On June 15, the Summer School was opened.
From June 16 to June 25, 2020, the Summer School “Green Technologies” was held, organized jointly by the departments “Biotechnology” (moderated by B. Zh. Mutaliyeva) and “Ecology” (moderated by Zh. Shingisbaeva, chief of the “Ecology” department), in the preparation of the program of which was contributed by the participants of the EduEnvi project from partner universities: Aigul Kurmanbayeva (Sh.Ualikhanov KokSU), E. Pinigina, O. Prituzhalova, I. Akhmedova and L. Sulkarnayeva (TSU), S. Polbitsyn (UrFU), and S Bolado, P. Garcia (Valladolid University), A. Saparbekova (SKSU). During the Summer school lectures were given by representatives of EduEnvi project, lecturers from various universities from Kazakhstan, Russia, Spain, Norwey, Uzbekistan, Belgium.
On June 15, the Summer School was opened.
Second day June 16, 2020: students were able to listen A.S. Kurmanbayeva, a lecturer from the Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University, with an interactive lecture: Introduction to environmental risks. After the lecture, a seminar was organized, in which in which the trainees and the teacher took an active part.
After the completion of the seminar and a 5-minute break, the students met in an online class of lecturers from Tyumen State University – I.D. Akhmedova, and L.D. Sulkarnaнeva on the topics: “Environmental, social and economic risks in the disposal of waste”, and “Software to support risk assessment procedures”, which were held in an interactive form, the students received instructions on how they can view the material and tasks on the GoogleClassroom platform, which contains lectures, videos and assignments for the listeners.
It should be noted that for dissemination purposes the teachers used the materials of the courses developed within the framework of the EduEnvi project «585761-EPP-1-2017-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP Enhancing Competences of Sustainable Waste Management in Russian and Kazakh HEIs / EduEnvi, for example, representatives from partner universities – Kurmanbayeva A.S. (Sh.Ualikhanov KokSU), I.D. Akhmedova, and L.D. Sulkarnaeva, O. Prituzhalova, E. Pinigina (Tyumen State University), Saparbekova A.A. (M. Auezov SKSU).
In addition, the project participants from the University of Valladolid, Silvia Bolado and Pedro Garcia, and Ural Federal University named after the First President of Russia B. N. Yeltsinб S.N. Polbitsyn held master classes with listeners.
Third day, June 17, 2020: O.A. Prituzhalova, Tyumen State University, conducted a master class with the listeners, using materials developed within the EduEnvi project, with case studies, video lectures, and also a discussion on the topics “Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Design”, “Life cycle assessment principles”.
On June 18, 2020, there was a continuation of the Summer School for listeners, at which such outstanding scientists as M.K. Zhekeyev conducted their lectures. (M. Auezov SKSU), Harsha Ratnavira, Maletskiy Z.V. from the Norwegian University of Natural Sciences in Oslo with an interactive lecture on the topic: “Trends and Drivers, Challenges and Opportunities in Water and Waste Water treatment”.
June 19, 2020: the lecture of Doctor of Economics, Professor S.N. Polbitsyn from the Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, UrFU, Russia (partner university of the EduEnvi project), who gave a lecture on the topic: Digital innovation, to which he also invited 18 of foreign Master degree students, who took an active part along with the other participants on the prospects of digital technology, as well as such an interesting topic, which affects the minds of many people: what chips are, how they work, and what opportunities new technologies provide.
June 22, 2020: as always, the listeners took their places and began to listen with interest to the lecture given by E.P. Pinigina from Tyumen State University, Russia (partner university in the EduEnvi project), also related to sustainable waste management, after which the students were engaged in practical work, which they also passed to the teacher on the GoogleClassroom platform.
June 23, 2020: an interactive lecture given by Dr. Niyazov L. from Bukhara Technical University on the topic “Obtaining water repellents based on local raw materials to protect building materials from moisture and salinity” was very interesting and exciting. After the lecture, students were given a case study, according to which the students gave their vision of solving problems, showed a creative approach and logical thinking.
June 24, 2020: it is worth noting the lectures of professors from the University of Valladolid (partner university of the EduEnvi project) Silvia Bolado and Pedro Garcia with a demonstration lesson and the application of the case study method on the topic: Recovery of organic matter and nutrients from slaughterhouse wastewater, as well as a lecturer from M. Auezov SKSU, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor of the “Biotechnology” Department Saparbekova A.A., who gave a lecture on the topic: Environmental biotechnology as a part of Green technology, using materials developed under EduEnvi project.
June 25, 2020: And finally, the penultimate day of the Summer School, which was also interestingly held with the participation of Darkul Tiyessova, IGSCE and A-level Chemistry tearcher of the Azerbaijan British College, Baku, and Professor Nagima Dzhakipbekova and Associate Professor Gani Iztleuov from M.Auezov SKSU.
On June 26, 2020, an exam was held, as a result of which the listeners were given certificates, and some were given transcripts.
May 26, 2020, EduEnvi project participants Mutaliyeva B.Zh., Olga Sergienko from St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO), St. Petersburg, Russia, Sisko Mullinen from the School of Professional Teacher Education Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland, took part in an extraordinary meeting of the educational and methodological association – the project management group (EMA-PMG) in the direction of staff training with higher and postgraduate education at the M. Auezov SKSU on the topic: Global challenges and new trends in higher education in post-Covid-19 conditions / pandemic.
Dr. Sisko Mullinen made a presentation: Finnish Higher Edducation Online: Learning and Warnings (Notes, Recommendations), in which she shared their experience on how to conduct online socialization before introducing content, the benefits of blended learning, that that works best, about necessity to plan activities more than materials, make the instructions extra clear, and what to do to avoid mistakes.
Olga Sergienko shared their experience and peculiarities of the transition to distance learning at ITMO University before and during the pandemic.
Thus, the participants of the EduEnvi project took an active part in the webinar, and the opportunity to disseminate ideas and results of the project, as well as to increase the impact of the project at the international and institutional levels.
The webinar of the project EduEnvi was organized at 31st of March 2020. 86 people were registered for the webinar and 50 people took part. Teachers, students, representatives of enterprises, as well as stakeholders from Kazakhstan, Russia, Spain, Denmark, Finland and Greece participated in the webinar.
The webinar demonstrated the results of piloting courses uploaded to the platforms of Al-Farabi KazNU and the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, and the participants shared by concrete examples from practice.
In the developed courses were used the knowledge and skills necessary to create courses for online learning, which were acquired during training at workshops that took place at the University of Applied Sciences Tampere, Finland, on the use of innovative technologies such as Socrative, Aswergarden, padlet, prezi, screecast matic, google my maps, zoom, etc .; at the University of Applied sciences in Lillebaelt, Denmark, the purpose of which was the use of problem learning methods aimed at the development of scientific thinking, and at cooperation between the university and the industry; as well as at the University of Valladolid, whose goal was to explore the latest best practices in sustainable waste management.
Thus, the teachers took part in the development of online courses, which were successfully completed and piloted during the end of 2019, and the beginning of 2020, and the results of which were presented at the webinar.
On May 14, 2020, a webinar was held at M. Auezov SKSU entitled “Experience of European Universities in the Implementation of Erasmus + Structural Projects: Global Challenges and Modern Trends”, organized by project EEIHSR– Economics, Ecology and Infrastructure at High-Speed Railways in collaboration with the EduEnvi- Enhancing Competences of Sustainable Waste Management in Russian and Kazakh HEIs project. The main aim of webinar was translation of best practices of European partner universities in the framework of Erasmus projects +, moderated by Aigul Iskakova, vice-rector for strategic development and internationalization of M. Auezov South Kazakhstan State University. . Presentations were made by Ella Kallio, EduEnvi project Coordinator from Tampere university of Applied sciences, Finland; Sergey Polbytsyn, EduEnvi project manager from Ural Federal University named after the First President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, UrFU, Russia; Elena Queck, research assistant of the Department for Railway Signalling and Transport Safety Technology, TU Dresden (Germany), Project manager EEIHSR – Economics, Ecology and Infrastructure at High-Speed Railways. Shaizada Tasbulatova, Director of National Erasmus+ Office in Kazakhstan National Office also took part in the webinar. An interactive discussion with the audience followed the presentations of the speakers.
On April 23, 2020, within the framework of the International Scientific- Practical Conference “Auezov Readings – 18: Spiritual Heritage of the Great Abai”, devoted to the 175h anniversary of Abai Kunanbayev, the international webinar on section 10 “The contribution of the Erasmus + Program to Improving the competitiveness of universities and their integration into the world scientific space” was held. The webinar was attended by 40 people from universities in different countries, such as Finland, Spain, Denmark, Russia, Kazakhstan. The moderator of the webinar organized by the participants of the project «585761-EPP-1-2017-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP Enhancing Competences of Sustainable Waste Management in Russian and Kazakh HEIs / EduEnvi on the basis of M. Auezov SKSU, was Botagoz Mutaliyeva, candidate of chemical sciences, Associate Professor of the “Biotechnology” department. The purpose of the webinar was not only to disseminate the results of the project, but also to exchange experience in the field of education and science, to reveal the pressing problems of the modern world.
Ella Kallio presented a report prepared jointly with colleagues from the Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland, and KazNU named after Al-Farabi, Kazakhstan, where she shared the results of piloting the project courses, with the developing online pedagogy in the field of sustainable waste management in Kazakh and Russsian HEIs.
The results of the course development within the framework of the project were made by Almira Saparbekova, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the “Biotechnology” department, and Aigul Kurmanbaeva, Associate Professor of Sh. Ualikhanov KokSU, who shared the results of a sociological survey conducted with respondents regarding the sorting of municipal solid waste in the Kokshetau city, as well as the need to improve environmental literacy of the population.
Scientists from the University of Applied Sciences in Odense, Denmark, Elizabeth Agerbek and Ellen Houmoller made a presentation on the importance of professional training of the future teachers for innovative activities in the field of education, making young adult students aware of their potential and encourage and motivate them to develop their competencies is a challenge for both teachers and the learners themselves.
Silvia Bolado and Pedro Garcia from the University of Valladolid, Spain, shared with the results of their scientific research in the field of biotechnology, namely, with study of the effect of pretreatments and enzymatic hydrolysis on cell wall of microalgae grown in piggery wastewater treatment plants to optimize downstream processing.
Colleagues from Russia, from the “ITMO national research University, St. Petersburg, Russia, such as Sergeeva I., Kovalenko B., Orlova O., Dinkelaker N. made a number of reports, such as the disclosure and solution of a number of problems of distance and online learning, which cause a need in connection with the relevance of the modern world, researches of entrepreneurship in the digital economy, study of the protective function of aquatic vegetation communities of the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea with regard to the conservation of the quality of abiotic components of local coastal ecosystems, as well as investigation of heaby metals content in wild berries and mushrooms at various distances from industrial facilities.
Themes of reports of Professor Sergei Polbitsyn from Ural Federal University named after the First President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin, UrFU, Russia, as well as Dmitry Rudenko from Tyumen State University, Russia, were associated with the problems and opportunities of science and education, with institutional aspects in the study of municipal waste management in educational programs. Perizat Parmankulova from M. Auezov SKSU drew the attention of the audience to the creation of an inclusive environment for distance learning for people with disabilities, and that the courses of the EduEnvi project can be applied to such people.
An interesting report was made by teachers from Shymkent Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Chemistry and Biology, Shymkent, Kazakhstan, Assylzhan Zhunuskhojayev, who spoke about the Microsoft Teams platform is an effective for organizing distance and online learning in educational institutions, and Mira Beisenova, who highlighted the topic related to the development of students critical thinking by use of STEAM training elements at project works creation.
Thus, many issues were discussed at the webinar, especially in light of the application of innovative technologies in the field of education, science, etc.
Webinar titled “Formation of IT competence of students in the field of natural sciences”, carried out within the framework of the Republican forum “Digital education: features and development process” was held on November 13, 2019, organized between Arkalyk state pedagogical Institute named after I. Altynsarin, M. Auezov South Kazakhstan State University, al-Farabi Kazakh national University, Abay Kazakh national pedagogical University, South Kazakhstan State Pedagogical University, Taraz State Pedagogical University, Dosmukhamedov Atyrau State University.
M. Auezov SKSU as a country coordinator of the Project 585761-EPP-1-2017-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP “Enhancing Competence in Sustainable Waste Management in Universities of Russia and Kazakhstan / EduEnvi” took an active part in a webinar with the involvement for participation of project partner universities, at which the project coordinator from M. Auezov SKSU, Candidate of Chemical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of “Biotechnology” Botagoz Mutaliyeva represented results of the project with a report titled “Development of online courses in Sustainable Waste Management in Universities of Russia and Kazakhstan in the framework of the EduEnvi project ”. Information about readiness of the courses for the start of piloting, which will take place in the end of November and that finished by analysis in early January 2020 have been presented. In addition, a video about the project was shown. The participants in the webinar took an active part in the discussion, so questions were asked about the introduction of courses in the educational process. Developed courses is now under piloting process, and it is planned to be introdused into existing Master degree programs after the complete readiness for use in the next educational year.
On October 14, 2019 at the M. Auezov South-Kazakhstan State university, Center of Bologna process and Academic Mobility with active participation of EduEnvi project was organized a round table on the topic “Good experience and opportunity of Erasmus+program” . M. Auezov SKSU is an active participant of various programs of Erasmus+:International credit mobility of students and teaching staff, realization of projects. Representatives of EduEnvi project Mutaliyeva Botagoz and Madybekova Galiya discussed with student about EduEnvi project aim, objectives, and courses.
On April 26, 2019, the II International Forum of Innovative Teachers “Modern Education: Challenges, Trends and Strategies” was completed their work at M.Auezov South Kazakhstan State University.
The Forum covered all the links of the educational institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan: school-college-HEI, as the Forum proved to be recognized as a permanent discussion platform for discussing topical issues of education development and mutual transfer of the best teaching experience in the education area.
The Chairman of the Committee for Control in the Field of Education and Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan T.I. Eshankulov and the foreign deputy director of the Nazarbayev Intellectual School (South Africa) Jennifer MacKenzie made welcoming addresses.
Within the Forum framework as part of the Erasmus + Program a webinar was held with the participation of teachers from Finland – University of Applied Sciences of Tampere, Tampere city, Denmark ; University of Applied Knowledge, Odense city; Spain – Valladolid University, Valladolid; Russia – St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics; B.N. Yeltsin (the First President of Russia) Ural Federal University and Kazakhstan – Sh.Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University; Al-Farabi Kazakh National university, E.A. Buketov Karaganda State University, and Belgium – Modern Education and also Research Institute in Brussels, People’s Republic of China – Confucius Institute in Xinjiang.
The 3rd workshop on intensive teacher training and curriculum planning was held at the University of Valladolid, Spain, from 14 to 18 May 2019, according to WP 4.1.2, in which all the partner universities participated. During the workshop, modules 4, 5, 6 and 7 were reviewed, master classes on assessment for training and assessment methods, as well as the application of new pedagogical methodologies in the courses being developed were held.