In November 2013 Eduglocal was presented to teachers from across Europe during the SMILE Istanbul In Service Training course. SMILE stands for Schools Museums Internet Learning Education.
SMILE provides educational institutions with a resource that enables them to investigate Europe and what it means to be a European through visits to museums. More specifically it is concerned with enabling learners to explore a number of aspects of their identities and to compare the various identities expressed by other Europeans. The method has become a flexible way of addressing issues about identity through museums and cultural heritage. Museums and the built environment are used as a source for looking at identity and citizenship issues.
The participants were introduced to the project, it’s topic areas and the materials being produced. These participants will be kept up to date on the progress of Eduglocal.