AKHP Public Lecture: Current Issues of Professional Identity Among Youth

Date: 27 September 2017
Other languages: Русский язык |

27 September 2017, 4:00 pm
Almaty, Astana, Aktobe, Atyrau, Kostonay, Shymkent and Taldykorgan, Republic of Kazakhstan

The University of Central Asia’s Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) is pleased to announce its inaugural Public Lecture Series in Almaty, Kazakhstan organised in partnership with the Public Association Innovative Practices (PAIP) with support of the Ministry of Religion and Civil Society of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Lectures will be held at the Nur Otan Office. Nur Otan is coordinating video transmission of the lectures at its regional offices in Almaty, Astana, Aktobe, Atyrau, Kostonay, Shymkent and Taldykorgan in Kazakhstan.

UCA and PAIP are organising this lecture series as part of the Interdisciplinary Studies of the Humanities and Sciences to encourage discourse and development of social capital among youth.
Current Issues of Professional Identity Among Youth

Dr. Tazhina Gainiya
Associate Professor, Department of Social and Economic Sciences
University of International Business (UIB)
PhD in Biology, Psychologist

In the context of plans to modernise education, problems of career choice and identity formation appear to be relevant in modern Kazakhstan. In this regard, important strands of the educational process, secondary schools, colleges and universities experience the absence or lack of well-developed professional orientation and professional counselling programmes aimed to identify young people's motives when making career choices, to inform and educate them. At various stages of professional secondary and higher education, these problems can result in discontent regarding one's major and chosen career path.

The lecture highlights the social and psychological factors of readiness to make a career choice among senior school and university students of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It is common knowledge that timely identification of these factors, informational, and psychological support in finding one's professional identity, can help greatly in formation of a socially mature person. This includes conscious goal-setting and being responsible for one's actions and behavior in realisation of persona potential across professional and civil spheres.

Dr. Tazhina Gainiya is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Economic Sciences at UIB in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Her academic career focuses on the study of socio-psychological processes in the student environment. She has contributed to publications and reports and also presented in international journals and conferences. Gainiya is also a reviewer at the UK-based international magazine «IJEL». She teaches psychological courses in Russian and English, has extensive experience in business consulting, psychological testing of staff to measure its compliance with professional psychological requirements, and in conducting corporate training in international and local organisations, non-governmental organisations and government agencies. She also is a grantee of international programmes including the Aga Khan Humanities Project in Tajikistan, Fonds de Développement de la Formation Professionnelle (FDFP), Open Society Foundation (OSF), International Research & Exchanges Board, USA (IREX), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), Portugal and Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MASHAV).

Dr. Aimkul Erjanova
Candidate of Philosophical Sciences
University of International Business, UIB (Almaty)

The lecture will be delivered in Russian. Translation into English will be provided upon request.

Nur Otan Regional Offices
Republic of Kazakhstan
- 79 Abylai Khan Street, Almaty (live)
- 3 Tauelsizdik Street, Astana (video)
- 86 Turgenev Street, Aktobe (video)
- 79 Aiteke bi Street, Atyrau (video)
- 111 Gogol Street, Kostanay (video)
- 3 Beibitshilik Street, Shymkent (video)
- 13 Jansugurov Street, Taldykorgan (video)

Please confirm your participation  with your name and affiliation by sending an e-mail to the following recipients: Dr. Aimkul Erjanova (tel.: 87017883040).

* Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees. 

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