Dow Scientists in Turkey Pass Knowledge on to Teachers, Who Pass it on to Students
Teachers from the Gaziantep area are the latest to benefit from Dow’s successful Chemistry of Teaching Project, which provides theoretical and hands-on training from some of the Company’s cutting-edge scientists to teachers in Turkey.
Participating teachers received training in new methods and the latest developments in STEM education during a two-day training session. Developed in partnership with Teachers Academy Foundation and the Ministry of National Education, the project aims to boost success within STEM fields and in turn contribute to Turkey's development and growth.
“The Chemistry of Teaching Project allows chemistry and science teachers to develop their knowledge and vision and to share their experience with students,” said Ihsan Necipoglu, Dow’s General Manager for Turkey and Central Asian Republics. “Our biggest goal with the project is to help improve student success rates and to increase interest in chemistry and science in schools.”
This is the third year of the project, which has already reached 450 STEM teachers, who are expected to share these hands-on practices with the students in their classrooms. The next phases of the project are planned for the Marmara and Black Sea regions of Turkey.