4C: From Theory to Practice
From November 11th to 15th we held the first meeting of our Erasmus + project 4C’s: Learning 4 Tomorrow. Titled 4C: From Theory to Practice / Let the 4C start!, the partners had the opportunity to learn a little about the culture, history and cuisine of beautiful Turkey.
On the first day, the partners were warmly welcomed at Aşağı Çıyanlı Şehit Ahmet Birkaç primary school with performances of traditional songs and dances. Waiting for us were the teachers, students and school staff, as well as the city officials. After a convivial lunch, we visited the school and classrooms where, once again, we were greeted with enthusiasm by the students.
In the afternoon, we were greeted by the regional governor, the mayor of Kadirli and we wandered calmly through the city.
On the second day, we made a trip to the city of Antakya, in Hatay province. Hatay reflects the culture and harmony between all regions and races. Among other places, we were able to visit St. Peter’s Church, the Archaeological Museum, the Habib-i Neccar Mosque and the Bazaar. Lunch was delicious at the magnificent Şelale Restaurant.
During the third day we held the indispensable working meetings. The project objectives, activities and expected results were discussed. The partners then presented their schools and education systems. We all became a little more aware of each partner’s educational realities. We also shared ideas and knowledge about digital tools in education and integration of 4C skills in teaching with innovative practices. It was also on this day that the project logo was voted on.
On the fourth day it was time to get to know the city of Kadirli a little more. We held an Art of Ebru workshop, visited the Kadirli City Museum and Kızyusuflu Village to learn a little about the traditional rug weaving looms. After a freshly cooked lunch, in the afternoon we calmly passed the time visiting the beautiful Karatepe Aslantaş Open Air Museum.
In the evening after dinner, it was time for the official delivery of the certificates of participation and to talk with some of the city officials.
On the last day we visited the province of Adana and the city of Tarsus, highlighting the waterfall, the Ulu Mosque and the church of St. Paul. It was a wonderful way to end a magnificent week.
The time has come to say goodbye… Undoubtedly, these were unforgettable days and friendships were made! We were all the time greeted with tremendous friendliness and unparalleled warmth. Thank you Turkey!
The photo gallery of the meeting in Turkey can be seen clicking here.