On April 30 at the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University hosted an international online conference, which was held with the United Nations Program (UNDP) in Kazakhstan, the Public Council of the Basic Organization for Environmental Education of the CIS countries, the International Sakharov Environmental Institute of Belarusian State University, Network Chair “Environmental education for sustainable development in a global world” of the UNESCO, the Institute for Strategy of Education Development of the Russian Academy of Education
More than 150 people attended the conference. These are scientists, teachers, practitioners, NGO representatives, young scientists, environmental volunteers from England (London), Slovenia (Bratislava), Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, Belarus, Tajikistan.
In conditions when our state has embarked on the path of development of a "green" economy, there is an urgent need for training personnel with a new type of thinking. One of the ways to implement the ideas of a green economy is the development of innovative universities with the environmental content of education.
Welcoming remarks to the conference were made by the Vice-Rector for Science and Innovation of L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University Merzadinova G.T. and vice-rector for socio-cultural development of the University DikhanKamzabekly. They noted that the concept of a "green university" is actively developing in the framework of the project "Ecologization of the university education system as an innovative way to modernize the spiritual consciousness of students."
This conference was devoted to the results obtained, the integration of world and domestic experience in the development of the "green" university. By project Manager, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor G.K. Dlimbetova was put forward the idea to expand the concept of the university’s ecological passport, which includes not only the greening passport of the territory, but also the mandatory environmental component of vocational education in all specialties. In this vein, many conceptual reports of such prominent foreign scientists as: Maskevich S.A., Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Director of the Director of the International Sakharov Environmental Institute of Belarusian State University, Dzyatkovskaya E.N., Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, Head of Network Chair “Environmental education for sustainable development in a global world” of the UNESCO, Professor of the Institute for Strategy of Education Development of the Russian Academy of Education; Gagarin A.V., Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) Moscow, Russian Federation; Falko V.I., Professor of the department K7-MF "Pedagogy, Psychology, History, Law and Philosophy" of the Bauman Moscow state technical University, Professor of the Bauman Moscow state technical University; Avgusmanova T.V., head of educational programs of the V.I Vernadsky Non-Governmental Environmental Fund; Moiseeva L.V., Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor of the Ural State ped University, the city of Yekaterinburg; Pristupa E.N. Professor, head of the Department of Pedagogy and psychology of family education, Moscow state pedagogical University, Moscow, Russian Federation, Bakirova K.Sh., Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor of the Abay Kazakh National Pedagogical University and others. Foreign scientists Br. Abraham Althonayan, PhD Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, Operation Management and MBA, Brunel University, United Kingdom (London); JaroslavKultan PhD, Department of Applied Informatics University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia (Bratislava, Slovakia), etc.
Speakers noted that the strategy of the “green university” centralizes the idea of environmental humanism, unites all forces and resources to ensure a decent existence, a favorable environment for each of us. A “green” university is a new “model” of a twenty-first century university, which requires effective training of creative individuals-specialists who are able to solve industry problems using innovative technologies.
The ideas of foreign and domestic scientists about the various aspects of building a “green university” in full versions can be found in the conference proceedings.
The participants were greatly interested in the practical competition held for the best environmental projects and the best models of a green university, a green campus, a green faculty, and a green audience.
The logical conclusion of the conference was a round table on the topic “Moral and Environmental Culture of a Modern Specialist”, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the humanist teacher, Professor Aida Arshabekovna Beisenbaeva, known for her scientific ideas about the spiritual and moral character of the specialist. Her scientific school from Almaty, Turkestan, Nur-Sultan and others spoke about the continuation of the professor’s ideas regarding humanization, morality, spiritual and ecological development of education.
The recommendations adopted at the conference will contribute to the search for constructive proposals that can give an additional impetus to the greening of the activities of L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University.
We thank the conference organizers - PhD students of the department of social pedagogy and self-knowledge S.Abenova, A. Sandibekova and Master student D. Akіmіsh.