CF Volunteer in Adult Education Project Istanbul

A CF volunteer had the opportunity to attend a week long adult education centred project in Istanbul, Turkey. The project was organised by a UK based organisation in partnership with a Turkish municipality run city wide organisation. Over a dozen volunteers from different parts of the UK participated in the project and experienced non formal adult education in a Turkish context. Trainers from the UK were able to compare and contrast adult education models and observe classes being undertaken. Participants had the opportunity to ask the learners and teachers questions and discuss issues related to adult education. Participants also explored methodologies and teaching methods used by Turkish counterparts. The group visited a number of training facilities and community centres across Istanbul. Trainers were able to view classes around metal working, Arabic language, fashion, design, disability, English language, sewing, beauty, cooking etc.This project allowed British trainers to understand and develop knowledge around engagement and training techniques. Trainers also experienced local Turkish culture, sightseeing and cuisine. This was a very positive project under the European Erasmus programme which benefited a range of adult educators and individuals.

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