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The December 2014 YouthDOCs Seminar
&
the Athens Transnational Teachers & Experts Groups Meetings (M2)
18-22/12/2014, Athens, Greece
at the premises of 6th EPAL Athens (Vocational High School) (Nestou Str. No 4 - Plateia Mavili, Ampelokipoi, Athens)
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1) THE SEMINAR
This is the first 24hours Teachers'Seminar on YouthDOCs methodology

Seminars' main aim is to train teachers from schools in the Project to use the YouthDOCs methodology.
The seminar covers the following areas:
A:
The Project’s aims  and its methodology.
B:
Simulation of Techniques and strategies to be used in schools during the implementation periods
C:
Developing and sharing of useful material, evaluation
More specific the seminar focuses on
a) how students collectively decide on a theme that includes elements of their own youth culture, The element of youths’ own culture is stressed.
b) how to use personal stories and objects as an initiation procedure to help students find common elements of their youth culture and how they may finally choose one story to present
c) how the chosen story can be turned into a scenario that can be presented with drama or video to other students to watch and comment.
d). other possible ways to come to a common story
The trigger question:Suppose you are asked to create, together with your friends, a short drama or a short video in order to show to others elements of your own culture that you, as a group, consider important for your lives now. What would you choose to record and to share with others?”
What to bring: Participants (teachers in the training course) must
a) “bring and share a story (personal or someone else’s) of something that has happened, is indicative of what currently concerns/influences you mostly and is related to who you are now culturally”. (“currently” may refer to recent days as the answering person may feel. It can be “these last days”, or “these last years” or even “this period of economic crisis” or “these days of a local festival”.)
b) «bring an object that you think is related to the story or helps you while sharing the story to us.

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HERE NOTES FROM "THE YOUTHDOCS SEMINAR, version1, December2014"

PowerPoints
Nikos Govas "welcome - seminar's challenges"
Menis Theodoridis-Maria Leonida "meetings through pictures"
Christina Zoniou "What is a good story in the YouthDOCs?
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2) THE MEDIA/DRAMA EXPERTS MEETING
Media & Drama Experts joined with local Media Assistants met to evaluate the seminar and further clarify first year's work with schools.
Schools will stay focus on the new methodology i.e
a) use "personal stories and objects" as starter in order to generate a group story to be filmed or dramatised,
b) use "documents"

3) THE MANAGMENT GROUP MEETING
A) Members of the management and implementation group met to discuss financial issues and organise first years events. It was decided that
a) schools must finish with first year's films and other deliverables by May 2015
b) local festivals will be organised at the end of April or May 2015
c) next media/drama experts group meeting is planned for May or June 2015 to comment on the festivals, evaluate the results and re-schedule the work of year 2.
B) Heads of Project's 2 Educational Authorities (DSEEA-Gr & BiMEM-Tr) met to discuss issues of further cooperation between the two regions.
They were hosted by Attica District Government and Municipal Theatre of Pireus.



4) PARTICIPANTS

The Teachers
: 22 Teachers (14 Greek and 8 Turkish) from schools in the Project
Ms Maria (Mary) Kaldi, Greek Language/Literature teacher, 3rd Gymnasio Acharnon Gr
Ms Paraskevi (Vivi) Antonogianni, Greek Language/Literature teacher, 3rd Gymnasio Acharnon Gr
Ms Ioanna (Zanna) Zerigka, French Language teacher, 5th Gymnasio Acharnon Gr
Ms Neratzoula (Julia) Efetzi, Arts teacher, 5th Gymnasio Acharnon Gr
Ms Athina Stakia, Greek Language/Literature teacher, 12th Gymnasio Acharnon Gr
Ms Maria Vasilopoulou, English Language teacher, 12th Gymnasio Acharnon Gr
Ms Vasiliki Xidi, Physics teacher, 12th Gymnasio Acharnon Gr
Ms Eftychia Chroni, English language teacher, 12th Gymnasio Acharnon Gr
Ms Anastasia (Tatiana) Rodolfou, Greek Language/Literature teacher, 3rd Gymnasio Geraka Gr
Ms Maria Patrinelli, Physical Education teacher, 3rd Gymnasio Geraka Gr
Ms Eleni Karakosta, German Language teacher, 3rd Gymnasio Geraka Gr
Mr Vasilios Οglanis, Mathematics teacher, Gymnasio Kerateas Gr
Ms Evangelia Georgouli, English Language teacher, Gymnasio Kerateas Gr
Ms Panagiota (Betty) Giannouli, Sociology teacher, Lykeio Varis Gr
Ms. Huriye Kaya, Principal, Bayrampaşa Ticaret Meslek Lisesi Tr
Mr. Ali Arslantas, English Language teacher, Bayrampaşa Ticaret Meslek Lisesi Tr
Mr. Esat Cevahiroglu, Principal, Mobil İmam Hatip OrtaokuluTr
Ms. Dilek Şenocak, Drama &LiteratureTeacher, Mobil İmam Hatip OrtaokuluTr
Mr. Mehmet Okuyucu, Principal, Atatürk OrtaokuluTr
Mr. Cemalettin Bayraktaroglu, English Language teacher, Atatürk Ortaokulu Tr
Ms. Banu Inan, Maths teacher, TCMB Tr
Mr. Cemalettin Aydogan, Vice Principal, TCMB Tr

The Facilitators: 13 members of the Media/Drama Experts Group & Local Media Assistants
Mr Menis Theodoridis - Media/Video (Karpos Centre-Greece)
Ms Maria Leonida - Media/Video (Karpos Centre-Greece)
Mr Nikos Govas - Drama/Theatre (Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network,TENet-Greece)
Ms Athanasia (Nassia) Choleva - Drama/Theatre (Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network,TENet-Greece)
Ms Christina Zoniou - Drama/Theatre (University of Peloponnese/Theatre Studies, UoP-Greece)
Mr Giorgos Pitsakis - Media Assistant (Karpos Centre-Greece)
Ms Theodora Malliarou - Media Assistant (Karpos Centre-Greece)
Mr Alexandros Papachristopoulos -Media Assistant (Karpos Center-Greece)
Mr Hürcan Tarhan - Media/Video & Drama (Innovative Educators Association, IEA-Turkey)
Ms Esra Acungil Tüysüz - Drama/Theatre (Innovative Educators Association, IEA-Turkey)
Mr Sadık Acar - Media/Video (Innovative Educators Association, IEA-Turkey)
Mr Osman Tosun - Drama/Theatre (Innovative Educators Association, IEA-Turkey)
Mr Seyit Yavuz- Media/Video (TCMB-Turkey)

The Management-Implementation Group:
Ms Katerina Alexiadi DSEEA-Gr
Mr Serkan Tekguzel BiMEM-Tr
Mr Nikos Govas TENet-Gr
Mr Hürcan Tarhan IEA-Tr

Guests
Mr. Hasan Gozen, Governor of Bayrampaşa District, Tr
Mr. Abdülaziz Yeniyol, Director BiMEM– Tr
Mr. İbrahim Halil Danis, Deputy Director BiMEM– Tr
Hosts
Mr Stefanos Kapellas, Director DSEEA-Gr
Mr Petros Filippou, Deputy District Governor of Attica, Gr
Mr Nikos Nikas, Principal of 6th EPAL Athens Gr
Mr Takis Tzamargias, Artistic Director of Pireus Municipal Theatre, Pireus Gr