During October-November 2018, we had the most honourable guests Dr.Rosemary Callingham and Dr.Ian Hay from University of Tasmania, Australia.

They visited our university for 4 weeks.

She taught various courses and provided training to SDU community including graduate students, instructors, researchers. Some of the topics she covered include Writing a proposal, Tips to write a thesis, Research methods, Rasch analysis, and Statistical Literacy. There was very high positive feedback from all of the attendees. They all learned great deal from her lectures and trainings and confirmed that their motivation to do a research increased significantly. Prof Callingham already started 3 new research projects with our Research faculty and PhD students related to attitudes towards mathematics education, problem based learning, and assessment methods in Higher Education Universities in Kazakhstan.

This is SDU’s first experience receiving professors on the Ministry’s funding program. SDU is grateful for the Ministry of Education and Science for such an opportunity.