Updated training program introduced in local schools
The new education program is being tested in the Mangystau region. The system doesn't involve teachers' eveluation, the students analyze their works themselves. Currently, 1st grade pupils in Aktau and the Bautino village are studying according to this program.
These schools are now in the list of 30 schools with the innovative education system of renewed content.
Gulmira UTEGENOVA, EDUCATOR, SPECIALIZED PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL SCHOOL:
The special feature of the system is that students long to achieve new things and study independently, he or she does the exercisez and annalyzes the whole process. We organize Welcome Days for parents. We make an appointmnet with the parents, they attend the lessons and see their children studying, see the disadvanages and the difference of such education or what can be done to improve it.
This is how the evaluation stage goes on in the first grades of pilot schools. A teacher draws up criteria for achieving the lesson's main goal and students achieve it doing exercises during the lesson. Another specialty is the integration of the subjects. For instance, Math can be integrated with PE and Art can be integrated with a foreign language. Moreover, the trilingual education policy was introduced in pilot classes – studying in Kazakh, Russian and English.
Rinat ZHUMABAYEV, DEPUTY DIRECTOR ON EXPERIMENTAL WORK, NAZARBAYEV INTELLECTUAL SCHOOL OF AKTAU:
The role of the NIS during the testing is to provide a methodological assistance for teachers of these pilot schools. An integrated educational program has been developed by Kazakh teachers together with the NIS strategic partners – the University of Cambridge, the SITO Institute from the Netherlands. The Hammk University from Finland, and many others. This is a new program. It passed the examination within the NIS.