Our Approach to Teaching and Learning

All of KOLT ’s activities are guided by a focus on effective learning. We strive to support all teaching and learning approaches that contribute to effective learning as documented by valid educational research. Most effective teaching and learning approaches emphasize active student engagement as a key that promotes learning.

Active learning happens more readily when students have a role in setting their own educational goals, when students have an awareness of their own individual learning needs and learning preferences, and when students can evaluate their own learning progress than when their goals, needs, preferences, and evaluations are dictated to them. We are committed to develop a learning environment that help KU students gain the skills necessary to achieve awareness in these domains.

Active learning happens when the students can observe examples of how to apply newly acquired information to problems that are relevant for them, when students have an opportunity to apply such information to solve real problems, and when students can discuss newly acquired information with their peers. We support the development of curricula that promote active learning by providing structured opportunities for these activities.

Active learning happens when technology is integrated into courses to enhance student engagement and interaction. KOLT has acknowledged the indispensable role of technology in effective learning by assuming a key responsibility in the establishment and the integration of educational technologies into Koç University courses offered to students at all levels.