VALUES EDUCATION ACTIVITY BOOK PUBLISHEDThe Ministry of National Education prepared the "Values Education Activity Book" for teachers in order to raise science oriented students who are sensitive about cultural, universal and national moral values.
The Directorate General for Secondary Education of the Ministry of National Education has prepared an activity books based on fundamental values namely, "justice, friendship, honesty, self-control, patience, respect, love, responsibility, patriotism and beneficence" as a part of their values education which is included to the education program of secondary schools.
Generation with universal and national values
The activity book includes high level concepts about ideal life style, general principles that would help students to make correct decisions and fundamental values.
Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer said that his Ministry has been working in an effort to raise students who are not only academically strong but also have universal and national values by establishing the education system compatible with the basic values, history, faith and culture of our country.
Minister Özer stated that the activity book based on fundamental values was prepared within this framework and made following comments: "Our Ministry is working in order to raise a generation who is at peace with their state and nation and adapted the values of their country. The target of the activity book is teaching humanitarian values such as justice, friendship, honesty, self-control, patience, respect, love, responsibility, patriotism and beneficence. Moreover, it aims at supporting them during their adaptation to social life and teaching them the cultural values of our society which is the blend of science and knowledge. Our students will learn high level mental skills such as interpretation, generalization, use their knowledge to solve problems, analyze and critical thinking."
Özer stated that they also published the guidelines about the activity book and went on to say that, "Teaching values and manners to students will increase the quality of life in schools and students will feel happier and safer at schools. Students will grow as individuals with good citizens while they effectively learn information and skills which can be used in daily life."
The book includes 120 activities
The activity book is based on holistic education that seeks to engage all aspects of the learner, including mind, body, and spirit.
There are 120 activities about fundamental values which are included in the education program. Activities prepared by the experts are original games and activities with different features that may attract the attention of students. In addition to activities which can be performed in the classroom, the book includes activities and assignments which can be carried out outside the school and with family members.
Click ogmmateryal.eba.gov.tr to see the activity book.