UCA’s AKHP Expands activities in Kazakhstan
UCA’s Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) continues to expand its reach in high schools and universities in Kazakhstan. In summer 2010, workshops to train teachers to use the AKHP curricula through modern pedagogy were held in Astana and Taldykorgan (located in Almaty oblast, close to Tekeli, the site of the future university campus). The six-day sessions focused on two AKHP courses: Introduction to Humanities and Individual and Society.
|AKHP Fellow Mohira Faizulloeva conducts
a workshop for instructors in Kazakhstan
The Taldykorgan workshop, held in June, was attended by twenty one teachers and administrators from six schools and universities. The workshop was conducted by AKHP trainers: Murat Kurmanov of Zhetysu State University (Taldykorgan); Ruzya Kamarova of Eurasian State University (Astana); and AKHP Fellow Mohira Faizulloeva. Participants learned about course content, methodology, presentations, discussions, and questioning skills.
The second workshop was held in August at the Nazarbaev Intellectual School in Astana, a secondary school with enhanced academic programmes oriented towards physics and mathematics. Twenty five secondary school teachers participated from a range of disciplines, including Russian, English, and Kazakh languages and literature, history, geography, mathematics, and chemistry. The workshop was conducted by AKHP trainers Gulmira Bilyalova, from Kazakh National Pedagogical University of Abai ( Almaty); Nina Tuyrina from Kazakh-Russian University ( Astana); and AKHP Humanities Fellow Mohira Faizulloeva.
Participants who completed the training received certificates from the Head of AKHP, Dr. Sharofat Mamdambarova. The teachers will join the growing ranks of AKHP trained instructors, introducing innovative teaching methods and curricula in institutions throughout Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Currently, AKHP in Kazakhstan has partnerships with seven institutions with 76 instructors teaching courses to over 1,600 students.