3-D laboratory opens for high school vocational training
by Anadolu Agency
ANKARAJan 26, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Anadolu Agency
Jan 26, 2015 12:00 am
Turkey's first interactive 3-D vocational training laboratory was opened at the Kızılcahamam Vocational and Technical High School.
Kadir Yaman, the manager of the school, said it is the first institution that explores 3-D in vocational training, and the "i3-DVET" project started in 2013. The program is a Leonardo Da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Project, and is supported by the Turkish National Agency. Yaman also said that they are the coordinating school for the project, which has a budget of 196,000 euros and their partner countries are Hungary and Poland.
Yamam said that the laboratories, which have a special system and design for 3-D classes, were opened after training was undergone in Hungary. "The classes are taught in 3-D in the laboratories, which have been designed like a cinema hall. Many subjects, which are difficult to teach in vocational and technical education, can be easily taught using this technology. Thus, students are able to learn the subjects easily and more permanently, which might otherwise be difficult due to the fact that the concepts can take a long time to learn," he added.
Stating that they will present a project proposal to the Ministry of National Education, which will include training for teachers in order to popularize this technology country-wide, Yaman said, "When this system is popularized, effective learning will be observed in these schools. Using this technique will especially help students to understand complicated subjects."
Burhan Aycan, the district director of National Education, also expressed his delight regarding the educational use of 3-D technologies for the first time. Aycan emphasized that when training becomes more commonplace in Turkey, visual learning and a permanent and fast process of learning will be achieved using this technology.
Serkan Savaş, the chief workshop manager in information technologies at the school, praised the training on 3-D technologies they received in Hungary, and added that it established a substructure in order for the schools in Turkey to use this technology.
Highlighting that they have prepared a special course syllabi and 3-D training materials through which students will experience more enjoyable and sustainable learning, Savaş said that they have already begun sample classes.