About the department
Due to the fact that in the primary level of secondary schools, the majority of teachers and educators of preschool organizations had a secondary specialized education, in 1971, at the Faculty of Philology, the Department of Preschool Pedagogy was formed in the specialty “Pedagogy and Psychology (Preschool).” In 1990, the faculty opened the specialty “Pedagogy and Methods of Primary Education.” Among those who stood at the origins of pedagogical training of personnel in primary education and preschool education were: K.A. Aimagambetova, B.Zh. Zharisheva, A.K. Menzhanova, K.M. Mendayakova, O.P.Kereeva, I.B.Islamkulova, Zh.I.Idrisova, T.A.Levchenko, M.T.Turskeldina, S.N.Sartbaeva and others. Along with theoretical knowledge, they trained future specialists in pedagogical skills in their fields and introduced them to the teaching profession. Currently, candidates of pedagogical sciences T.B.Bainazarova, R.A.Nabuova, R.K.Karsybaeva, L.E.Ageeva and Doctors of Philosophy (PhD) A.D. Syzdykbaeva, E.N. Agranovich, S.M.Nurbekova, R.K.Izmagambetova work at the department. From the 2012-2013 academic year to the 2021-2022 academic year, the department was headed by candidate of pedagogical sciences T.B. Bainazarova. From the 2021-2022 academic year, the name of the department was changed to “Pre-school and primary education”, the head of the program was Master of Education, senior teacher A.D. Kariev. From the 2023-2024 academic year, according to the decision of Protocol No.4 of the meeting of the Board of Directors, the department is divided into “Pedagogy and methods of primary education” and “Preschool education”. The Department of Pedagogy and Methods of Primary Education is headed by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), senior lecturer S.M. Nurbekova. According to the results of the “Independent Accreditation and Rating Agency”, IAAR took the following places in the direction 6B013 “Training of teachers without subject specialization.”
- 2nd place in 2019;
- 2nd place in 2020;
- 7th place in 2021;
- 3rd place in 2022;
- 2nd place in 2023.
These results are an indicator of many years of fruitful work by the team in preparing highly qualified teachers.
Mission of the department
The mission of the department is to train competitive primary school specialists, provide the educational process with innovative technologies, in accordance with the development goals of the University and the best world experience in the field of education.
The international cooperation
Faculty and students participate in international conferences, publish scientific articles in international publications, and organize international conferences at the university. Lectures from foreign universities are held within the framework of concluded agreements on cooperation in the field of education and science. International cooperation of the department is carried out within the framework of the following conditions and agreements: Bishkek Humanitarian University. K. Karasaeva (Kyrgyzstan); Kyrgyz State University named after. I.Arabaeva (Kyrgyzstan); University of Nigde Omer Halisdemir (Türkiye); Mississippi State University (USA, Mississippi); International Academy of Teacher Education (Russia, Moscow); Russian State Pedagogical University named after. A.I.Herzen (Russia); Kiev University named after Boris Grinchenko (Kyiv, Ukraine); Ural State Pedagogical University (Russian Federation, Yekaterinburg); Kyrgyz National University named after Zhusup Balasagin (Kyrgyzstan); Amur State University named after Sholom Aleichem (Russian Federation, Makhachkala).
The following types of joint work were carried out: joint development of double diplomas and global educational programs with strategic partners, as well as the development of academic mobility of students at the Ural State Pedagogical University (Russian Federation, Yekaterinburg); identification of strategic international partners/universities with Kyiv University named after Boris Grinchenko (Kyiv, Ukraine). Development of international projects with the Kyrgyz National University named after Zhusup Balasagin (Kyrgyzstan) on the topic “Scientific and methodological support for the training of PhD doctors in pedagogical areas”; A joint project with Sholom Aleichem State University (Russian Federation, Makhachkala).
In 2015-2018 Associate Professor, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences I.B. Islamkulova,
Acting Associate Professor, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences T.B. Baynazarov, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences G.U. Baitashova took part in the international project “Modernization of medical education in universities.” Within the framework of the Erasmus + ModeHed project, cooperation agreements were drawn up between universities: Kazakh State Women's Pedagogical University, Fergana State University, Bukhara State Medical Institute, Andijan State University, Kokan State Pedagogical Institute, Tashkent Medical Academy, Association of Medical Teachers of Uzbekistan, Kazakh National Medical University named after S.D. Asfendiyarova, South Kazakhstan State Pharmaceutical Academy. Based on the results of this project, I.B. Islamkulova and T.B. Bainazarova published a textbook “Fundamentals of Pediatrics and Preschool Hygiene.”
Holders of the title “Best University Teacher” in 2017 - T.B. Bainazarova, in 2019 - A.D. Syzdykbaeva, in 2022 - R.A. Nabuova. The scholarship holders have undergone training at the best foreign universities, advanced training in leading educational centers in Europe, and have also published educational and methodological manuals. The department has developed and implemented an additional educational program (MINOR) “STEM education in primary school.” The “STEM Education in Primary School” program will allow the use of scientific methods, technical applications, mathematical modeling, and engineering design, which will lead to the formation of innovative thinking among students.
The university operates the REMS in the direction of “Pedagogy and methodology of primary education”, which addresses the following issues: interaction between representatives of higher and postgraduate education organizations, employers, accreditation agencies and other organizations in order to improve external and internal systems for ensuring the quality of higher and postgraduate education; preparation of recommendations for improving state compulsory standards of higher and postgraduate education, classification of areas of training for personnel with higher and postgraduate education; control over the provision of supervised areas of personnel training by teaching staff, literature, electronic databases and other necessary resources; examination, review of textbooks, educational and methodological aids, test tasks, educational and methodological publications of various levels in areas of orientation with higher, postgraduate and additional education; preparation of recommendations for improving the content and teaching methods of educational programs, taking into account the expectations and requirements of the employer as a consumer of educational services; In order to develop recommendatory methodologies for the creation of internal and external systems for ensuring the quality of the educational process, analyze and summarize world experience, including foreign universities.
The following textbooks and teaching aids have been published by the professor staff of the department: Nabuova R.A., Zhubandykova A.M. “Criteria-based assessment in elementary school”; Zhienbaeva S.N., Ageeva L.E., Tekesbaeva A.M. “Implementation of qualifying diploma projects”, Almaty 2020; Levchenko T.A., Ageeva L.E., Agranovich E.N. “Research activities of master’s students in pedagogical specialties”; Asylbaeva F.B., Syzdykbaeva A.D. “Theory and methodology of educational work in elementary school” Almaty 2020; Kariev A.D., Fishman B.E., Agranovich E.N., Bainazarova T.B., Ageeva L.E. Pedagogical support of internal research (project) activities of primary school students. Textbook. Almaty: Printing Service and Co. LLP, 2022; Karsybaeva R.K., Iskakova L.M. “Methods of teaching literature in elementary school” Study guide. Ed. “ADAL KITAP”, 2023; Adamkulova N.M., Bainazarova T.B., Taranshieva B.B. “Labor training” Methodological instructions. Almatykitap LLP 2023.