THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE HELD THE OLYMPIAD "I WANT TO BE AN ARCHITECT!" AT KAZGASA
February 22, 2020 at the Faculty of Architecture of KazGASA held an Olympiad for schoolchildren "I want to become an architect. The results of the Olympiad were summed up. The jury of the competition determined the first three places for the winners, with "Scholarships" grants awarded to 100%, 50%, 25% discount on payment for the first year of study. All other participants who fully coped with the tasks of the Olympiad were awarded certificates with 7% discount for 1 semester of the 1st year. Presentation of diplomas, certificates and memorable gifts took place on February 29, 2020 in the Academy's ZUS.
The Olympiad was attended by 133 secondary school students from Almaty, Almaty, Karaganda, Turkestan, Kyzylorda regions, Nur-Sultan, Taraz, Pavlodar, Aktobe, Taldykorgan, Issyk, Ust-Kamenagorsk, Semey, Kaskelen, Kyzylorda and other cities.
The winners of the Olympiad were awarded the following diplomas:
I - place 100% discount - Zhavoronkina Polina - Almaty, KSU "School № 114". For the first year of training.
II - place 50% discount - Oshan Anel - Taraz city, № 49 named after I. Altynsarin. For the first year of training.
III - place 25% discount - Naurazbayeva Dilyara - Pavlodar, № 3 gymnasium for gifted children. For the first year of training.
DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
On September 26, a meeting with representatives of Technical University of Libertz took place at the DA. Zdeněka Nemcova Zednikova, Deputy Dean of External Relations and Darya Mleinikova, employee of International Department for International Student Support, arrived in Almaty especially for conducting negotiations on cooperation between universities. Professor of the Faculty of Architecture, led by Dean, and our Czech colleagues discussed issues of modern architectural education in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Our university and TUL signed a cooperation agreement, within the framework of which it is planned to organize academic mobility of students and undergraduates, international workshops and internships for professors of both universities.
The department demonstrated design bureau of professors, classrooms and exhibition halls. After successful negotiations, doctoral students of the department showed our foreign guests the sights of Almaty.
Teacher of DA, Sulaimanova S.A.
PARTICIPATION IN THE SEMINAR "INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION
The expansion and deepening of pedagogical experience takes place endlessly. It is especially actualized in the modern period of approbation of educational approaches of various national schools. In this connection, participation of acting professor of DA Kozbagarova N.J. in seminar "International Perspectives for Professional Development in Higher Education", which was held on August 19-23, 2019 at Suleyman Demirel University became very important in the process of improving pedagogical skills.
The seminar was attended by lecturers from Birmingham University of the United Kingdom, Mr. Hassan Shikoh, and Ms. Sophia Butt, Programme Coordinator, University of C. Demirel Madina Ashirimbetova etc. Topics discussed included: correlation of learning goals and learning outcomes, reflective learning, constructive pedagogy, Harvard citation system. It was updated: development of critical thinking, social and emotional intelligence in students, self-analysis and development. It was recommended to include into the syllabuses of disciplines a regulation about violation of academic honesty, which is considered to be a crime!
Kozbagarova N.J., Acting Professor of DA
ALMATY CITY MEDIATION
From April 29 to May 1, 2019, the Department of Architecture hosted an international workshop "Urban Mediation in Almaty" with participation of Michael Oades, an architect and assistant professor at Nottingham University, UK, and Timothy Owen, an architect. Thanks to participation of teachers and volunteer students, a convenient platform for creative work of our participants was prepared.
Participants of the workshop - students of 3, 4 courses of DA and college - developed a project of landscape organization of the territory of KazGASA campus.
Students were divided into 5 thematic groups at will: some students walked and photographed areas of the territory of KazGASA; others studied Urban context - how the campus "lives" in the system of district - city; cartographers Nolly - considered localization of public facilities; there were those who created a detailed model of campus - the team of Site Modelling; and Survey group conducted both a full-scale and electronic survey of students, teachers and residents of area around the academy to find out all the pros and cons of the site. At the end of each day, all the team members' ideas and plans were presented, so that students could get recommendations and comments. The result of three days of painstaking work was presentation of 4 completely different and interesting sketch projects.
Teacher of the DA Sulaimanova S.A.