During January and February 2022, Muğla Provincial Directorate of National Education organized a series of trainings on PYTHON-TINKERCAD – working with a 3D Printer. A total of 120 teachers from the Mugla province took part in the initiative. Trainings were held in schools in different districts and benefited teachers from Fethiye, Seydikemer, Ortaca, Dalaman, Köyceğiz, Menteşe, Milas, Ula, Marmaris and Datça Districts. Each training lasted 5 days (30 hours). Teachers got practical experience with 3D printing and printed their own creations. The trainings were organized with the support of GEKA – the South Aegean Development Agency.

In the post-training evaluation phase, 77% of the participating teachers stated that they could integrate programming and printing into the curriculum. 99% of them confirmed that lessons taught with 3D design would attract the attention of students. Tincercad and Pyhon were identified as the programs/languages of choice for 3D printing, with just a few of the participants preferring Solidworks. The trained teachers stated that courses in Informatics, Science, Mathematics are the ones that could benefit the most from the use of 3D design. They also opined that project work is the best learning method for integrating 3D design into education.


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