Greetings from Norway
Hello, my beloved IUCA! Am writing to you from Oslo, Norway. First, I would like to thank my parents, who urged to enter the International University of Central Asia. IUCA not only gave me knowledge, but also provided an excellent opportunity to get an education in Europe.
Norway is a beautiful country. It is the coexistence of a modern and a natural world. I can talk endlessly about the architecture and the naturural beauty of this country. Despite the fact that Oslo is not a big city, I can call it multinational. People come from all over the world in search of adventure, education and work. I have found a lot of friends here, and learned about the culture and traditions of different nationalities. Every weekend we visit historic and modern museums and do interesting things. I am not bored at all, because I study with the wonderful and clever Professor Harald Borgebund. Within a short time at NLA University College, I have already learned a great deal. We study about The Welfare State, Justice, Democracy and Multiculturalism and Democracy in the Age of Globalisation. Overall, it is very interesting and informative.
Thank you very much my beloved IUCA for this great opportunity. Thank you "Eurasia" project. I thank Siri Elisabeth Haug, Raushan and Zalina Satylganovna very much very much, for they helped me throughout the process. Also, want to say thank you to my instructors Jyldyz Chynarbekovna, Aydar Muratovich, Natalia Pavlovna, Sayera Abdulazhanovna, Alexander Alexandrovich, Christina Donnelly, Azamat Bagdatovich, Alena Evgenievna. and Salima Bayasovna for their invaluable knowledge, advice and for their support. Hello to all of my friends at IUCA and of course my favorite group, Law 111. IUCA, you are the best! See you in the fall semester!
Ferangis Toktieva, Law
Karl Popper Debates for schoolchildren
The IUCA Senate, in cooperation with IUCA’s International Affairs Office, organized a training entitled “Karl Popper Debates” for tenth- and eleventh-graders from Tokmok schools. This event took place in the framework of the Eurasia Project and was the first of a series of trainings. Its main goal is to prepare schoolchildren for the IUCA debate contest to be held on March 1, 2014. This contest will be devoted to issues of gender inequality.
IUCA thanks the following students for their active participation in the project:
Announcing the debate contest
- are skilled in literate argumentation;
- are interested in the problems of gender inequality;
- dream to make a brilliant display of eloquence
then IUCA invites you to take part in the Debate Contest on the Issues of Gender Inequality among pupils of the tenth- and eleventh-grades which will be conducted on March 1, 2014. The contest is held with the support of our partner University - NLA University College (Norway) within the framework of the Eurasia Project. The best teams will be awarded cash prizes:
I place - 6000 soms
II place - 4000 soms
III place - 3000 soms
The goal of the project:
To promote pupils’ interest in social problems and the ways to resolve them, and to develop their critical thinking skills.
The contest topics:
1. This House believes that the main role of women is caring for the family;
2. This House believes that it is necessary to develop alternative notions of masculinity;
3. This House believes that women have no place in politics;
4. This House believes that the rights of men are infringed in Kyrgyzstan;
5. This House believes that Kyrgyzstan should not adopt Western principles of feminism.
Judges and the first three registered teams from Bishkek will be given free transportation to IUCA. Lunch and coffee-break are paid for by the University!
Contact us by phone number: (0557) 221 228
International Affairs Office
International University of Central Asia
141 A Komsomolskaya str., Tokmok, 724915
Tel.: + 996(3138)62991
Name of the team
Full name of the participants
IUCA students visited a boarding school in Tokmok
IUCA students’ meetings with the pupils of the Tokmok boarding school have become a tradition. They are held with the support of the University Administration.
On November 17, 2014, a meeting to make the acquaintance of the pupils and to give them material help took place. Student volunteers made every effort to organize the collection of clothes, toys and stationery, and called upon to join all partials (not indifferent) to the problems of children in difficult situationsThis part doesn’t make sense – let’s talk about it. A second meeting was held on December 21, on New Year's Eve 31??. This time, children with smiles on their faces were waiting for our visitors from IUCA and they even remembered the students’ names. Students noted that it was a very pleasant kind of attention, but at the same time, they were sad about the fact that they could do so little for them. Students exchanged phone numbers with the kids, and now they can communicate with them constantly. After all, it is important for children to know that they are loved and remembered, and our students not only hear about it, but in fact learn to be compassionate, to do good for children who are deprived of parental warmth.
“Interactive technologies in the educational process of the university"
A seminar entitled “Interactive technologies in the educational process of the university" was held on January 18, 2014. IUCA teachers met to generalize and systematize the experience of using interactive teaching methods to train Bachelor’s students. This meeting stressed the participants’ sharing of their experiences, their openness and goodwill. After all, everyone knows that the quality of teaching of any discipline depends not only on the basic training of the teacher, but also on his desire to constantly improve his professionalism.
The seminar started with a presentation of reflections on interactive teaching methods and their role in the professional training of specialists at the Bachelor’s level. The seminar leaders emphasized that interactive methods provide the conditions for students’ personal fulfillment in learning, and their use leads to cooperation between teacher and student and a dialogue between them. In the second part of the workshop, participants were divided into small groups where they were asked to work out a lesson covering a subject that they had read about, using interactive technologies. In the third part of the seminar, these lesson plans were presented. When the participants used a tool for conducting classes online, the conclusion was clear: the use of interactive methods in teaching increases the effectiveness of training.
It was a very useful workshop. Especially pleasing was the fact that it was organized on the principle of “Better see once than hear about it ten times". The participants had the opportunity to feel the benefits of interactive methods and see the increase in students’ interest and activity with their help in the learning process and the formation of independent research skills.
The participants came to understand that the introduction of interactive methods is overdue. Abundance of information we have today means that a teacher should not and cannot just present new knowledge to students, but they should promote the formation and development of students' skills for independent work and constant self-education.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! May the new year bring many good things.
We wish you health, happiness, success in your creative work, peace and prosperity.
Let the New Year be full of new ideas and achievements, happy meetings and pleasant events.