Educational and Methodological Activity
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The teacher-psychologist is a unique specialty in demand on the labor market, which allows working in various educational organizations. The professional activity of the educational psychologist is aimed at the psychological support of people in the process of learning and working in various social spheres, identifying difficulties and problems in students`, teachers` and parents`life.
Training in the specialty "Pedagogy and Psychology" has been carried out since 1990, in Kazakh and Russian languages - on full-time and part-time forms of education based on higher, secondary vocational and secondary education.
The department that enables students to graduate from this specialty since 2015 has been the department of "Pedagogy and Psychology", that prepares, in accordance with international standards, bachelors, masters and PhDs who are able to carry out professional activities aimed at the psychological and pedagogical support of the educational process.
The strategic direction of the department is educational and methodical work, during which enables the development of new academic disciplines and forms of organization of the educational process; providing the necessary teaching materials; preparation of textbooks and manuals; development and introduction of innovative technologies into the educational process.
In its educational activities, the department is guided by important regulatory documents: State compulsory education standard of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Highereducation. Undergraduate. Main provisions (State compulsory education standard of the Republic of Kazakhstan 5.04.019-2011, approved by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated August 23, 2012 No. 1080) and State obligatory education standard of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Postgraduateeducation. Master`sDegree. Main provisions (State compulsory education standard of the Republic of Kazakhstan 5.04.033-2011, approved by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated August 23, 2012 No. 1080), of qualification characteristics of the specialty, model curriculum, work curriculum, model curriculum disciplines, schedule of the educational process, educational-methodical complexes of disciplines, syllabus of disciplines and other documents that ensure the competence of educational activities in this specialty.
Educationalandmethodicalworkanddocumentationofthedepartmentarelargelydeterminedbydemandofthelabormarketandare regularly improved. For example, undergraduates, doctoral students and employers - representatives of educational organizations and educational authorities were involved in the development of the Educational Program.
From 2017/2018 academic years, an experimental program with the specialization "Management in Education" was opened (and introduced) in the magistracyon the initiative of the department.
The department develops and implements programs focused on the needs of employers, and creates mechanisms to continuously monitor changes in the labor market environment and the main consumers` requirements for the quality of education. Within the framework of the activities of the Scientific and Methodological Council, the implementation of the relationship is carried out in the scientific direction, secondary, secondary vocational and higher education.
Assessment of the quality of educational services of the department is determined by the employment of its graduates. Due to this goal, the department establishes close cooperation with employers. Representatives of employers participate in the meetings of the department and participate in the analysis of curricula and elective courses. For example, the directors of the Almaty State Pedagogical College No. 2 in Almaty (B.Ch. Duanabaeva) and the Issyk Humanitarian-Economic College (G.S. Zhoshibaeva) and gymnasiums № 132, № 8, № 12, etc participate in the meetings of the Department and the Scientific and Methodological Council.
In the course of educational and methodical work, bachelor, master and doctoral students` process is regulated in the department of various types of psychological and educational practice. Practice as a defining component of vocational training covers all areas of activity of a teacher-psychologist - diagnostic, correctional, preventive, educational, advisory and research. During the practice, the future educational psychologists realize themselves in the positions of a school psychologist, a teacher of a cycle of psychological and pedagogical disciplines in a pedagogical college and a university, and finally carry out research on topical psychological and pedagogical problems. For this purpose, contracts have been concluded with various schools, gymnasium schools, pedagogical colleges in Almaty, and the necessary methodological documentation has been developed.
The level of educational and methodical work of the department is determined by the potential of its faculty. The qualitative composition of the department consists of leading scientists, teacherss in the field of pedagogy and psychology. Among them:
The faculty of the department makes a lot of effort to improve the level of training of teachers of psychology and the provision of them with the necessary educational materials.
The active scientific and methodological council of the department carries out advisory, evaluation and advisory functions. In line with its work, a number of monographs, textbooks, manuals, teaching staff of the the department of Pedagogy and Psychology were reviewed and recommended for publication: `Health caring education in Kazakhstan` - a monograph (written by O. S.Sangilbayev) - Almaty: ROND & A Publishing House, 2016 - 188 pages; a textbook on management in education for universities in English, recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan: ‘Educational management` Textbook written by A.N.Kosherbayeva and other aut).
The Department of Pedagogy and Psychology is the flagship in the field of application of innovative learning technologies. Teachers are actively using the strategies of critical thinking technology, the method of projects, group mosaics, case studies, drawing up flow diagrams, etc. in the classroom. In order to get as close as possible to practice, some classes are held directly on the basis of schools and colleges.
The authority, validity, practical orientation and scientific character of the educational and methodical work of the department successfully contribute to the qualitative preparation of the demanded educational psychologist in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
050010, Republic of Kazakhstan
Almaty, Dostyk аve., 13