|| Model and Process of Education
At Ekin College the principal of ‘’Every private individual is a separate world’ has been accepted. This approach has required diversity in teaching methods according to different learning needs of each student.
It is known that as young learners’ abstract perception has not been developed in this period yet d therefore acquire concrete knowledge by experiencing and making learning meaningful for themselves. Nowadays, ‘learning’ is centred rather than teaching in school processes. We intend to educate our students not only in school with limited time but we want them to become lifelong learners. In that sense we help them to develop skills to learn how to plan their own learning. We help them to learn how to adopt themselves to rapidly changing world and to catch up with constantly updated knowledge.
Ekin College in accordance with this approach has prepared programs taking the advantage of different teaching models.
- Active Learning Model
- Complete Learning Model
- Understanding Based Learning Model
- Project Based Learning Model
- Cooperative Learning Model
The educational principals that guides our teachers during the implementation of these models are;
Appropriateness to students: It implies students based teaching. In other words student’s expectations, interests, needs, readiness and learning pace are taken into consideration.
Known to Unknown: It means that students can make relation between newly learned and future learnings.
Concrete to Abstract: It is easier to learn concrete concepts than abstract ones.
Near to Far: Teaching should be from near too far in terms of time, place and experience.
Easy to Difficult: Learning is easier if the topics are from easy to difficult.
Clarity: It is important that the knowledge that is taught has to be definite and clear.
Familiarity to Life: Teaching functional and useful needed knowledge.
Learning Through Knowledge: Learning is realized through student’s experiences. Therefore students should contribute mentally and actively the learning process.