Department of Psychology and Acmeology
The Department of «Psychology» was included in the structure of Zhambyl University since 1996 and was headed by Boltaev A.D., Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, associate Professor.
In 1997, for the first time the Department has begun admittance of students on the specialty «Psychology». In 1999-2001 the Department was headed by Smailuly S.S., Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor. In 2001-2004 Taszhurekova Zh. T., Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, associate Professor, in 2004-2006 Ospanbayeva M.P., Candidate of Psychological Sciences, associate Professor, in 2007-2011, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Boleyev T.K. headed this department.
Since 2012 the Department was renamed as a Department of «Psychology and Acmeology».
Teaching staff of the Department: 1 Professor, 6 associate Professors, 6 senior lecturers, 6 teachers (including 1 Masters in education and 8 Masters in Psychology).
Staff of the Department trains students in the specialities 5В010300-Pedagogics and psychology, 5В050300-Psychology. Teachers of the Department, bringing up the young generation, form their abilities, skills and experience of application of psychological and pedagogical knowledge.
Students take part in the annual Republican Olympiads on «Psychology» and take prize-winning places. In 2005 in Ust-Kamenogorsk city the team of students of the speciality «Psychology» won the first place, in 2007 and 2008 in Karaganda and Aktobe cities teams won the first and second places. In 2011 and 2012 in Almaty city the students of this speciality won the II-III places.
Since 2011, the department is headed by Smatova Klara Begalievna, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, associate Professor.
The students of the speciality «Psychology», «Pedagogy and psychology» took an active part in the scientific project «Zhas Talap», in the Republican contest, scientific circles «Insight» and «Relax».
On November 24-25, 2011 was held a meeting with foreign scientists, Professor Francois Brossars (France ), Professor Knud Larsen ( USA ), Professor Boyko Granchevski (Bulgaria, Sofia ) - participants of the International Forum «Development of teacher professionalism in modern education»
During the second term of the 2011-2012 academic year for the implementation of the academic mobility of the students of the specialty «Pedagogy and Psychology» of Zhetysu State University named after I. Zhansugurov Mussanova А. and Auezkhanova M. were trained in ТаrSPI. And the students ТаrSPI of specialty «Pedagogy and psychology» Ibragimova A., Каnapiya А. were trained in North Kazakhstan University named after М.Коzybayev.
On December 1, 2011 at the Department of Psychology and acmeology was inaugurated the «Таnym» center named after S. Smailuly, Academician of the Academy of Natural Sciences, honored worker of education of the RK . It was founded for promoting the psychological ideas and directions.
Smatova Klara Begalievna, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, associate Professor.
Since October 2011, she is a head of the Department of «Psychology and acmeology».
Work experience in higher education is 21 years. She defended a thesis on the problem of «Formation of training skills of students of higher educational institutions by means of independent work», published more than 40 scientific works. Since 2006, Smatova Klara is a member of the Kazakh Association of Psychologists in Taraz city.
Since March 2011, she is a member of the expert Commission of the National accreditation centre on the ranking of higher education institutions of Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She improved qualification and received certificates of the National seminars on the issues of Self-knowledge (2003-2007, Almaty, Shymkent), Practical psychology (2003-2011). The teachers of the new formation (2008-2009). The main principles of the Bologna process, Applied psychology (2010-2012).