Asist Ogretim Kurumlari A.S. (Doga Schools)
Doga Schools is a chain of schools which has 95 pre-schools, 85 primary schools, 75 junior high schools, and 70 high schools.
Doga Schools manage 46 in Istanbul, 40 campuses all around Turkey and also 2 campuses in Cyprus and in Canada. The schools in total educate 40.000 students and have 5000 staff members. The aim of Doga Schools is to provide pupils with competencies that they can become multi-directional, participative, creative and sensitive individuals of the future. The teaching staff and the management of the institution are actively engaged in development and implementation of innovative teaching concepts. Among these concepts two of them are the most important for students’ development and they complement each other: Natural Learning Concept (NLC) and MBA for teenagers (t-MBA).
The t-MBA** program is topical with the view of the area covered by the WoW project. Doga schools have been implementing t-MBA program starting from 9th to 11th grade to help students focus their studies on their future profession and to take courses following their own career plan. The t-MBA program aims to create a well-functioning ‘knowledge triangle’ of education, research and innovation and to help all students to be better skilled, which are crucial for competitiveness, growth and jobs. It provides extended learning opportunity that connects students to options such as the Student Councils, t-MBA Academic Program, International Projects, Advanced Foreign Language Education, job shadowing. The t-MBA is designed as a cluster model that offers students activities that match their skills, interests, abilities, and values and explore different career options to facilitate their career decision-making process.
NLC and t-MBA complement each other in a way that students are first equipped with the qualities of critical thinking, self-confidence, self-reliance, and then acquire entrepreneurial skills such as creative thinking, goal setting, team-building and willingness to learn. This interwoven architecture provides students with an understanding of their society’s needs.