EdCrunch Conference 2022

Aselle Tasmagambetova took part in the international educational conference EdCrunch Reload: "Merging Mind and Technology".

As part of the panel discussion “Doomed to Success: School’s Influence on Life Success”, Aselle Imangaliyevna shared her vision of the basic principles and tasks of a modern school, important approaches to organizing an effective and harmonious educational process, and her personal many years of experience in the educational field.

In 2017, Aselle Tasmagambetova and her husband Kenes Rakishev built and donated gymnasium No. 174 to the city of Almaty, with an area of ​​almost 12 thousand square meters, with a territory of 3 hectares. At the moment, about 4,000 children from the Nauryzbai district of the city study at the school.

In 2020, the couple opened a private school named after Shokan Valikhanov, which was recognized as the first eco-friendly school in the CIS and received a LEED certificate.

“At Shokan School, we focus on mentors. What separates a teacher from a mentor? The teacher teaches within the boundaries, and the mentor teaches to expand these boundaries, to think critically, to argue one's opinion. We have built the educational process in such a way that our children can enter the best universities in the world and are ready for healthy competition.

We want to preserve certain basic knowledge and skills, while redistributing time and workload on individual specialization, taking into account modern realities. It is important to instill in the child the habit of learning, giving him more independence and choice for this,” said Aselle Tasmagambetova.

The session was moderated by Isak Frumin, Head of the Observatory for Higher Education at the Jacobs University in Bremen, Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Academician of the International Academy of Education.

The conference was attended by 350 experts from 25 countries. Among them are the ministers of science and education of Israel, Finland, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, as well as the rectors of more than twenty leading world-class universities.


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