A truly Sensational experience...Today was the final day of our #Erasmusplus CPD work shadowing journey in Istanbul. We got to meet with the coordinators from ISMEK where we were given a fascinating insight into the educational opportunities in Turkey also comparing approaches to teaching in Ireland. Our fantastic host Asir Gul from Aydin Dogan also took us on a trip down the Bosphorus, where it meets the Black Sea! Truly breathtaking....
Thanks to our fantastic partners from ISMEK and Aydin Dogan for hosting us over the past four days. We got to compare approaches to our teaching in our key vocational areas; learn new skills and techniques in our approach to applied learning, along with getting to experience the rich culture that Turkey has to offer. Such a worthwhile and enriching ErasmusPlus experience. 🛫 🕌 🇹🇷
Our visit to South Devon College in the UK was just fantastic. Our hosts were so friendly and informative. They accommodate more than 10, 000 students, ranging from second level, apprenticeship, part time and third level. They have incredible resources such as busy functioning workshops, retail units, hair salon, job agency, gym, performance theatre, restaurant and food production area, animal farm with gardens, construction sites and much more. Grainne, Claire and I had a magical time visiting beautiful Toquay, Greenway (home of Agatha Christie and traditional village of Cockington) and we all learned so much in regards to best practice within our specific vocational areas.
A superb experience at the many departments in Mercantec Technical College, our fantastic hosts in Viborg. We had a very inspiring trip gaining knowledge on the Trainee Apprenticeship Project especially with local industry. Much to be learned from the excellent systems in place.
Our third day in Istanbul and today we got the opportunity to develop a range of new techniques and witness examples of best practice in areas such as; Child development, Techniques for teaching programming using Java as a universal language, Creating Arabic symbols using Gold leaf techniques... We also had the opportunity to explore Istanbul's Spice Market, Blue Mosque and the Basilica Cistern...such a cultural treat!
We also met with our amazing hosts, Asir Gul and Busra from Aydin Dogan and ISMEK colleges,
who have been so informative and accommodating during our amazing time here in
Turkey. #BestPractice #ErasmusPlus #CPD #GTIGalway #Istanbul
Day two in Istanbul and another fantastic work and cultural experience, thanks to our hosts from Aydin Dogan and ISMEK. Teachers had the opportunity to partake in tutorials and workshops, comparing best practice and developing new techniques in areas such as; Team leadership, Conflict in child & family education, Thinking skills, Calligraphy and cultural skills, and video editing techniques.
Our hosts have also shown us around many of the key cultural sights in Istanbul including; the Grand Bazaar, Galata Tower, Hagia Sophia, Taksim Square to name a few... An amazing experience!
#Erasmusplus #bestpractice #workshadow #Istanbul #GTIGalway#GRETB
Today is our first day at Mercantec, Viborg, Denmark. and so far it has been a fantastic experience...
Day One of Erasmus+ CPD in Istanbul, where GTI teachers from the Media, Health Care, Sports, IT and Wood & Technology departments are getting to experience the education, teaching best practice and culture that Turkey has to offer. Teachers are based at ISMEK and Aydin Dogan Media College.
GTI Staff 2017-18