Active Learning Blog

Active learning blog

The Active Learning Blog created by the Novigado project focuses on active learning, innovative learning spaces and integration of ICT in present and future classrooms and schools. In this blog we will read stories written by the project partners, Future Classroom Ambassadors, FCL network labs, teacher trainers, invited experts, etc. If you would like to submit a story to be published, please send it to



I am really an Active Learner – Novigado Pilot in Adana Secondary School

The project made it easier for students to take an active role in the education process. Student motivation was higher than with traditional methods. It encouraged the use of digital tools in education. The learning was more long-lasting. Collaboration of students in different fields also reduced in-class discipline problems. 

In the scenarios we prepared, we carried out activities for technology, mathematics, English and Turkish lessons by putting the science lesson at the center. In the activities, we made sure to create activities targeted towards the development of the 4C skills. The activities covered different disciplines.

The learning scenarios guided the teachers so that the students could learn by doing and experience. In this process, students gathered information by doing their own research. Learning methods such as discussion environments and brainstorming were used by implementing the information. Students were encouraged to identify problems based on knowledge and to associate the problem with their present life. More problem-solving steps were applied. Products were developed and presentations were made. In this whole process, the teacher didn't give the information but provided the students with knowledge and experience.

We can say that the workshop in Ankara strengthened our professional profile. We had the opportunity to get to know and use many web 2 tools that we had not used before in education. Obviously, our perspective on education has grown in a positive way. This project gave a new direction to the educational process in our school, and it improved the cooperation and communication processes with our colleagues.

The article was written by teachers at the “Adana Yavuz Selim Ortaokulu” school in Turkey who took part in the Novigado capacity building programme:

İsmail Emrah Çam- Süreyya Maraş- Ömür Sürmegözlüer- Nazire Batır- Sedat Köse.

Key Info

  • Funding: Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 2 (School Education - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices)
  • Start time: 01-12-2019
  • Duration: 30 months
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