JSC KAZGUU University uses an effective method in teaching history and culture of Kazakhstan for first-year students through practical classes. Since last year the university has been implementing a project on the study of the cultural and historical heritage of Kazakhstan. As part of its implementation the first-year students have the unique opportunity to visit the monuments of architecture, history and culture of the country and get acquainted with the heritage of their ancestors, their customs and traditions in the field.
A rule of thumb states that, this method contributes to more efficient assimilation of the curriculum and the acquisition of skills by students of legal alma mater.
This year, the tours are conducted under the auspices and in the framework of the celebration of the anniversary – the 25th anniversary of Independence of Kazakhstan. The tour is aimed at involving the young generation of Kazakhstan in the cultural and historical heritage of the country. The first-year students and their tutors of more than 300 people currently continue to tour the Southern regions of the country. Participants of the tour from 29th April of this year have already visited the most remarkable historical and cultural attractions of the country.
Thus, the route passes through the towns of republican and regional importance – Almaty, Shymkent, Taraz, Turkestan (Almaty, Zhambyl and South Kazakhstan regions).
In particular, as part of a tour in Almaty region the participants visited the Shokan’s Wellspring, Singing Dunes, the royal burial mounds Besshatyr, Sharyn Canyon, the mound Issyk, Turgen Falls and the petroglyphs of Tamgaly. The second group of tourists during the trip until May 10, will be able to familiarize themselves with tourist sites of Almaty, visit Medeo, Koktobe, International South Sunkar ski-jumps and at the same time hold a meeting with students of Demirel University. The children will also visit the memorial of Fame, and in the South-Kazakhstan region – mausoleums Tekturmas, Karakhan, Aisha Bibi and Babaji Khatun. In Shymkent guys plan to see the monument devoted to the 550th anniversary of Kazakh Khanate, the mausoleum Kozha Akhmet Yassaui and other cultural and historical sites.
As Izathan Medesheva states, she is the director of KAZGUU University Museum, this project is long-term in nature and is primarily aimed at promoting the national culture and history among young people, education of patriotism among the younger generation to the eternal values of the Kazakh people, its traditions, customs and architectural monuments.
In addition, in order to consolidate obtained information during the fascinating trip students participate in short plays and theatrical performances, where they reproduce the chronology of events and the most important stages in the development of Kazakh independence as historical figures and national heroes.