New educational standards to be introduced for first-graders
New approaches in education were approved in 30 schools of Kazakhstan. Nazarbayev Intellectual School summed up the results of the pilot project to update the content of secondary school. It was attended by more than 3,500 first-graders and, 145 teachers and 300 teachers of disciplines. As a result, the students of these schools have shown improved results not only in knowledge, but also in the ability to apply them in practice. According to the Department, new approaches include the involvement of the child in the educational process through games and study. New standards will be introduced in all schools in the country this year. The schedule of first-graders will have new disciplines such as artistic work and science. Main subjects will be taught in an updated form and with new textbooks.
Zhanar ABDILDINA, DIRECTOR OF CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, NAZARBAYEV INTELLECTUAL SCHOOLS:
The main result of the monitoring is the interest of children to learn and to their parents. Parents told that children went to school with great interest and motivation. There was no fatigue. These approaches showed the implementation of this program and, children loved to work in groups and in pairs. They loved to discuss. They liked to study in game form, which gave proper results.