Primary School chooseGeo Milev District Library as a partner? The library has been a place attracting book loving children for a long time This place is attractive not only for its book stock, but also for its Arts Department (more widely known as the Music Department), reading rooms and ICT room
Geo Milev District Library is a dedicated host of every school celebration or commemoration of dates and anniversaries related to our history andculture. Here children are taught of...book-loving.
Through their participation in the marathon of reading people, children become a part of aninvisible highway connecting them to all reading people from all over the world
The library has both books and…“mice”, it offers enoughcomputers to those who like online surfing, and the little ones are frequent visitors of the ICT room
The main goal of the project is to improve the quality of school subjects management, teaching and learning through access to ICT which is increasingly important in modern times and society.Project objectives: foster the understanding among representatives of different national backgrounds establish lifelong learning habits help those who need inclusion in school education the most provide information search and use skills
Other objectives improve the quality of teaching, learning and management in schools, enhance the standards and quality of education through enhancement of teachers’ and students’ ICT skills improve cooperation at the international level, transfer good practices, promote workgroup activities, motivate school goers to enhance their linguistic and social skills
The project implementation was launchedwith our Turkish partners’ visit to Montana on 13 – 18 November 2011
Meeting with the Mayor of Adiyaman 340,000 inhabitants
Traditional Turkish night with music and award of certificates
The project was launched in August 2011 and will end in June 2013 The analysis of Bulgaria’s and Turkey’s education systems and the exchange of good practices will enable a new perspective on education and accomplishment of its uniform European vision – without any ethnic, social and cultural differences.