Master degree program
Biology

Biology

QUALIFICATION

  • Scientific and pedagogical direction - Master of Pedagogical Sciences

MODEL OF GRADUATING STUDENT

LO 1 Use the acquired knowledge in the field of biology for setting and solving new problems of educational biology;
LO 2 Formulate the goals and objectives of scientific research, choose the appropriate methodology, independently analyze the available information, identify fundamental problems;
LO 3 Use innovative and interactive technologies, methods, tools and forms of organizing the teaching of biological disciplines in education;
LO 4 Manage the scientific research work of students and apply modern computer technologies (IT) in the collection, processing, analysis and transmission of biological information;
LO 5 Systematically present programs of planning, organization and practical implementation of educational activities for certain types of training sessions in biological disciplines in the field of education;
LO 6 Organize inclusive education in biology for children with disabilities;
LO 7 Manage the team in the field of education, select a qualified teaching staff, evaluate the quality of education;
LO 8 Perform field and laboratory biological research in solving specific problems using modern equipment, be responsible for the quality of work and the scientific reliability of the results obtained.

Program passport

Speciality Name
Biology
Speciality Code
7M01504
Faculty
Biology and Biotechnology

disciplines

Digital content in biological education
  • Number of credits - 9
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The purpose of the discipline: to form the ability to solve the problems of bioactivity based on digital content using information and communication technologies (ICT), the use of electronic resources in the educational process. Results: introduce and apply ICT in the educational process, carry out design, field and laboratory research using modern equipment, computer systems for collecting, storing, processing, analyzing information; DOT-learning technologies; search for information in global networks; PC processing of experimental results.

Foreign Language (professional)
  • Number of credits - 6
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The discipline is aimed at forming linguistic, communicative competence for communication in foreign language in professional activities according to international standards of foreign language education, building professional relations in the context of intercultural, scientific communication, expanding scientific ties, developing research activities based on the development of new information resources, technologies.

History and Philosophy of Science
  • Number of credits - 3
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The course aims to form an idea of a philosophy of science as a system of knowledge of a special type, including the problems in their rational and theoretical understanding. The issues of the ideological foundation of science, emergence, and formation are considered. Science in the Ancient World, Middle Ages, and Renaissance.

Inclusive biological education
  • Number of credits - 5
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The purpose of the course is the ability to carry out a pedagogical support of socialization and professional self-determination of master students and readiness for psychological and pedagogical support of the educational process in biology for the education of children with disabilities in the process of inclusive education. During the study of course, master students should be competent in: - to demonstrate the concept of inclusive education; - to improve practical skills in inclusive education; - to own techniques and technologies for inclusive education; - to systematize, generalize and disseminate methodological experience in inclusive education; - to apply the recommended methods and technologies that allow to solve diagnostic and correctional development tasks; -to carry out correctional and pedagogical activities in an inclusive education; - to possess skills of self-education and social and professional mobility based on knowledge about the prospects for the provision of educational services to children with disabilities; - to advise parents of children with disabilities. During the study of the discipline master students will learn following aspects: regulatory support of inclusive education; general characteristics of SES for children with disabilities; development of an individual educational route for children with disabilities in teaching biology.

Inclusive biological education
  • Number of credits - 6
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - Discipline's purpose is to form ability to provide pedagogical support for socialization and self-determination of children with health disabilities (HD) in process of inclusive education. Results: to demonstrate concepts and skills of inclusive education; methods in inclusive education; to solve diagnostic and correctional developing tasks; to possess educational services to children with HD, to advise parents of children with HD. Discipline considers legal support of inclusive education, GOSO for children with HD; development of individual educational route for children with HD.

Interdisciplinary aspects of biology teaching
  • Number of credits - 5
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The main purpose of this course: formation of master students of a holistic system understanding of the system of methodological knowledge, ways of working and creative experience, ensuring the effective implementation of the learning process for biologists, using and taking into account its interdisciplinary connections with other sciences. During the study of course, master students should be competent in: - interpret the specifics of biologists and its relationship with other natural sciences; - to classify methods of teaching biologists; - to conduct research relevant to identify the interdisciplinary aspect of biologists; - analyze the role of communication methodological, educational and constructive aspects in the teaching of biology; - solve problems in an interdisciplinary context; - integrate interdisciplinary knowledge in biology education; - evaluate and interpret the latest achievements of interdisciplinary aspects of biology. - to substantiate the role and importance of key ideological biological concepts; During the study of the discipline master students will learn following aspects :methods of implementing interdisciplinary connections in teaching biology; the importance of using interdisciplinary connections for a biology teacher; methodical aspects of the development and implementation of interdisciplinary projects in biology

Master’s dissertation preparation and defense (MDPaD)
  • Number of credits - 12
  • Type of control - Master Dissertation
  • Description - The main purpose of "The implementation of a Master Thesis": the formation of master students in preparation for the defense of the thesis for the Master in specialty (by industry). During the study of course, master student's should be competent in: 1. demonstrate the progress of solving problems arising in the course of research activities and requiring in-depth professional knowledge; 2. to argue for carrying out theoretical or experimental research within the framework of the tasks, including a mathematical (simulation) experiment; 3. can choose the necessary research methods, modify existing methods and develop new methods, based on the tasks of the specific study; 4. to use foreign languages for independent work on normative sources and scientific literature; 5. formulate the goals and objectives of the dissertation research, determine the scientific novelty and practical significance of the results of research activities; to develop a structurally methodological scheme for performing research.

Methodology and management of educational process
  • Number of credits - 6
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The purpose of the discipline: to form the ability to explore, organize, evaluate the educational process using management technologies, develop methods, technologies and teaching methods in the management of the educational process. Results: concepts of modern management in teacher education; skills in organizing research / design work, managing a team, the educational process; office work, thinking in pedagogical management.

Methodology and management of the educational process
  • Number of credits - 5
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - This course aim is the ability to create to research, organize and evaluate the educational process using management technologies, as well as to develop, implement methods, technologies and techniques of training and their use in the management of the educational process. During the study of course should be competent in: - to demonstrate the concept of modern management in education; - to interpret the features of the development and functioning of education as a social institution; - to use modern teaching methods and technologies; - to formulate the goals and objectives of pedagogical management in education in accordance with modern problems; - to use in practice the skills in organizing research and design work, in team management; - to interpret the latest achievements in the management of the educational process; - to organize the conduct of office work; - to possess the skills of professional thinking necessary for the timely definition of the goals and objectives of their professional activities in the field of pedagogical management. During the study of the discipline will learn following aspects: regulatory framework of management; modeling, analysis of development processes and the practice of implementing management in educational programs.

Organization and planning of scientific and methodical work
  • Number of credits - 5
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The course aims to build master students' abilities to use systematic theoretical and practical knowledge for the formulation and solution of research problems and to lead the educational and research activities of students in the field of biological education. During the study of course, master students should be competent in: -to interpret the trends of modern science; - to analyze promising areas of research; - to use experimental and theoretical research methods in professional activities; -to use in practice skills in the organization of research and design work; -to develop and submit a reasonable plan of scientific and methodological work; -to improve skills in the organization of scientific research, research, manifestations of pedagogical creativity; - to determine the direction of further development of the study; - to determine the most effective methods in the organization and planning of scientific and methodological work. During the study of the discipline master students will learn following aspects: teaching and research activities; skills, competence; models of the development of students' research skills in teaching biology; features of the organization and planning of scientific and methodical work; development of theoretical and practical research skills of master students.

Organization and planning of scientific research
  • Number of credits - 6
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The purpose of the discipline is: to form the ability to use theoretical and practical knowledge to set and solve research problems and to control the teaching and research activities of students in the field of biological education. The following issues are considered: educational and research activities.

Pedagogy of higher education
  • Number of credits - 5
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The purpose of the course is to form pedagogical competence and the ability to teach at universities and colleges based on knowledge of higher school didactics, theory of education and education management, analysis and self–assessment of teaching activities. Megatrends of modern higher education development, the Bologna process are considered.

Psychology
  • Number of credits - 3
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The aim of the course is to develop systemic knowledge of the fundamental concepts of management psychology, the creation of prerequisites for theoretical understanding and practical application of the most important aspects of the field of management in the process of professional development. The basic principles of management psychology, the personality in managerial interactions, the management of personal behavior, modern ideas about management by values, the psychology of managing group phenomena are considered.

The use of a virtual laboratory in biological education
  • Number of credits - 5
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The course aims at developing skills in order conducting experiments, understanding devices and the ability to independently draw conclusions from the experimental data, more deeply and fully assimilate the theoretical material for the use of virtual laboratories in teaching biology. During the study of course, master students should be competent in: - to demonstrate deep modern knowledge in the field of information and communication technologies; - to analyze the principles of implementation and application of virtual technologies in laboratory classes; -to apply the methodological framework for the design and implementation of field and laboratory biological research using modern equipment and computer systems; - to generate new ideas for the virtual laboratory; - to independently use modern computer technologies for solving research and production and technical tasks of professional activity, for collecting and analyzing biological information; -to use the capabilities of computers and software for a virtual laboratory; -to find technological solutions when using a virtual laboratory; -to carry out scientific research, evaluate and interpret the results. During the study of the discipline master students will learn following aspects:Features of the biological laboratory work in the virtual laboratory (STAR, Vi rtuLab, Algodoo, PhET, Wolfram Demonstrations Project, The ChemCollective, teachmen.ru, Late Nite Labs, ChemLab).

Data for 2019-2022 years

disciplines

Concepts of biological education
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - Purpose of discipline is to form ability to use knowledge of nature laws. Results: to know the sequence of studying biological disciplines in secondary general education, secondary vocational and higher educational institutions, the legislative base; variety of methods in study of biology including computer technology; to develop professional orientation of thinking and competence of future teacher. Discipline considers structural levels of living matter, organization, origin, life diversity, common principles of its organization etc. in educational process of biology.

Digital content in biological education
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - To form the ability to solve the standard tasks of professional activity on based on digital content using information and communication technologies for the collection and analysis of biological information and electronic resources in the educational process. During the study of course, should be competent in: - understand the principles of implementation and application of information and communication technologies in the educational process; - to implement the use of information and communication technology training in practice; - apply the methodological framework for the design and implementation of field and laboratory biological research using modern equipment and computer systems, - apply modern computer technologies in the collection, storage, processing, analysis and transfer of biological information; - use modern computer technology to solve research and production and technical problems of professional activity; - apply modern distance learning technologies in practice; - search for information in global networks using typical browsers; - possess the skills of computer processing of experimental results. During the study of the discipline, will learn following aspects: New modern multimedia didactic tools for interactive learning, Smart resources; educational projects through the interactive wall Padlet.com; accompany educational projects in the social networking space in the activities of a biology teacher.

Features of teaching nutriciology
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - To create knowledge about the basic theoretical and practical principles of the organization of rational human nutrition; to teach how to use the legislative, scientific and technical documentation regulating the activities in the field of nutrition. And evaluate indicators of food quality for the application of practical skills during storage, transportation, sale of food products During the study of course, should be competent in: - to analyze the results of research in the methodology of the science of food with the aim of their implementation and use in practice; - to analyze the nomenclature of food additives (preservatives, dyes, flavors, etc.) used in the nutrition of the population; - to interpret the methods of analysis and construction of scientific theories about food; - to monitor the state of the actual nutrition of the population; - to carry out propaganda of the principles of rational nutrition among the population; - possess methods and practical skills for the implementation of state sanitary supervision in the field of food hygiene; - to possess: the skills of search, systematization, processing of the results of the research to be implemented in the practical activity of the food science; - to assess the nutritional status (nutrition) of the population. During the study of the discipline will learn following aspects: modern aspects of nutrition; good nutrition and basic hygiene requirements for its organization; prevention of food poisoning.

Interdisciplinary aspects of biology teaching
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The purpose of the discipline: to form a holistic understanding of knowledge system, to use and take into account the interdisciplinary links of biology with other sciences. Master student is able: to conduct research with the identification of an interdisciplinary aspect; to analyze the relationship of methodological, educational, psychological aspects in teaching biology; to solve interdisciplinary problems; to integrate interdisciplinary knowledge into biology education, to evaluate and interpret it.

Methods of teaching biology for there renewed program
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The purpose of the discipline: to form a holistic systemic understanding of the new standards and curricula in teaching biology. Use approaches in teaching biology according to the updated program, create an effective grading system for the updated program. Results: know the content of the new standards and curricula in biology in high school; know the totality of subjects included in the state obligatory standard of secondary education for compulsory study; use the principles of criteria-based assessment, formative and summative assessment.

Methods of teaching human neurophysiology.
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - To develop the ability to analyze materials on training, disclosure of the specifics of the discipline and develop methodological support for teaching neurophysiology. The ability to apply the principles of structural and functional organization of the neuron; the physiological possession of the basic methods of analysis and assessment of the state of the nervous system. During the study of course, should be competent in: - to interpret the features of the most important neurophysiological concepts of leading domestic and foreign physiologists and scientific schools; - analyze and interpret the scientific literature on neurophysiology; - to evaluate modern achievements in the field of neurophysiology; - to establish the connection of neurophysiology with other areas of science; - own: theoretical knowledge of the functions of the nervous and other body systems; - demonstrate the ability and willingness to apply the knowledge gained in practice; - to evaluate the latest achievements in the field of neurophysiology and the prospects for their use in various fields of practice and medicine; - apply modern educational technologies of teaching neurophysiology. During the study of the discipline will learn following aspects: features of the study of the physiology of higher nervous activity. Conditioned reflexes. Features of human GNI (interhemispheric asymmetry, second signaling system).

Modern educational technologies in biology
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The goals of the discipline is to form the ability to apply and practically test the methodology of a biology lesson using educational technologies to ensure the initiative and independence of students, the development of their creative abilities in teaching biology. Master student is able: to analyze, demonstrate and apply analyze modern educational technologies used in the process of teaching biology in accordance with goals of educational process; apply the methodology of designing for educational technologies.

Modern problems of theoretical and practical biology
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The purpose of discipline: to form an understanding of theories underlying in base of living matter knowledge and Life, to reflect the relevant practical biology. Results: to systematize the applicability of laws of theoretical biology to living systems; to argue a holistic vision of biological phenomena and processes, their physical and chemical foundations; to justify the inevitability of evolution that allows to formulate tasks and to form a research plan; to persuade, to argue and draw conclusions, be able to prepare an independent work.

Organization of laboratory work in biophysics
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The purpose of the course is the ability to apply modern experimental methods work with biological objects to perform research field and laboratory biophysical works'. As well as the skills to work with modern equipment. During the study of course, should be competent in: - to describe the main content and stages of laboratory work in biophysics; - to describe the general characteristics of laboratory work on biophysics according to software requirements; - to organize and conduct laboratory work on biophysics; - to evaluate the latest achievements in the field of biophysics and the prospects for their use in various fields of practice and medicine; - to substantiate the applicability of physical laws to biological systems and processes; - to interpret and evaluate the results of learning in biophysics in the form of a scientific essay, presentation; -to use in practice new knowledge and skills; - to independently analyze the available information, identify fundamental problems, set the task and carry out laboratory biological studies in solving specific problems of specialization using modern equipment. During the study of the discipline, will learn following aspects: peculiarities of conducting laboratory work on the study of the kinetics and dynamics of biological processes; ionic mechanisms of cell bio potential formation; basics of membrane bioenergy; biophysics of photo biological processes; fundamentals of radiation biophysics.

Pedagogical bases of work of the teacher of biology
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - This course aims to create an ability to use knowledge of modern problems of science and education in the solution of professional tasks and communicative interaction of all participants of the educational process in the teaching of biology. During the study of course, should be competent in: - to form a positive motivation of students to study the subject; - to activate cognitive activity by attracting interesting and entertaining information, various kinds of games, active forms of learning; - to organize individual work with students in the classroom and after hours in order to eliminate gaps in knowledge; - to organize the learning process taking into account the characteristics of the student's personality; - to contribute to the creation of a situation of success for each student;to teach children to set goals; - maintain a constant interest in the activities of the student and his success; - teach children to make their own scientific discoveries; - to educate a free person who has the right to free choice. During the study of the discipline will learn following aspects:The organization of labor teacher of biology in the education system. Methodical basis for the formation of personal and metasubject results in teaching biology. Biological Olympiad of schoolchildren. Development of creative abilities of students in teaching biology.

Selected chapters of biology
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - Discipline's purpose-to form ability to use fundamental biological knowledge from different chapters of biology for setting and solving new practical problems, self-development and use of creative potential. Results: modern scientific information of chapters of biology, use chapters knowledgey to form World scientific picture, formulate the goals /objectives of independent scientific research with appropriate methodology. Discipline considers modern achievements, problems, directions of development in biochapters, theoretical/practical fundamental biological knowledge.

The history of biological education
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The purpose of the course is to form the ability to critical analysis and evaluation of modern scientific achievements, generation of new ideas in solving scientific pedagogical problems in the history of biological education. During the study of course, master students should be competent in: - - to demonstrate the main stages of development of methods of teaching biology; - analyze the ideas and goals of natural science education in different historical epochs; - describe the features of natural science education in the XX-XXI century; - to justify the influence of various factors that determine the content of natural science education in different historical epochs; - assess the contribution of scientists to the development of biological education and methodological science; - use the acquired knowledge and skills in practice; - explain the role of biological education in the formation of scientific worldview; - to have up-to-date scientific information necessary to improve the efficiency of professional activities. During the study of the discipline master students will learn following aspects:The subject and range of problems of the history of biological education. Historical stages of development of biological education. The main stages of the evolution of biological education; functions and bases of the scientific picture of the world.

The material base of teaching biology
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The purpose of the discipline: to form the ability to organize the material base: a biology room/cabinet, educational and experimental site, a corner of wildlife, necessary forcognitive interest in biology. Results: organize a biology classroom, school ecological-and-biological complex; biomuseum, school-based educational and experimental site; intensify a cognitive activity of students by observation, description, identification, classification, cultivation of biological objects, educational-and- research work; to equip the biology classroom with modern audiovisual teaching aids.

The use of a virtual laboratory in biological education
  • Type of control - [RK1+MT1+RK2+Exam] (100)
  • Description - The purpose of the discipline: to form the skills of conducting experiments, knowledge of instruments, to more deeply and fully assimilate theoretical material when using virtual laboratories in teaching biology. Results: demonstrate deep knowledge in the field of information and communication technologies; implement and apply virtual lab technologies, generate new ideas for/after the virtual lab; to find technological solutions when getting acquainted with the virtual laboratory, to carry out virtual scientific research and subsequently real.

Data for 2019-2022 years

INTERNSHIPS

Pedagogical
  • Type of control - Защита практики
  • Description - Aim оf discipline: formation of the ability to carry out educational activities in universities, to design the educational process and conduct certain types of training sessions using innovative educational technologies. During the study of course, masters should be competent in: 1. develop the taught discipline in an amount sufficient for the analytical assessment, selection and implementation of the module of the academic discipline, taking into account the level of preparedness of students, their needs, as well as the requirements of the State Educational Establishment of the Republic of Kazakhstan; 2. to develop the specifics of the organization and conduct of various types of classes in higher educational institutions (lecture, seminar, laboratory and practical); 3. apply the basic means of assessing students' academic achievements; 4. analyze the educational and methodological literature and use it to build your own presentation of program material; 5. prepare plans for seminars, practical classes, laboratory work in accordance with established methodological and methodological approaches. During the study of the discipline masters will learn following aspects: Acquaintance with the goals, objectives and content of teaching practice; drawing up of the schedule of consultations, kinds of the reporting and terms of their granting. Harmonization of the individual plan of the scientific and pedagogical practice of the undergraduate. Implementation of educational-methodical tasks coordinated with the head of practice. Visiting and analyzing the training sessions conducted by the teachers of the department. Acquaintance with the organization of scientific, methodical and educational work (plans, normative documents regulating the pedagogical process) at the faculty / at the university and the department. Development (at least 10 lessons) and conducting classes with students. Carrying out activities on the designated activities (scientific and methodological seminars, conferences, scientific circles, educational events). Preparation of an article of a scientific and methodical nature. Drawing up a report on scientific and pedagogical practice.

Research Practice
  • Type of control - Защита практики
  • Description - The purpose of the practice is to develop the ability to plan and conduct research work. The practice develops academic skills, including the preparation and conduct of research work, both individually and as part of research teams and structural units of scientific institutions. The research practice aims to collect and process large amounts of data (factual material) using modern information and communication technologies to carry out the research work. During the course of research practice students should be competent in: - plan research and development work; - to work with scientific literature independently: to annotate scientific sources, to make abstracts and reviews; - independently conduct scientific research in the field of language system and basic laws of literature development; - use modern information resources to solve research problems; - collect, process, analyze and systematize scientific information; - use innovative methods of domestic and foreign philological schools; - argumentatively present the results of scientific research; - prepare and edit scientific publications: theses, articles. During the course of research practice students will learn following aspects: Theoretical foundations of research work. Modern methods and techniques in philological research. Independent development of scientific and applied projects in the field of linguistics and literary criticism. Rule of formation of educational and methodical literature. Interpretation of the results of scientific research.

Data for 2019-2022 years