Stand 5: Nano-Tech Science Education (NTSE)

NTSE aims to use ICTs as a tool to make the learning of science subjects more attractive and accessible. The project target groups are students from the general and vocational schools aged 13 to 18; teachers in science subject & university students attending science education courses. NTSE Virtual Lab, as an experimental virtual aid to science learning serves as a platform for science lessons, as a database of teaching materials and as a hub for science-learning-related graphic aids and recorded and illustrated appealing experiments on Nano-Tech. A program for a week the Nano Science Camp will be made in Bulgaria addressing the teachers and their students including hands-on demonstrations, weeding animations, and a demonstration of Nano materials as the following steps of the Nano-tech project competitions that will be presented and voted online in the Virtual Lab. An international Nano Tech Conference will be held in Turkey for a day targeting educational stakeholders.

NTSE is KA3 (ICT) Project coordinated by Doga Schools (Turkey) and includes five European institutions: the Educational Research and Evaluation Group (ERE) (GR) Città de la Scienza/Fondazione (IT), Sirma and CCTA (BG) expertise in technology enhanced learning and teacher training, Vallahia University of Targoviste/UVT (RO).



Zuhal Yılmaz Dogan, Doga Schools, Turkey
The NTSE project coordinator, Zuhal Yılmaz Dogan has gained great experience in managing projects. She contributed to the development of on-line courses and coordinated project activities in schools in the Comenius Projects BSI and SUSTAIN. She has extended experience as a teacher and a teacher trainer of MoNE to train the teachers on current methodologies and curriculum. She had studies and journals on the curriculum designs, development and evaluation as a PhD student at Yıldız Technical University of Curriculum Development Department.