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 Love My School – Novigado Pilot in Ankara Secondary School

The Novigado project is more comprehensive than other projects. With its general aims, principles and method of application it addresses the need for radical changes in the education system. In the current education system, only successful students take an active role, while with active learning, everyone takes responsibility and increases the efficiency of education. Within the scope of the Novigado project, we received information about resources that our teachers can benefit from. The project activities carried out - or to be carried out in the future - are aimed at supporting the transition of schools towards active learning environments.

The project focused on science and mathematics courses. In addition, Turkish, Social Studies and Religious Culture course activities aimed at improving the children' social, cognitive and language skills were applied with interdisciplinary association.

Regarding active learning, first of all, we discussed and planned the scenario. The script was revised many times to adapt to the circumstances. After we prepared the scenario, it was implemented according to the calendar in the designated branches. It instilled in our school culture the belief that every student has the potential to succeed. We can say that it created a sense of belonging in teachers and students who come together for a common purpose.

Before I attended the Novigado workshop in Ankara, I was using the lesson techniques and methods that I knew and repeated. I am now more confident that I can apply many developing and changing learning areas in education. I understood better that teachers should be willing to learn continuously in order to ensure their development.

The article was written by teachers at the “Diyarbakır Nur Zekiye Has Ortaokulu” school in Turkey who took part in the Novigado capacity building programme: Recep Zengin- Mesut Baysal- Salih Aktaşoğlu- Şuheda Ceylan- Leyla Kantacı.

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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