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1 “Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” Henry Peter Brougham

2 “Ye can lead a man up to the university, but ye can’t make him think.” Finley Peter Dunne

3 - School - Tuition - Books - ÖSS (University Entrance Exam) - Courses - Tracks - Compulsory Subjects - Electives - Extra Curricular Activities

4 - In the process of integration to EU, as in other modern countries, Turkey must be the process of overcoming the main problem in education --- from 11 years K-12.

5 - In reality, 10,5 years (because of ÖSS) 10,5 years (because of ÖSS)NOW 11,5 years (because of ÖSS) ÖSS date should be changed from June to September More than one ÖSS (average or the highest) THEN THEN 12 years (K-12)

6 BALANCED CURRICULUM - Mother tangue - Foreign Language (Certificate) - Second Foreign Language (Certificate) (French-German- Spanish) - Social Studies - Science - Maths - Art

7 - Compulsory subjects (Religion and Ethics / Military Science) - Phylosophy and TOK combined - Curriculum promoting critical thinking

8 TRACKS - Science (MF) - Turkish-Math (TM) - Social Studies (TS) - Language (DİL) Each track has its own compulsory and elective subject to receive a diploma. Each track has its own compulsory and elective subject to receive a diploma.

9 Grade 9 1st Category “0” Beginners LGS Exam 2nd Category Students who failed in the Prep-Exam 3rd Category Students who passed the Prep-Exam 4th Category IB Prep

10 CATEGORY 1 AND 2 PROBLEMATIC AREAS

11 CATEGORY 1 AND 2 GRADE 9 COMPULSORY SUBJECTS SUBJECTS HOURS - Dil ve Anlatım Edebiyat (Lan. Rhetoric Turkish Literature) 5 - Din Kültürü ve Ahlak Bilgisi (Religion and Ethics) 1 - Matematik (Maths)5 - Fen Bilimlerine Giriş (Intro. to Natural Science) 5 - Sosyal Bilimlere Giriş (Into. to Social Science) 5 - Yabancı Dil (English)5 - Second Foreign Lang. (İkinci Yabancı Dil) 4 TOTAL 30

12 GRADE 9 ELECTIVES ENGLISH 8 HOURS a) Drama2 hours b) Conversation2 hours etc. etc. Other electives (Categories 1 and 2) 4 hours TOTAL38 hours

13 GRADE 10 COMPULSORY SUBJECTS SUBJECTS HOURS - Dil ve Anlatım Edebiyat (Lan. And Rhetoric Turkish Literature)5 (Lan. And Rhetoric Turkish Literature)5 - Din Kültürü ve Ahlak Bilgisi (Religion and Ethics)1 - Matematik (Maths)5 - Fen Bilimlerine Giriş (Intro. to Natural Science) 5 - Sosyal Bilimlere Giriş (Into. to Social Science) 5 - Yabancı Dil (English)5 - Second Foreign Lang. (İkinci Yabancı Dil) 4 TOTAL30

14 GRADE 10 ELECTIVE English8 hours TOTAL38 hours

15 Common Misconceptions The students will have to make all of the charts, graphs, and tables. We can’t use the ones from other resources because of the Characteristics of Science. The students will have to make all of the charts, graphs, and tables. We can’t use the ones from other resources because of the Characteristics of Science. The goal is to have students understand the application and interpretation of charts, graphs, and tables. The more they are involved in the process of collecting, organizing, and analyzing data, the better they will understand how and why graphical representations are used.

16 Common Misconceptions We are no longer teaching specific units. We are no longer teaching specific units. Unit design will change. The units will focus on themes or big ideas instead of activities and worksheets

17 Common Misconceptions The curriculum is the instruction model. The curriculum is the instruction model. The curriculum does not tell the teacher how to instruct. The curriculum does not tell the teacher how to instruct. It tells the teacher what every student should know and be able to do. It tells the teacher what every student should know and be able to do.

18 Common Misconceptions We need to teach a unit on the Characteristics of Science (Processes and skills) before we teach the science content. We need to teach a unit on the Characteristics of Science (Processes and skills) before we teach the science content. Skill based instead of content based science education. Skill based instead of content based science education. You can’t teach one without the other. You can’t teach one without the other. The Characteristics of Science should be the process and rationale used to teach the content. Characteristics of Science will be assessed through content. The Characteristics of Science should be the process and rationale used to teach the content. Characteristics of Science will be assessed through content.

19 Common Misconceptions The textbooks don’t match the all of the Scientific Performance Standards. The textbooks don’t match the all of the Scientific Performance Standards. The science hasn’t changed. The science hasn’t changed. The method of instruction has improved. Textbooks are only one of the resources. The method of instruction has improved. Textbooks are only one of the resources. ICT interactive sources cannot be ignored. ICT interactive sources cannot be ignored.

20 Common Misconceptions All the tools will not be changed. All the tools will not be changed. We have to preserve the good stuff We have to preserve the good stuff Unit design may change, Unit design may change, but labs/activities/projects that can be used to connect students to content for better understanding are still important. but labs/activities/projects that can be used to connect students to content for better understanding are still important.

21 Common Misconceptions Prepare students to ÖSS. Prepare students to ÖSS. Prepare students to subjects tested in ÖSS Prepare students to subjects tested in ÖSS Prepare Students for Success in University and in Life. Prepare Students for Success in University and in Life. Prepare students to all necessary subjects present in a balanced curriculum. Prepare students to all necessary subjects present in a balanced curriculum.

22 Common Misconceptions Prepare students to solve diffucult multiple choice questions that cannot be recognized in a limited time period. Prepare students to solve diffucult multiple choice questions that cannot be recognized in a limited time period. Promote Brain Growth and Development through an Enriched Environment Promote Brain Growth and Development through an Enriched Environment

23 Common Misconceptions Establish silent learning environment made of students listening and writing notes and memorizing. Establish silent learning environment made of students listening and writing notes and memorizing. Creates Active Participants Rather Than Passive Observers. Creates Active Participants Rather Than Passive Observers. Allows Students to Use the Whole Brain. Allows Students to Use the Whole Brain.

24 Common Misconceptions Teaching without Assessing Student Needs Teaching without Assessing Student Needs Teaching the Text Teaching the Text Teaching the Teacher’s Favorite or Most Comfortable Topics Teaching the Teacher’s Favorite or Most Comfortable Topics Teaching Only for Some Children Teaching Only for Some Children Learning Life Skills Discovering Connections through Investigations. Learning by the use of Multiple Intelligences. Meets the Needs of All Children

25 Weekly programming for a four year Lise program AREASUBJECTL9L10L11L12 CORE CORETurkish5555 English6555 Second Foreign Language 5555 Mathematics5555 Natural Science 5555 Social Science 5555 ELECTIVEElective5555 SUB-TOTAL COMPULSORYNational2222 School-based TOTAL

26 PROGRAM DETAILS Core Area Elective Area Compulsory Area Turkish Language and Literature Visual Arts (in Lise 9-12) or Music (in Lise 9-12) National: 1 hour a week for each of the following: L Religion L9 – Milli G ü venlik L10 – Atat ü rk çü l ü k (see Note 4) L11 – Anayasa ve Vatandaş Hakları (see Note 5) L12 – Demokrasi ve İnsan Hakları English A third foreign language (in Lise 11-12) School-based: See Principle of Flexibility Second Foreign Language Mathematics Technology (in Lise 9 OR 10 OR Lise 11-12) A second natural science (in Lise 11-12) Natural Science Social Science A second social science (in Lise 11-12)

27 REFERENCES 1. Georgia Performance Standards Initiation Training Georgia Department of Education Georgia Department of Education Office of Curriculum and Instruction Office of Curriculum and Instruction 2. The Balanced Curriculum NCDPI Instructional Services Division NCDPI Instructional Services Division Public Schools of North Carolina Public Schools of North Carolina 3. Principles for a new Four Year Lycee Program Prepared by Jale Onur and Gautam Sen Koc School Prepared by Jale Onur and Gautam Sen Koc School March March


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