Philosophy And Vision

ÜTOPYA IS A SCHOOL WHICH ADOPTS THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE MOTTO "OUR CHILDREN HAVE NOT EVEN A MINUTE TO WASTE"...

Ütopya gives our children the right to be a child above anything else during their education. It gives them the opportunity to remember their school memories to be the best part of their life and to give them the opportunity “to live their life as a child ".

Ütopya is not satisfied with just bringing our children’s academic learning to the highest level, internalizing the education, receiving only a certificate at the end of their educational life. It aims to allow them to comprehend all their needs during their education and learning, to take responsibility for their life, to value themselves and to realize all their abilities as an individual, to show them the way to respect Turkey’s and the whole Worlds’ people.

Ütopya aims to carry the experience achieved in Small Hands (www.smallhands.org) to the primary education level; to make sure education and learning is not our children’s nightmare; to make sure the school is the place where their dreams come true. It aims to give them new languages in Ütopya, additional to those learnt in nursery school, and to support the use of all the languages they learn concurrently.

Ütopya
helps to bring up our children to think on the scale of the whole world, to have a wide horizon; to be equipped to face the difficulties that the 21st century brings and to be effective individuals so that they can continue their education in Turkey or/and Internationally.

Ütopya
is working to achieve the targets for “Improving Education and Teaching Systems’ Attributes and Efficiency” which were decided during the European Committee’s 2000 Lisbon Summit and has been tried to achieve at 2010. It is continuing the congresses, which has been held by Small Hands since 2002, periodically every two years, and as Small Hands and Ütopya since 2006. It is also preparing for the 6th international congress after the 5th international congress of 2011.

Ütopya
embraces “United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child” (http://www.unicef.org/turkey/crc/_cr23a.html) also signed by the Turkish Republic. Under this convention we fulfil our responsibility to children who take possession of it, making sure our students are aware of their rights.

OUR EDUCATION VISION

To administer the Turkish Republic Ministry of Education Primary School Education Program by "doing, living and thinking", with "an inquiry based system", according to our children’s individual differences.
As well as Turkish education; in order to give our children a wide world point of view and a variety of cultures, we equip them with a second, third and fourth Modern language.
To help our children improve their natural abilities which they are born with, in every direction, to support them in gaining abilities to get general knowledge, aesthetic awareness, individual freedom to make their own decisions, forward thinking to plan their future and to establish a happy life.
To make sure are children are aware of their responsibilities as a Turkish Republic citizen and as a World’s individual.

Please CLICK to read one of our Ütopya’s student’s parents Semiha & Murat Terzioğlu’s letter regarding their thoughts about Ütopya.

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