Aga Khan Humanities Project trains 135 instructors in Central Asia
Bishkek, July 4 / Kabar /. From January to June 2012, the Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP) of the University of Central Asia (UCA) conducted six faculty development workshops for instructors and administrators from partner universities in Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan, says in a newsletter of the University of Central Asia.
AKHP Faculty Development workshops are facilitated by skilled teams of trainers from the region who introduce AKHP’s multi-disciplinary curricula and innovative pedagogy, with the aim of developing pluralism of ideas through multi-disciplinary approaches and participatory learning. On successfully completing training, participants receive teaching certificates.
In the first half of 2012, 135 new instructors were qualified to join the growing network of Central Asian instructors using AKHP materials and pedagogy in their classes at universities around the region.
In Kyrgyzstan two workshops were organised on AKHP courses Introduction to Humanities and Individual and Society by Cholpon Kurmanbaeva, AKHP FDP Coordinator-Kyrgyz Republic, and facilitated by Alla Kuvatova (Russian-Tajik Slavonic University), Khadicha Shambetalieva (KRSU), Sanjarbek Tajimatov (Kyrgyz National University) and Venera Sabirova (Osh State University).
In January, 25 participants from Naryn State University, Issyl-Kul State University, Talas State University, Batken State University, Kazyl-Kiya State Pedagogic Institute, Kyzyl-Kiya Institute of Management and Economics and Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University (KRSU) came together at KRSU in Bishkek. In April, another 25 instructors received training at the Russian Social University in Osh. All participants received teaching certificates.
“This seminar was excellent, due to the calibre of participants who were highly motivated, intelligent and ready to implement the interactive methods and unusual content of the textbooks,” said participant Ravshan Akbarov.