Technology is advancing day by day and like all countries, our country follows the changes brought by new technologies. The development of societies lies on adapting to these changes. However, adopting these changes as a society is possible through innovative approaches being embedded into country policies, and the most important actors of this process are school-age students, the active workforce of the future. Creating innovative flexible learning spaces for students and raising them as self-confident individuals who have 21st century skills are the duties and responsibilities of policy makers in the field of education.
Some European countries develop strategies on innovative learning spaces and place the innovative approach among their priorities in education. Although studies have been carried out in this field in our country, there is not a standard framework on innovative learning spaces. Within the scope of the project, firstly, good examples of developed European countries in flexible learning environent will be examined. “Designing Future Innovative Learning Spaces” aims to raise generations that can keep up with technological developments and contribute by foreseeing the development of innovative educational policies.
DFILS aims to use information and communication technologies in innovative learning environments, to transfer developing and changing applications to multi-disciplinary fields and to solve scenarios based on real life problems by following scientific steps in flexible learning environments. The Innovative Online Training Platform to be established within the scope of the project is of great importance for the sustainability of the project. Our project, carried out by the Ministry of National Education General Directorate of Innovation and Educational Technologies, and will be implemented with the contributions of 7 European member partners, serves parallel goals with the practices of innovative and flexible learning environments supported by the European Schoolnet (European Schoolnet).
'DesignFILS' being carried out by our General Directorate, is a strategic partnership project in the field of Erasmus + KA2 School Education. The project, which European School Network is also a partner supports innovative practices, aims to design innovative, multi-disciplinary, flexible learning areas with digital skills. A pedagogical framework will be generated by developing real-life learning scenarios at EU level. There are partners from Turkey, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Austria and Czechia. The project implementation period is 36 months. The most important outcomes of the project are the innovative education framework and the online education platform created within this framework.
Within the scope of the project, 8 Pan-European trainers will be provided an international education on technology, scenario-based learning and field design through a multi-disciplinary approach. Trained instructors will provide training for 55 trainers focusing on the “multi-disciplinary approach in innovative learning environments” on online learning platform. The project will develop an approach that supports international policy documents in Europe and 1,750 teachers will be trained on space design, use of technology and development of learning scenarios.