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II International Scientific Conference 'Education: Issues and Prospects, Values and Innovations
On April 29, 2023, the International University in Central Asia successfully hosted the II International Scientific Conference 'Education: Issues and Prospects, Values and Innovations.' The conference brought together experts and scholars in the field of education, as well as practicing educators. The event took place in a hybrid format, combining both in-person and remote participation

Opening the conference and welcoming the participants, Vice-President of the International University in Central Asia, Essentur Tabyldiyevich Ivagov, emphasized the immense significance of the work that teachers and educators do every day, shaping and nurturing future generations. The university's vice-president drew attention to the fact that teaching is not just a job; it is a calling. Although working in the field of education can be challenging, it is also incredibly rewarding. Teachers change lives, inspire students, and provide them with the opportunity to fully realize their potential.

The welcoming remarks to the participants and guests of the conference were also delivered by Professor Raisa Djoldoshevna Abdrahmanova, the chairperson of the research committee at the International University in Central Asia, and Roman Viktorovich Valvakov, the dean of the Institute of Humanities at the International University in Central Asia.

During the plenary session of the conference, renowned speakers shared their perspectives on various topics related to education. The first speaker was Dennis Bricault, Ph.D., from North Park University in Chicago, USA. In his presentation titled 'Online Teaching in a Post-Pandemic World,' Professor Bricault discussed important aspects of online learning, including institutional and technical aspects, managing discussion rooms, tracking attendance and participation, using discussion boards, and conducting exams. The presentation also highlighted the importance of netiquette and providing feedback to students.

The second speaker was Dr. Nadezhda Vladimirovna Pisar from the Baltic Federal University named after Immanuel Kant in Kaliningrad. She spoke about new formats of conducting classes, such as speed dating, petcha-kucha, and educational hackathons. Dr. Pisar shared her experience of using these formats with linguistics students from China who had a basic proficiency in the Russian language. The presentation identified the peculiarities of using these formats in teaching Russian as a foreign language and assessed the effectiveness of educational material created using the ChatGPT neural network.

The third speaker, Dr. Lance Tillmann, a philosopher and professor with many years of experience in Kyrgyzstan's universities, presented his research on 'Characteristics of Successful Students.' Dr. Tillmann shared his views on the key qualities possessed by successful students and how these qualities can be cultivated and developed within the education system. His presentation covered various topics and included ideas and advice for personal and professional growth.

The concluding presentation of the plenary session on 'The Huns - Ancient Ancestors of the Kyrgyz' was delivered by Amanmeldy Abdyzhaparovich Bekbalaev, Ph.D., a professor from the B.N. Yeltsin Kyrgyz State University. He presented evidence and arguments in support of his theory and discussed the significance of this theory for the history and uniqueness of the Kyrgyz people. Professor Bekbalaev shared his opinion on the importance of understanding the history and culture of Kyrgyzstan and how it can impact education and learning.

Following the plenary session, the conference continued with sectional meetings. Presentations were delivered by participants from Spain, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Belarus.

Overall, the conference was highly successful, providing researchers, experts, and practicing educators with a platform to share their research and perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing education today. The International University in Central Asia looks forward to future events that will contribute to further development in the field of education.



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