Top education specialists, Professor Tony Wagner from Harvard University, Dr. Andreas Schleicher from the Department of the OECD PISA Study Director, Rhona Amour from University of Cambridge – CIE, Dr. Kelvin Gregory President of the Australian Education Ministry of Education and the University of Sydney and academician Dr. Heiko Walkenhorst, Jacobs University, Germany met at Tarabya British Schools in a panel arranged by Horizon Education Group.
Director General of the Ministry of Higher Education and International Education Asst. Assoc. Dr. Semih Aktekin: "university entrance will be scored on extra-curricular activities’’
Tarabya British Schools hosted a panel on "Transition from high school to university: Different Perspectives" During our panel the Ministry of Higher Education and Study Abroad Assistant General Manager. Assoc. Dr. Semih Aktekin, confirmed that they are working on a new way of transition to higher education in Turkey and gave information. Aktekin stated that, "the transition to higher education will take students extracurricular endeavors, arts, sports and leisure activities into consideration when scoring for admission and there will be an information system in education that emphasizes skills at the front instead of memorization.
Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Education and many prestigious universities including Cambridge CIE and Harvard University via video conferencing, participated the panel to discuss university admission systems, student selection policies and education strategies they implement on the pathway from high school to university.
OECD PISA Education Department Director Dr. Andreas Schleicher and Harvard University professor Tony Wagner joined the panel via video conferencing, from the University of Cambridge CIE Rhona Armour, Dr. Heiko Walkenhorst from Jacobs University, Germany, Dr. Gregory from the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Department and Director General of Ministry of Higher Education and International Education Asst. Assoc. Dr. Semih Aktekin.