Lectures by Olga Pavlova, a visiting professor at Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

The Center for Humane Pedagogy of “Bolashaq” Academy with the support of the university administration from 06 to 10 November 2019 organized a lecture by Olga Pavlova, Professor of Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences.

Olga Pavlova is an associate professor at HAC and works at the Department of Social Psychology, Department of Ethnopsychology and Psychological Problems of Multicultural Education. She is the Chairman of the Board of the Association of Psychological Assistance to Muslims, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of “Minbar. Islamic Studies” magazine.

The lecturer planned to give lectures in the following disciplines:

– Psychology of intercultural communication,

– “Ethnopsychology.”

– “Ethnopedagogy.”

– “Psychology of Multicultural Education.”

On November 7, the first classes were held. Lectures were very interesting and informative. The following topics on readable disciplines were considered in depth:

“Psychology of intercultural communication.”

Ø Intercultural communication: relevance and general characteristics;

Ø “How to notice differences, but not to evaluate them”: cultural dimensions of G. Hofstede;

Ø Intercultural communication in practice of professional communication;

Ø “We and They”: intercultural communication as intergroup interaction.


Ø National and ethnic culture in the modern world;

Ø Ethnic identity and problems of its formation;

Ø Diversity of cultural worlds. Typologies of cultures. Cultural variability of social behavior regulators;

Ø Intercultural interaction in the modern world. Psychology of migration.

On November 7, after the working visit of “Bolashaq” Academy, Deputy Mayor of the region Abzal Nukenov visited O. Pavlova’s lecture, where he noted the importance of the issues under consideration. At the end of the lecture Abzal Nukenov thanked Olga Pavlova for her informative lecture, wished all those present creative success and successful studies.

On November 8, Professor O. Pavlova continued to give lectures on the following disciplines:


Ø Traditional culture in the process of socialization of the child;

Ø Ethnocultural variation of socialization;

Ø Influence of culture on child development at different age stages.

“Psychology of multicultural education”:

Ø Historical and cultural prerequisites of multicultural education;

Ø Theoretical and methodological basis of multicultural education;

Ø Psychological research as a reference point in organizing multicultural education process;

Ø Individualization of education as a necessary condition for organization of multicultural education;

Ø Culture and social behavior in multicultural education.

During the lecture Olga Pavlova answered the questions of teachers and students, students actively expressed their opinions on ethnic culture in the modern world,

ethnic identity, intercultural interaction in the modern world, the influence of culture on the development of children at different ages, social behavior in multicultural education.

In conclusion, Tatyana Smolkina, Vice Rector for Research and International Cooperation, thanked the lecturer, Sabira Shutenova, Director of the Center for Humane Pedagogy, presented gifts and a full set of electronic books of the “Karlag” project on behalf of the Academy’s management.

In her spare time Olga Pavlova realized her long dream of going to the Museum of memory of victims of political repressions in the village of Dolinka and to the Memorial to victims of repressions in Spassk, Karaganda region. She also has visited the House of Friendship of Assembly of People of Kazakhstan, visited Historical and Local Lore Museum and Museum of the Fine Arts, visited historical places of our city.

Center of Humane Pedagogy will continue to work with the Moscow State Pedagogical University.

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