A Key to Europe

Innovative Methodology in Turkish School History

This project, with strong support of all main stakeholders in history education in Turkey, including teachers, researchers, curriculum developers, textbook authors and assessment policy makers, shifted the national attitude of history educators and their students by assisting the new generation of the Turkish history educators and educational decision makers, often educated abroad, with the implementation of the requirements for the new social studies and history curricula among the professional history educators. What followed was a very systematic and wide-scale implementation an innovative methodology and wider European perspective within Turkish history education.

Project Aims

The project supported the development of history and citizenship education in Turkey through promoting collaborative European values such as critical awareness, mutual respect, peace, stability, and democracy.   

The project targeted three main areas:   

  • Life-long learning of the professional group of history and citizenship educators, encouraging innovation in methodology and teaching from a European perspective, and to support the national discourse about the aims, role, and opportunities for school history and social studies in a modern global society;
  • Intercultural dialogue through enhancing professional co-operation, communication, and networking within Turkey and beyond in order to support the increasing connectedness of the professional group with each other and with their counterparts in Europe.
  • Contribute to participatory governance, supporting the newly developing history educators network and developing independent and self-sustaining professional organisations.

Results

Network widened
History Educators’ Association of Turkey founded
Increased regional and International outreach of Turkish expertise

Attitudes

System Impact

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Teaching Materials

Academic World

Pre-service training

In-service training

National history examinations

 

Activities carried out in the project

Capacity Building Training
Piloting
Dissemination
Internal Assessment

 

Publications

Yenilikçi Tarih Öğretimi, Etkinlik Örnekleriurkish
Innovative History Education, Examplar Activities

Tarih Nasıl Öğretilir ? Tarih Öğretmenleri İçin özel Öğretim Yöntemleri,

Supported by

MATRA Programme

Partners

History Educators' Union Association of Turkey

Contributors

Local Coordinators

Dr Semih Aktekin, Assistant Professor in the Fatih Faculty of Education in Karadeniz Technical University in Trabzon

Dr Mustafa Ozturk, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education in Erciyes University in Kayseri,  

Academic Advisors

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Safran, Gazi University in Ankara

Dr. Bahri Ata, Gazi University in Ankara

Dr. Hüseyin Köksal, Gazi University in Ankara

Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Hüseyin Köksal

Editors

Gülşen SALGAR TURAL, Hasan SUNGUR, Abdulcelil GÖK, Celal GENÇ, Ayşe BİLGİÇ

International Trainers

Benny CHRISTENSEN, Chris CULPIN, Dean SMART, Doug BELSHAW, Elise STORK, Ian PHILLIPS, Ineke VELDHUIS-MEESTER, Jerome FREEMAN, Michael RILEY, Mire MLADENOVSKI, Nick DENNIS, Robert STRADLING, Tamara EIDELMAN, Yosanne VELLA

Authors

Abdülcelil GÖK, Adem Artan, Ahmet Doğanay, Akın Sever, Ayşe Bilgiç, Ayten Kiriş, Arzu Güngör Akıncı, Besime Arzu Güngör, Cevdet Kırpık, Dr Ahmet Sait Candan, Dr Gülin Karabağ, Dr Hasan IŞIK, Dr Hüseyin KÖKSAL, Dr Meliha Köse, Dr Mustafa Gökçe, Dr. Bahri Ata, Dr. Hasan Işık, Dr. Hüseyin Köksal, Dr. Sevgi Coşkun Keskin, Dr. Sezai Öztaş, Engin Kaplan, Fatma Gültekin, Fethullah Güner, Gülşen Tural Salgar, Hakan Herdem, Hasan Sungur, İbrahim Hakkı Öztürk, M Ahmet Tokdemir, Mehmet Aksoy, Mehmet Öztürk, Neval Akça, Özgür Kafkas, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Safran, Ramazan Alabaş, Seçil Buket MEYDAN, Ümmügülsüm Candeğer, Yasemin Okur, Yasin Doğan

External Reviewer

Dr. Stefan Ihrig

Project Managers

Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, EUROCLIO Executive Director 

Jonathan Even-Zohar, EUROCLIO Project Manager