A new project «Action research» started in Intellectual School in Pavlodar

On the 28th of February, 2014 in Nazarbayev Intellectual School of chemistry and biology in Pavlodar, Rose McLellan, a Dr. of the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge (Cambridge), met with a pilot group of teachers who are involved in the project of «Action research». The main objective of the project is to solve the practical problems of teaching so as to improve the participants’ practice.


Since the project was launched at the school only recently, it was a relevant and timely meeting. The workshop covered issues of the initial phase of the research, such as question formulation, the choice of tools to determine the effectiveness of the methods, and the development plan.

Ms. Rose explained the scheme of action research and answered all of the questions the focus- groups asked.

Thanks to constructive conversation, teachers clarified their vision of future research.

Rose McLellan explained that is necessary at the beginning of each study to scrutinize how deep the problem has been studied in teaching science. She also cautioned teachers against specific mistake they all make. She advised them to corroborate the theory of their research with their practical research results. In her opinion, the most important goal of this work is to develop the skill of constant reflection of your own practice and its results.  She said it was also important to gain success in meeting the targets of teaching and the goals of students in their learning process.

All teachers of the pilot group were unanimous in their opinion that «Action research» is a necessary part of work for every creative teacher.  This meeting with Rose gave teachers confidence to start the action research.

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The Wikipedia week in Shymkent city NIS

The Wikipedia week, held from 17th to 22nd of February, was remarkable for its various events. The purpose of this project was a propaganda of the club’s commitment and involving all students in its development.

The opening ceremony was on the 17th of February where students got to know with different contests to participate. They had opportunity to reveal their creative abilities in such contests as “The best article”, “The best media file”, where students showed their skills in writing articles of different styles and choosing the material. The young artists struck by their skills of painting and graphically transmitting the idea of project onto the paper, participating in the contest “The best post” and “The best logo of the club”.

Taking part in the contest “Shanyrak that created the greater amount of articles”, students were engaged in a teamwork, where the number of articles on different themes was taken into account. During the closing ceremony of the week, the audience enjoyed songs, poems and sketches prepared by students.

The winners were announced as following: The Khacknazarkhan Shanyrak created the most amount of articles”, Tolykbek G., the student of 11 “B”, was awarded for “the best “Wikipedia” logo”, Zhunysova B., the student of 9 B, as the most ambitious participant, Tolbasy A., the student of 8 “D”, for the best article, the Abylairkhan Shanyrak as the best “Wikipedia” post maker and Okimbek S., the student of 9 “C”, for the best media file. Moreover, every participants was awarded with certificates and souvenirs. Their active engagement in this tremendous undertaking has become the best example of the awareness, solemnity and best writing skills that the students of our School have.

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