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WHAT KIND OF GRADUATES?

What are the qualities that the graduates of TED Istanbul College shoul possess?

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • The graduates of TED Istanbul College are self-confident individuals with a strong vision and they are capable of making their decisions independently. They also have the sense of self-control.
  • They have love and respect for themselves and the others.
  • They have respect for effort and differences.  
  • They have a democratic frame of mind. 
  • They are honest and have a strong sense of justice.  
  • They are optimistic, modest, and empathetic.
  • They are helpful and right-minded.
  • They are at peace with themselves and the others, they have strong communication skills and they are capable of establishing strong relationships.
  • They know how to be happy and peaceful with what they have.
  • They have a strong sense of responsibility.
  • They know about themselves and use their potential correctly.
  • They can assume and properly fulfill responsibilities.
  • They have ideals.
  • They are open to change and innovation and they can adapt themselves well.
  • They are tolerant.
  • They have a good sense of humor.
  • They have a rich imagination and they are creative.
  • They are always solution oriented.
  • They are enterprising and productive.
  • They are not afraid of making mistakes; they know how to learn from their mistakes and they aim not to repeat the same mistake.  
  • They have team spirit.  
  • They are open to feedback.
  • They protect the national and universal values.

ACADEMICALLY

  • They have a strong sense of curiosity; they enjoy and know how to learn.
  • They have strong investigation and inquiry skills.
  • They have acquired the scientific thinking skills.  
  • They have adopted scientific thinking.   
  • They are capable of transferring and transforming knowledge.
  • They can produce new information based on what they already know.
  • They have high-level reading, writing and speaking skills.
  • They have a high awareness of the Turkish language and they can apply this awareness in written and verbal Turkish.  
  • They are capable of using their 1st foreign language skills in an almost mother-tongue level in written and verbal communication. They are capable of using their 2nd foreign language skills verbally and in writing to express themselves and to understand.
  • They have the ability to make the decision and to learn how to apply the tools required to achieve all of these goals in the right time and place.

The current works carried out to build the desired academic qualities in the graduates of TED Istanbul College:

  • Attention is paid to ensure that the student and parent profile is compatible with the school’s academic structure and culture.
  • Each academic group adopts the principle of learning by experience.
  • The individual properties of the students are identified and the curricular and extracurricular activities are designed and followed up with accordingly.
  • The students are provided guidance to identify their academic goals.  
  • The students are provided guidance about how to study.
  • The classroom activities are designed by considering the differences in learning styles.
  • Building a culture of behavior is encouraged in the class in cooperation with the students.
  • TED Istanbul College curricula that encompass the objectives of the Ministry of Education’s curricula are created in an integrated and cross-curricular way.
  • Each course is taught by using the methods and techniques intended to instill the critical thinking skills.
  • The research techniques are taught in an age-appropriate manner by considering the features of the subject matter.
  • The samples from each branch are used in a synthesized fashion in the Turkish classes to instill the fundamental skills of graphic reading and paragraph reading in the students.
  • The academic knowledge is reinforced by the examples from the global or national agenda as much as the program allows.   
  • In order to increase awareness, the students are assigned unit-related homework at the beginning of the unit.
  • It is important to use Turkish accurately in each class.
  • Drama techniques are used to teach the classes and subjects when appropriate.
  • The students are provided vast opportunities of investigation and achieving deep learning without worrying about their grades by organizing extra-curricular student workshops and conferences.  
  • In language classes, the activities are mainly intended to develop writing skills.
  • Book reading and analysis activities are carried out.
  • Project-based group works are carried out.
  • The students are encouraged to be engaged in academic activities outside the school where they will have a chance to work with peers from other schools.
  • The teachers’ opinions are received to identify students’ interests, abilities and skills and the result is shared with the parents and students in writing.
  •  The classes are created in a heterogeneous way by considering the academic levels of the students.
  • The exam questions are designed to measure the ability to transfer and interpret knowledge.
  •  The parents are given information about the academic programs and goals of the school.  
  • Attention is paid to make sure that the student assessment in music, visual arts and physical education classes is based on the student performance.
  • The students attend the student conferences in Turkey and abroad as work groups.
  • The students who struggle in courses are provided support in and outside the class.  
  • The students are provided support through a peer tutoring system as well.
  • The academic groups share their good works with each other as an example.
  • The students are provided university preparation classes.
  • The second foreign language is taught beginning in grade five.
  • Within the framework of the career consultancy services, the students are provided internship-observation-trip activities intended to give them information about the professions beginning from the middle school.  
  • The teacher trainings which are organized after a needs analysis and are intended to improve teachers’ teaching methods and techniques are provided in a process-oriented way.
  • Each student is offered academic support depending on their performance.
  • Alternative means of measurement and assessment are used depending on the content of the subjects.  
  • The school aims to keep the teaching hours optimum in order to increase the quality of the academic work.
  • The school aims to increase the Second Foreign Language class hours.
  • The school aims to offer the students classes on reading comprehension and effective ways of learning.

SOCIALLY

  • The students know Atatürk’s principles well and follow them.
  • They believe in, protect and maintain the values of the Republic.
  • They have the spirit of TED Istanbul College; they have a strong sense of belonging to the school and they are proud to be a student/graduate of TED İstanbul Koleji.
  • They have vision.
  • They are responsive towards the environment.
  • They have developed awareness about the national and universal issues.
  • They are sensitive and respectful towards arts and artists.
  • They can play an instrument.
  • They have basic knowledge about and skills in visual arts.
  • They have developed the habit of doing sports.
  • They have a hobby that they deal with to the benefit of the society.
  • They are responsive to the social problems.
  • They are actively involved in and contribute to the non-governmental organizations.
  • They work for the non-governmental organizations to benefit the humankind.
  • They have strong problem-solving skills.

The following activities are being/going to be carried out in order to build the social and personal charateristics that the graduates of TED Istanbul Collehe should have:

  • The students are encouraged to take part in social, cultural and art activities.
  • The students are offered values training to make sure that they learn how to embrace their work and feel committed to complete it.
  • The students are assigned tasks to improve their sense of responsibility.
  • A school-wide policy has been internalized and is practiced to promote being extroverted rather than introverted.
  • Several activities are organized to promote the development of real-life related knowledge and skills.  
  • The Student Unions act like the decision-making mechanism of the school.
  • The Psychological Counseling and Guidance Department provides feedback to the teachers about the individual progress of each student.
  • The Psychological Counseling and Guidance Department carries out applied counseling activities promoting personal development.
  • The students are offered opportunities of public speaking.
  • The students complete 25 hours of community services in a year.
  • They engage in social responsibility projects.
  • The students and teachers are in communication with each other during the extracurricular activities as well.
  • The students are assigned school-related tasks that will contribute to their development.
  • The bulletin boards are prepared by the students.
  • The class presidents carry out active work about their classes.
  • The shy students are identified and they are assigned curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • Events like TIUF and EnvironmenTED are organized where the students produce solutions to national and global issues with their peers and in these organizations each student assumes a different task.
  • Every year, a “Trip Day” is organized for the students in grades 5-11 to make sure that they learn about the history of their city. After the trip, the students make presentations about their learning.
  • In the middle school, a trip called “Step-By-Step Turkey” is organized so the students learn about the different parts of their country.
  • Drama activities are introduced to develop speaking and self-expression skills and to build self-confidence.
  • The Peer Tutoring Project is intended to make sure that the older students provide support to the younger students about developing social skills.
  • A manners course is being planned.
  • Several workshops are organized to improve students’ communication and empathy skills.
The students are given the opportunity to share their experiences from the events they were involved in with their friends during the counseling period.