Nazarbayev University
Graduate School of Education

Graduate School of Education



Duishon Shamatov attended Municipal Research and Practice Conference “Lesson Study: Experience of Kazakhstani Schools”

On May 18th, 2018, Dr. Duishon Shamatov, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Nazarbayev University, was invited to give a key note speech at the Municipal Research and Practice conference titled  “Lesson Study: Experience of Kazakhstani Schools” organized by Center of Excellence of NIS. Center of Excellence has been implementing “Lesson Study” since 2012 in its teacher development programs as a pedagogic approach to improve teachers’ practices through reflective dialogues with peers.  The conference was attended by more than 200 teachers from Astana and representatives of the Center of Excellence branches from other cities.  Dr. Shamatov presented a talk titled “Using observation for improving teaching quality” in which he highlighted the role of lesson observation in improving teachers’ practices, and presented different models of lesson observation.  He also identified key challenges with lesson observation and offered recommendations for more effective observation. Dr. Shamatov’s talk was well received and the representatives of Center of Excellence, including NUGSE Allumna Azhar Kozhabayeva,  appreciated his contributions and discussed opportunities for further joint work and research.