Taraz State Pedagogical



Department of “Psychology and Acmeology”


At the department of “Psychology and Acmeology” students are trained in the following specialties: 5B010300 "Pedagogy and Psychology" since 1995, 5B050300 "Psychology" since 1996. Since 2011 the department is headed by Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences and an associate professor Klara Begalievna Smatova. Teaching staff of the department: 1 professor, 7 associate professors, 3 senior lecturers, 3 teachers, 2 assistants. Over the past years, 98% of teaching staff of the faculty have passed the courses of professional development in Kazakhstan and in abroad; more than 500 scientific works have been published.

The mission of the department is to support national idea “Mangilik El”, to form creative personality that corresponds to socio-economic, political requirements and capable for professional growth, to posses high scientific and creative potentials, innovative ideas and ready to be applied in practice.

Students take part in an Annual Republican Olympiads on «Psychology» and take prize-winning places. In 2005 group of students of the specialty «Psychology» won first place in Oskemen city, in 2007 and 2008 students won first and second places in Karaganda and in Aktobe cities.  In 2011-2017 the students of this specialty won the II-III places in Almaty. In 2016-2017 students took part in on-line Olympiad on psychology (Russian Federation, Kazan) and won second-third places.

Within the program of academic mobility, cooperation agreements were signed with Sofia State University named after St. Kliment Orhidski (Bulgaria), Lodz University (Poland), Zhetysu State University named after I. Zhansugurov, Kokshetau State University named after Sh. Ualikhanov, Arkalyk State University named after Y. Altynsarin,  Kostanay State Pedagogical Institute, West Kazakhstan State University named after M.Kozybayev and others. More than 15 students of EP (educational program) were trained by academic mobility. Contacts were concluded with educational institutions such as kindergartens, schools, gymnasiums, colleges, the educational center “AN-NUR-FAT”, the state institution of Zhambyl Emergency Department, military unit № 5513  of the National Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan, youth center "Zhan-Nur" and others for the professional practice of students.

We have audiences with interactive equipments, resource center named as “Psychological and pedagogical innovations”, innovative and methodical study as “Methodology of teaching psychological and pedagogical disciplines”, “General psychology” lecture room at the center of “Tanim”, “Practical psychology” training laboratory at the center of psychological service “Zhan syry” and also the office of psychological service "Relax" in order to obtain high-quality knowledge of students.

The department received the following nominations over the past three years: "Best pulpit", "Best Educational Program", "Best Flipchart-2016" (senior lecturer Makashkulova G.B.), "Best Advisor-2016" (teacher Esentaeva B.U.), and «Creative Department". In 2017 the associate professors of the department A.D. Boltaev and K.B. Smatova were awarded with breast signs "Honorary Worker of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan" for special merits in the field of education.


Head of the department

Smatova Klara Begalievna is a Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences and an associate professor. Her work experience in higher education is 26 years.  She defended a thesis on theme «Formation of students’ training skills in higher educational institutions by means of independent work» and published more than 40 scientific works.

Since 2016 she is a member of the NGO "Kazakh Psychological Society".

Since March of 2011 she is a member of the expert commission of the National Accreditation Centre of Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the ranking of higher education institutions.

She has completed training on advanced training courses named as NCTS program "Orleu" (Almaty, 2014), and received certificates at International and Republican seminars such as “Psychological features of the value sphere of the titular ethnic group of Kazakhstan” in 2016; "Methodology and methods of psycho-pedagogical research" in 2017 (author's seminar of MPGU professor, doctor of pedagogical sciences Yu. A. Dmitrieva) and "Deontological readiness of creative teacher» (master class of Professor Kertaeva B. N.) in 2017.

In 2017 she was awarded with breast sign "Honorary Worker of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan" for special merits in the field of education.

Contacts: + 7 701 328 62 26

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