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NQF TURKEY current state , developments , ıssues and challenges. Prof. Dr. Selda Önderoğlu Bologna Expert Turkish National Team of Bologna Experts Cetinje ,8-9 July 2008. Turkish Education System. Governance of education up to higher education (HE):

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nqf turkey current state developments ssues and challenges

NQF TURKEYcurrentstate, developments, ıssuesandchallenges

Prof. Dr. Selda Önderoğlu

Bologna Expert

TurkishNationalTeam of Bologna Experts

Cetinje,8-9 July 2008

turkish education system
  • Governance of education up to higher education (HE):

Ministry of National Education (MoNE)

  • Planning,


governance and

Supervision of HE

Council of Higher Education (CoHE)

- An autonomous corporate public body

turkish he system
Turkish HE System
  • Unitarysystem: universities
  • UniversitiesofferVocational + academicprogrammes.
  • ShortCycle – level 5 (2 years-assoc. Degree)
  • Firstcycle – level 6 (4 years-Bachelor)
  • SecondCycle – level 7 (2 years-Masters)
  • ThirdCycle –level 8 (3 or 4 years-PhD)
bologna process nqf studies in turkey
Bologna Process - NQF studies in Turkey
  • Joining Bologna Process: Prague,2001
  • After Bergen: CoHE and MoNE with all related parties continue the NQF studies compatible with QF for EHEA and EQF- LLL,
  • “The Vocational Qualifications Institution” is established(2006) to deal with qualifications up to HE.
  • Commission for NQF for HE is established

by CoHE (2006) to deal with the short, first,second and third cycle qualifications

nqf studies in turkey contributions
NQF studies in TurkeyContributions
  • Bologna Promoters (2004-..) dissemination of updated information to universities and all stekeholders of HE through “Implementation of Bologna process in Turkey”
  • Projects:

-Strengthening Technical Vocational Education and Training in Turkey(SVET),

MoNE and other partners

Duration:2002-2007 (all legislative processes have completed)

from 2007-8 academic year the technical vocational high schools programs have been changed into LO based system.

- Modernisation of Vocational Education and Training in Turkey (MVET),2003-2007

MoNE,CoHE,Universities,industry,social partners.

Qualifications for vocational education are identified and programme development studies achieved

nqf studies in turkey contributions1
NQF studies in TurkeyContributions
  • LLP 2007-2013

increase in focusing on qualifications than before through studying in different networks,

Erasmus Programme (2004-..)

-student mobility, ECTS studies caused universities to focus more on LO,thus giving some flexibility with respect to training methods

current situation in nqf for turkey
Currentsituation in NQF forTurkey
  • Commission for HE qualifications completed the draft report of NQF for HE and consulted with universities ( October 2007),
  • some points from universities’ responses:

- qualifications in levels 5 to 8 are consistent with Turkish HE system levels,

- Link to previous levels of education needs to be studied,

- there is urgency for “ action plan” for the completion and approval of NQF for Turkey.

current situation and studies in nqf for turkey
Currentsituationandstudies in NQF forTurkey
  • Qualityassuranceagencyforengineeringeducation (MUDEK) completedqualificationsforalllevels of engineeringprogrammesbased on LOs/NQsandcompatiblewith EQF ( March 2008)
  • Curriculumdevelopmentstudies in Teachereducationprogrammeshavebeenreviewed in linewiththe EQF.
  • TheCommissionfor HE QualificationsFramework is goingto be widenedtoincludeallstakeholders of HE and link thestudiestoalllevels of education.
work to be done in nqf
Workto be done in NQF
  • Speeduptheprocessandstepstowritethe final version of NQF,
  • Propose legal andsub-legal actstoalltheauthorities of theTurkisheducationsystem,
  • Establishthe QA systemfortherightimplementation of the NQF,
  • Respectthe 2010 Europeandeadline.
  • Togiveprimaryimportancetotheissues of qualificationsbased on LO,studentbasedlearning,
  • raisetheuniversities,publicinstitutions, industryandsocialpartnerssynergytocollaborate,
  • put togethertheworkcurrently done in differentorganisations,
  • disseminatetheupdatedinformation as quicklyandefficiently as possible,
  • study on sectoralqualifications.
  • To have enough human resources in education faculties in each university to guide/coordinate the program and learning outcome studies,
  • Young university system that can be modified more easily,
  • New established universities which could develop their programmes accordingly,
  • To have an autonomy at university/programme/course level to apply flexible training methods to assist learners in planning their progress and learning and in accessing appropriate education and training over their lifetime.
  • http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/highereducation/EHEA2010/CoEPresent_en.asp
  • www.yok.gov.tr
  • www.myk.gov.tr
  • www.megep.meb.gov.tr
  • www.mvet.org
  • Consultation papers from Turkish univ.
  • www.avrupa.info.tr
  • www.bologna.gov.tr
Thank you

for your attention...