ICBCB 2020




The Conference will be held online this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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About the conference

To provide an access to rich ideas on educational excellence Suleyman Demirel University in Kaskelen, Kazakhstan will host The 9th​ International Conference Building Cultural Bridges​. The ICBCB Conference aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and educators with interests in education at all levels from around the world. The theme of the ICBCB 2020 conference, ​“Global Trends and Values in Education”​ is designed to attract the research communities to promote connections between theory and practice and explore different perspectives on the application of research findings into practice.
We are kindly welcoming scholars coming from the international and local regions as well as in-service and pre-service teachers to Kaskelen (near Almaty) Kazakhstan. The overarching theme of this annual conference reflects important trends and issues on values and education. The current conference will bring together numerous famed speakers and scholars to give speeches, conduct panel discussions, and present research findings and directions. With inclusive support and recognition from both its attendees and the university itself, this conference will take effort in keeping its quality and hence making contribution to the field of education.
The main aim of the conference is to promote the values of holistic education and intercultural cooperation in a rapidly changing and communication-driven society with cross-border and culture-convergent encounters. Our task is to re-examine and re-define key questions on our existing agenda, as well as to identify new collaborative and networking opportunities, both of which will inform future directions of research and development.
Conference events will include morning reception, coffee, tea and snack breaks. Our international guests will enjoy typical Kazakh cuisine and enjoy sightseeing of the city with a local guide. We look forward to seeing you in Kazakhstan – the Land of Enchanted Horizons and our city Almaty – The Central Asia’s Trading and Cultural Hub!

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Advisory Board of the Conference

  1. Prof.Dr. Aneta Pavlenko, Temple University, USA
  2. Prof.Dr. Baglan Ozer, Gazi University, Turkey
  3. Prof.Dr. Bakhtiyar Karimov, Middle Turkic Research Institute, Uzbekistan
  4. Prof.Dr. Birsen Tan Tutinis, Istanbul Kultur University, Turkey
  5. Prof.Dr. Che Husna Azhari, University of Kebaksaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  6. Prof.Dr. Christopher Kennedy, University of Birmingham, UK
  7. Prof.Dr. Dandai Yskakuly, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  8. Prof.Dr. Findley Carter, Ohio State University, USA
  9. Prof.Dr. Gulmira Madieva, Al-farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan
  10. Prof.Dr. Huang Zhong Xiang, Beijing National Research Academy of Literature, China
  11. Prof.Dr. Nuri  Balta, University of International Business
  12. Prof.Dr. William Fierman, Indiana State University, USA
  13. Prof.Dr. Wu Xing Fing, Yili Normal University, China
  14. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Gulnar Kassymova, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  15. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Alan Weber, Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar
  16. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Aigul Sadvakasova, Academy of Public Administration under the President of RK, Kazakhstan
  17. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Gülperi Adilova, International Ataturk-Alatoo University, Kyrgyzstan
  18. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Birsel Karakoç, Uppsala University, Germany
  19. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Georgeta Rată, BUASVM University, Romania
  20. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Kamsiah Abdullah, University Brunei, Brunei
  21. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Kuralai Kuderinova, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  22. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Leila Mirzoyeva, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  23. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Liljana Markovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  24. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Maira Zholshayeva, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  25. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Michaela Mudure, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania
  26. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Seth Agbo, Lakehead University, Canada
  27. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Yehia Mohammad, UAE University, UAE
  28. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Juldyz Smagulova, KIMEP, Kazakhstan
  29. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Kurmangazy Sadykbekov, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  30. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Oya Tunaboylu, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey
  31. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Khafiza Ordabekova, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  32. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Duishonkul Shamatov, Nazarbayev University
  33. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Bayan Kerimbekova, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  34. Assist.Prof.Dr. Francis Troyan, Ohio State University, USA
  35. Assist.Prof.Dr. Davronzhon Gaipov, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  36. Assist.Prof.Dr. Nataša Bakič-Mirič, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  37. Assist.Prof.Dr. Olimzhon Baimuratov, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  38. Dr. Anantha Vijayah, Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, India
  39. Dr. Alimcan Zakirov, International Ataturk-Alatoo University, Kyrgyzstan
  40. Dr. Feruza Şermatova, International Ataturk-Alatoo University, Kyrgyzstan
  41. Dr. Kanat Syzdykov, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  42. Dr. Samat Maksut, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  43. Dr. Talgat Zhussipbek, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  44. Yusuf Yaylaci, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan 
  45. Zhainagul Duisebekova, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  46. Cherkassov Dmitriy, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  47. Samat Smakov, Bilim Innovation Lyceum
  48. Malik Satayev, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  49. Kymbat Smakova, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  50. Kumis Zhayikbay, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
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  1. General Coordinators:
    Assist.Prof.Dr. Davronzhon Gaipov (
    Assist.Prof.Dr. Talgat Yeshchzhanov (
  2. Assistant Coordinators:
    Kumis Zhaikbay (
    Maia Korzhumbayeva (
  3. Technical Coordinators:
    Elmira Mustafayeva (
    Bakhyt Amanzholova (
    Aimoldir Aldabergen (
    Aisulu Gatiat (
    Talgat Abdikarimov (
    Gaukhar Duisenbayeva (
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The Faculty of Education and Humanities of Suleyman Demirel University in Qaskelen (Kazakhstan) is pleased to host the 9th International Conference Building Cultural Bridges (ICBCB) which will take place on September 24-25, 2020 in Qaskelen. The ICBCB Conference aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and educators with interests in education at all levels from around the world. The theme of the ICBCB 2020 conference, “Global Trends and Values in Education” is designed to attract the research communities to promote connections between theory and practice and explore different perspectives on the application of research findings into practice.

The overarching theme of this annual conference reflects important trends and issues on values in education, and invites papers that investigate the various areas of education in the following streams:


Everyone knows, these days new requirements, new aims and objectives have been set for educational institutions. And one of these important aims is to form a person with a developed language competence, who can quickly adapt to the environment and demonstrate knowledge and skills in his sphere. Therefore, language education based on the unique features of the nation and universal values, new directions of linguistics development which opens the way to the formation and development of the individual, is one of the most relevant issues.
Following the aim as above, this direction of the conference provides for the following issues:
1) General theoretical aspects of language education;
2) New methods of organizing language education;
3) Multilingual education based on intercultural relations;
4) Trilingualism policy in the country and its implementation;
5) Training of specialists necessary for language education;
6) Role of translation in language education.
The offered works will be evaluated according to their relevance and technical design.

STEAM education is one of the major trends in education, that promotes students’ creative learning through utilizing 21-century skills. Although STEAM explores the same concepts as in STEM education, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths, it integrates these concepts with the Arts discipline developing students’ creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through inquiry and problem-based learning.
This track of the ICBCB 2020 conference aims to bring together leading scholars, educators and practitioners with interests in any dimensions of STEAM education.

The scope of STEAM track covers (but not limited to):
Learning and Teaching Science
Technology-assisted learning
Engineering at school and beyond
Integration of Arts into STEM
Math Education
Project-based learning
Flipped Learning

The conference will serve as a venue for sharing our experiences and acquiring a deeper knowledge about STEAM-related studies, projects and innovations from the collaborative work of local and international experts. The submissions will be accepted based on their originality, quality, significance, technical merit and relevance to ICBCB 2020.

Education research is the scientific field of study that examines education and learning processes. It embraces the full spectrum of rigorous methods appropriate to the questions being asked and also drives the development of new tools and methods.

This track will focus on innovative research methodologies in education. Specifically, new data collection and analysis techniques, triangulation of data, new methods for reliability and validity of research, new solutions for avoiding treats to the research, comparison of sampling methods, comparison of research designs, comparison of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Basically, any practical solutions for educational research is welcomed for this track.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education is the medium in which the acquisition of learning material is greatly supported, enhanced, and optimized through the means of contemporary technology. Although desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, audio players, and projector devices may be viewed as the primary and/or only possible items in achieving ICT, there are other not less valuable and beneficial ways as well that should be taken into consideration. They are as follows: access of course materials via remote devices, online digital repositories for learning materials, online academic management systems, employing the Flipped Classroom concept, and Massive Open Online Courses.

The conference speakers are expected to deliver talks on various aspects of ICT in Education, such as ways of successful integration of ICT in learning, possible solutions of dealing with ICT-enhanced learning drawbacks, addressing the Digital Divide [the gap between people with and without the access to technology]. Other related topics can be accepted by reviewer’s approval if only confirmed to be relevant.

This track will bring many ideas, which will help us to coordinate and to implement in behavioral education. These ideas will be used how in class and out of class to balance development of children. Holistic education will bring together researchers and will provide discussions on topics such as:
• Character education
• Values based education
• Moral education
• Social Emotional Learning.
It also proposes that educational experience promotes a more balanced development of – and cultivate the relationship among – the different aspects of the individual, as well as the relationships between the individual and other people, the individual, and the natural environment, the inner-self of students and external world.

Leadership in Education is now a priority policy for successful and quality learning, teaching and the development of any educational institution. The rapidly changing world has made it essential to reconsider the role of educational leaders and the strategies to motivate staff and improve student performance. However, educating people about leadership has always been challenging and complicated. The conference track is aimed at providing an intellectual platform for the development of the knowledge base and practice of leadership education, which allows for intercultural dialogue of academics through the engagement in applied research. The scope of this track includes, but is not limited to, practitioners, professionals and researchers who have been inspired by the local context of education as well as global trends to submit research presentations that explore such topics as:
• Universals of Leadership Values and Skills
• Effective Leadership Styles in Primary, Secondary or Higher Education
• Educational Leadership as the Cultural Product
• Educational Leadership as the Agent for Cultural Progress and Entrepreneurship
• Leadership Education in the Curriculum
• Contemporary Educational Trends and Training 21st Century Leaders

It is often believed that segregation, whether in separate institutions or separate classrooms within the institutions, is the best option for educating learners with unique characteristics, interests, abilities/disabilities and particular learning needs. However, the right to an international human rights law and internationally-agreed development goals reflect a strong preference for inclusive education.

This track on Inclusive Education will bring together researchers and will provide a venue for discussions on the topics such as Inclusion and Equity, Student Giftedness, Inclusion in Education Beyond Special Education Needs, Inclusion and Ethical Issues in Education, Social, Religious and Cultural Diversity.

Furthermore, this track will provide an opportunity to discuss innovative ideas on the possible solutions for some of the challenges and improvement of the current conditions and to debate future research agendas in the wide range of topics related to Inclusive Education. All the submitted papers will be evaluated based on originality, technical merit, and innovation as well as their potential to stimulate interesting discussions and exchange of ideas.

The session requires participants to present pedagogic practices that most effectively support all students to learn, and determines ways that these can be supported by teacher education and the educational establishment curriculum. This track aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Curriculum Development.This track on Curriculum Development and Pedagogy should include topics such as Curriculum, Evaluation, Pedagogy, Teaching-learning process, Professional Development of pre & in-service teachers, and curricula design. Additionally, Curriculum Development session provides the opportunity to present on subjects that are topical and perhaps controversial, and will enable opportunities to enhance the learning experience.

At the initiative of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan K.Tokayev, 2020 is dedicated to the 1150th anniversary of Al-Farabi, the great scientist of Oriental culture, the world-famous notionalist, sociologist, mathematician, physicist, astronomer, biologist, linguist, logician, music researcher, and the 175th anniversary of the great Abay, the founder of the Kazakh national written literature, the literary language of writing.
This direction, including the works of al-Farabi on poetics, literary theory, poetry and rhetoric, opens the way to the study of deep philosophical concepts which is evidenced by the Turkic literature and high-altitude ideals in the image as a “good ruler”. Also, the study of the General creative heritage of Hakim Abay in interdisciplinary communication, scientific and innovative analysis of Abay’s anthropology, popularization of the “complete man” and the spiritual teachings of the poet at the world level is one of the main aims of the conference.
The issues related to the study of anthropogenic and applied orientation in the world linguistics of scientific concepts of al-Farabi in the sphere of world literature and linguistics, the definition of continuity between them, the popularization of the language personality of the poet Abay, who became the initiator of a new tradition in the national oral culture, the promotion of his translation practice to the younger generation through the study of translation practice were discussed.

Submission guidelines

Abstracts should include the following elements:
(1) the name and surname of the author(s);
(2) the affiliation of the author(s);
(3) the email address(es) of the author(s);
(4) the title of the presentation (within 15 words);
(5) a clear description of the aims, methodology and expected results of the research or project to be reported in the presentation (within 250-300 words). 

Abstracts will be evaluated according to the originality of the theme, clear methodology and theoretical framework, and scholarly contribution of the research.

The selected papers will be published in “Global Trends and Values in Education”  journal and electronic proceedings will be available on “” conference site.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 15 June 2020

Deadline for the notification of acceptance: 30 June 2020   

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Professor Sing Kai Lo is currently an Associate Vice President in Assessment and Graduate Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong.
Professor Lo obtained his first degree from the School of Economic & Financial Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, and then his PhD from the School of Public Health, the University of California at Berkeley. He has been holding academic positions in various universities in the US, Australia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Professor Lo is very active and productive in research, and has won numerous research and teaching awards. He has published more than 220 journal articles, many of them in journals with high impact factors. His research interest covers quantitative methods, validation of measuring instruments, people with disabilities, students with special educational needs, and complementary and alternative medicine.
Being the Founding Dean of Graduate School at the Education University of Hong Kong, Professor Lo is particularly experienced in managing and internationalizing postgraduate programs. In the last few years, he has developed several double degree programs at master and doctoral levels with universities in different parts of the world.
Prof Lo is active in mentoring early career researchers and graduate students, with an aim to build them into future academic leaders. He is experienced in designing and constantly organizes coursesfor the career development of young academics.
Professor Lo is mindful that knowledge transfer should be important aspects of professional activities.He actively participates in knowledge sharing seminars and workshops targeting front-line service providers, e.g. teachers, and lay persons who are in need of gaining the knowledge, e.g., parents of students.He has also been a consultant to many government departments and non-profit organizations,e.g., Department of Health, Bureau of Education, private Foundations etc, providing expert advice to decision makers on policies that have major impacts on the society.


                                                                                                      KAREN FORBES

Karen Forbes is a Lecturer in Second Language Education at the University of Cambridge where she previously completed her PhD. Her current research interests include the development and transfer of language learning strategies, the influence of multilingual identity on foreign language learning, and the education of students who speak English as an additional language in UK schools. These interests stem very much from her previous experience as a language teacher – before moving into higher education

Karen worked as a teacher of French and Spanish in a secondary school in England and also has experience of teaching English as a foreign language in Spain and China. 

Karen has published in a range of journals including the International Journal of MultilingualismResearch Papers in Education and Language and Education. She is also a member of the editorial board for the Cambridge Journal of Education. Karen currently teaches and supervises on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Education Faculty, including the Masters course in Research in Second Language Education and the PGCE (teacher training) course for Modern Languages. She also supervises PhD students working in topics related to language teaching and learning.



Professor Gutierrez-Almarza Gloria is currently teaching at the Department of History, Global cultures and Languages, Nottingham Trent University. Gutierrez-almarza Gloria graduated from the university Salamanca in English. She did her PhD at the University of London on teachers’ thinking and theories.

In her career she has worked in different universities such as University of Salamanca, University of Salford, Lowlands Sixth Form College.

She is the author and co-author of 10 books and 20 publications in scientific journals.

Professor Gutierrez-almarza has completed the following project: (2014) “Development of Intercultural Communicative Competence of university students pre and during their Erasmus placements”. Santander ResearchMobility Grant (Nottingham Trent University).

Her research interests are intercultural communication competence, CLIL.


                                                                                         BETHANNE PAULSRUD

BethAnne Paulsrud is Senior Lecturer of English, as well as current Head of the English Department, at Dalarna University, Sweden. Her research focuses on multilingualism in education policy and practice, translanguaging, teacher education, national curricula, and English-medium instruction (EMI). She also studies young multilingual children and family language policy.

Dr. Paulsrud’s publications include two co-edited volumes on translanguaging and education (New Perspectives on Translanguaging and Education, Multilingual Matters, 2017, and Transspråkande i svenska utbildningssammanhang, Studentlitteratur, 2018). She has published numerous chapters, mainly focusing on multilingualism, translanguaging and EMI. Her most recent articles have appeared in International Multilingual Research Journal and Journal of Multicultural Discourses. She is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Home Language Research (

Dr. Paulsrud has many years of experience as a preschool teacher, primary school teacher and mother tongue teacher—all of which inform her current work with teacher education. In addition, she supervises PhD students in the field of education.



Deryn P. Verity, PhD, is a Teaching Professor of Applied Linguistics and the Director of ESL/EAP Programs at University Park campus, the flagship campus of The Pennsylvania State University system. She has taught English, teacher education, and academic writing classes in many countries, including the former Yugoslavia (Serbia and Slovenia), Poland, Thailand, and Japan, where she was a Professor of English and Intercultural Education for ten years at Osaka Jogakuin College. She earned her doctorate in Linguistics at the University of Delaware (USA) and her MATESOL at St. Michael’s College in Vermont (USA), the oldest MATESOL program in the United States. She has published on teacher education, academic writing pedagogy and tutoring, sociocultural theory and teacher development, and curriculum design. She is a co-editor of a new volume to be published by Routledge this year about Integrational Linguistics and Southern Epistemologies.

Track: Curriculum & Pedagogy
Proposed Title: The secret power of curriculum design


                                                                                        KONG SIU CHEUNG

Prof. KONG Siu Cheung currently is Professor of the Department of Mathematics and Information Technology (MIT); and Director of Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology (LTTC), the Education University of Hong Kong. Prof. Kong has produced over 230 academic publications in the areas of pedagogy in the digital classroom and online learning; policy on technology-transformed education and professional development of teachers for learner-centered learning; and computational thinking education. He has completed/conducted 71 research projects since joining the University (the then Hong Kong Institute of Education). Prof. Kong is at present serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (RPTEL) and Journal of Computers in Education (JCE). He was in the presidential roles for the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE) for six years, as the President-Elect in 2012 and 2013, the President in 2014 and 2015, and Past-President in 2016 and 2017. Prof. Kong is the Convener of Computational Thinking Education in Primary and Secondary Schools International Research Network (IRN) under World Educational Research Association (WERA) since May 2019.


                                                                                        AIDA SAGINTAYEVA 

Dean of Graduate School of Education, Nazarbayev
She started her professional career as a faculty member at Taraz State University. Dr.
Sagintayeva was a Vice-Rector for International Cooperation at the Eurasian National
University. She has been involved in educational research projects at the Ministry of
Education and Science on gearing Kazakhstan’s higher education system towards the
European three-tiered degree system and has coordinated a ministerial initiative aimed at
introducing Western-type Ph.D. programs in Kazakhstan. She was formerly president of
the Bolashak International Scholarship Office. Dr. Sagintayeva is the author of more than
50 research journal articles and books on languages, educational reforms, and
internationalization of higher education, educational policy, and administration in higher



MSc in Educational Leadership, Apple Distinguished Educator, Academic Director of USTAZ Professional Learning Centre.


                                                                                      SERIK IRSALIYEV

President, International University of Astana

From 1985 to 1993 was engaged in teaching activities – assistant, associate professor, head of the department, dean for work with foreign students. In 1989-1990, he taught at Phnom Penh Chamkardong University (Cambodia). Since 1993, he worked in the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan as a chief specialist, head of the sector, head of department, management, representative of the Ministry of Education and Science in the USA, director of the department, chairman of the committee, vice-minister of education and science. Headed the National Testing Center, Information and Analytical Center.

    He participated in the implementation of the project for the implementation of integrated testing of applicants, the Unified National Testing. He also participated in the planning and administration of the Bolashak program, the development of three State programs for the development of education and science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2005-2010 and 2011-2020, 2016-2019), building a quality control vertical, preparing three National Reports on state and development of the education system of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Administered 6 international comparative education studies. He has published over 40 articles and a monograph on international and domestic trends in the development of education, the creation of a national quality assessment system.

     Chairman of the Public Council on Education and Science, the protection of children’s rights, the trustee of the candidate for the presidency of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.Nazarbayev (2015) and trustee of the Nur Otan Party (2016). Awarded the Order “Qurmet”, a letter of thanks from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 9 other state and departmental awards.


The most influential speakers

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We know how valuable your time is, so we scheduled the entire event around mingling and socializing.

2020 ICBCB Programm outline

Almaty time (GMT+6)
Day 1: Thursday, September 24
Moderator: Dr Davronzhon Gaipov
Day 2: Friday, September 25
Moderator: Dr Talgat Zhussipbek
Welcome Speech by SDU Rector, Kuanysh Yergaliyev
Plenary: Irsaliyev S.A. TBC
Plenary: Sagintayeva A. K., “Reflection of changes in (global) education trends and values”
Plenary: Irsaliyev S.A. TBC
Plenary: Sing Kai Lo, “Inclusive Education”
Plenary: Nurlan Imangaliyev, “STEM education in Kazakhstan: A research on STEM-literacy among key stakeholders”
Plenary: Kong Siu-Cheung, “The role of IT in Education, especially amid coronavirus”
Plenary: Nurlan Imangaliyev, “STEM education in Kazakhstan: A research on STEM-literacy among key stakeholders”
Parallel sessions
Parallel sessions
Lunch break
Lunch break
Plenary: Dr. Karen Forbes “Developing a multilingual identity in the languages classroom: the influence of an identity-based pedagogy”
WEBEX: argynbayev
Ulzhan Sartbay and Yusuf Yaylaci, Comprehension of Jokes in B2-Level English to Foster Critical Cultural Awareness in the English Class
Parallel sessions
Parallel sessions

Parallel session details, the presentation are 25 minute each and 5 minute discussion

Day 1: Thursday, September 24

Almaty time (GMT+6)
Educational Research
Language Education
STEAM Education; Curriculum and Pedagogy;
ICT in Education
Inclusive Education, Holistic education, Leadership in Education;
Al-Farabi & Abai legacy
Moderator: Dinara Burkitbai
Discussant: Aisulu Gatiat
Webex link:
Moderator: Torgyn Ayazbai
Discussant: Dmitriy Cherkassov Webex link: https://onlinesdu. cherkassov
Moderator: Zhansaya Zhetkergen
Discussant: Diyar Nurmetov Webex link: https://onlinesdu.webex. com/meet/diyar.nurmetov
Moderator: Kumis Zhaiykbai
Discussant: Talgat Zhussipbek Webex link: https://onlinesdu. zhussipbek
Matthew Courtney, An Examination of Kazakhstan’s Unified National Testing: An Application of Item- Response Theory
Aida Yergaliyeva, Academic supervisor of senior students
“Key note: The secret power of curriculum design” Dr. Deryn P. Verity
Key note: TBC, Professor Gutierrez-Almarza Gloria,
Aliya Sarsenbayeva, Students’ perception of academic dishonesty: Case study of one Kazakhstani university
Dmitriy Cherkassov, Discourse Analysis: Rejection Letters of GraduateSchool Applicants
Adina Sailaubayeva, Motivation of students to learn in the teaching of secondary school mathematics
Anna Sin and Sulochini Pather, Teachers’ Perceptions on the Effectiveness of Makaton in a Nursery Classroom
Christine Cox Eriksson, Investigating Vocabulary Depth in a School Research Project
Shakhrizat Agaidarova, Teachers’ Perceptions and Practices of Trilingual Education
Katarina Lindahl, Online teaching through information and communications technology
Talgat Zhussipbek, Students and teachers’ perceptions on single- sex education in Kazakhstan
Lunch break
Lunch break
Lunch break
Lunch break
Moderator: Ingkar Yersari Discussant: Alibek Orynbassar
Webex link: https://sdu.webex. com/meet/yersari
Moderator: Torgyn Ayazbai Discussant: Dmitriy Cherkassov
Webex link: https://onlinesdu. cherkassov
Moderator: Zhansaya Zhetkergen Discussant: Diyar Nurmetov
Webex link: https://onlinesdu.webex. com/meet/diyar.nurmetov
Moderator: Kumis Zhaiykbai Discussant: Talgat Zhussipbek
Webex link: https://onlinesdu. zhussipbek
Aliya Kuzhabekova, Altyn Baigazina, Botagoz Ispambetova and Ainur Almukhambetova, Returning scholars and academic colonialism in Kazakhstan
“Key note: Developing a multilingual identity in the languages classroom: the influence of an identity-based pedagogy” Dr. Karen Forbes
Omarbek Nurbavliyev, Жоғары сыныптарда математика бойынша оқушылардың жобалық жұмыстарын ұйымдастыру мəселелері.
Yulia Kaufman, Online adult learning and higher education: A study examining motivations, success and barriers
Yershat Sapazhanov and Bakhyt Sydykhov, Applied orientation of the mathematical training of a military engineer
Saule Yeshengazina, Developing writing fluency in the digital learning era
Reima Al-Jarf, Building Cultural Bridges Through Social Media Networks: A Case Study
Chirailym Burgegulova, Montessori language materials: ITS implication for foreign language acquisiton among pre- school learners
Azamat Zhamanov and Zhulduz Sakhiyeva, Exploring Computer Science PhD students’ opinions and attitudes toward academic supervision
Yusuf Yaylaci, Analysis of the Intercultural Dimension in an Adapted EFL Textbook for Secondary Eight-Grade Learners in Kazakhstan
Iroda Saidaliyeva, Ways to increase students’ interest in education in the secondary schools
Gulmira Smanova, Making the case for social-emotional learning in Kazakhstan: prerequisites, current state and future prospects
Tamer Gur, Function, diversifying the relationships between concepts and giving dimension to the idea of function
Saule Tulepova and Aigerim Shakerbekova, The role of intensive reading in the development of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners’ writing skills
Mustafa Abdulbakioglu, Secondary school students’ viewpoints of technology usage in mathematics classes : When is the best time to begin?
Yelena Yemelyanova, Student satisfaction with quality assurance of academic programs: students’ voice
Yusuf Yaylaci, Analysis of the Intercultural Dimension in an Adapted EFL Textbook for Secondary Eight-Grade Learners in Kazakhstan
Nikki Mattson, Sharon Childs, Dmitriy Cherkassov and Aigerim Amirkhan, The Mentoring Process: Enriching Professional Growth for English Language Teachers and Teacher Educators
Azmat Farooq Ahmad Khurram, The development of a questionnaire to measure metacognitive abilities

Parallel session details, the presentation are 25 minute each and 5 minute discussion

Day 2: Friday, September 25

Almaty time (GMT+6)
Educational Research
Language Education
STEAM Education; Curriculum and Pedagogy;
ICT in Education
Inclusive Education, Holistic education, Leadership in Education;
Al-Farabi & Abai legacy
Moderator: Gaziza Otarbayeva Discussant: Bereke Zhumakayeva
Webex link: https://onlinesdu. otarbayeva
Moderator: Yerkegali Raibek Discussant: Zhainagul Duisebekova
Webex link: https://sdu.webex. com/meet/duisebekova
Moderator: Aksholpan Rassil Discussant: Samat Maxutov
Webex link: https://onlinesdu.webex. com/meet/samat.maxutov
Moderator: Ulzhan Urazaliyeva Discussant: Maiya Korzhumbayeva
Webex link: https://onlinesdu. korzhumbayeva
Бота Хасен and Болат Жанайхан, Орта білім беру жүйесінде оқушылардың ғылыми зерттеу мəдениетін қалыптастырудың маңыздылығы
Бакитгуль Боранкулова, Мұхтар Əуезовтың «Абай жолы» роман- эпопеясындағы этномедициналық лексика: қызметі жəне аудармада берілу тəсілдері
Ehean Kim, Flipped language classes using technology
Sandro Serpa, Organizational culture leadership
Sundetbek Zhanabayev, Оқушылардың оқуға деген мотивациясын арттыру
Майра Кубесова, Қазақ тіліндегі функционалды стильдердің зерттелуі
Diyar Nurmetov, Using authentic materials in teaching ESP for IT students.
Bibish Ashayeva, Kuanysh Yergaliyev, Davronzhon Gaipov and Almaz Zhumageldi, Students’ experience and academic performance in the time of COVID-19 emergency remote teaching
Бота Хасен and Инабат Нурмолдаева, ЖОО Студенттерін жазылым əрекетіне дағдыландырудың жолдары
Shynar Bagiyeva, ЖОО-да латын графикасына негізделген қазақ жазуын оқытуды ғаламдық жəне ұлттық құндылықтарға негіздеудің маңызы
Maftuna Nasyrova and Makhprat Khamidova, Лингвистические основы работы по развитию письменной речи на неродном языке
Gulmira Kanayeva, Developing teacher leadership in four schools in Kazakhstan
Lunch break
Lunch break
Lunch break
Lunch break
Moderator: Kumis Zhaiykbai Discussant: Arman Argynbayev
Webex link: https://sdu.webex. com/meet/arman.argynbayev
Moderator: Adilet Duman Discussant: Yershat Sapazhanov
Webex link: https://onlinesdu.webex. com/meet/adilet.duman
Moderator: Gulzhaina Nurmanova Discussant: Maira Zholshayeva
Webex link: https://onlinesdu. zholshayeva
Ulzhan Sartbay and Yusuf Yaylaci, Comprehension of Jokes in B2- Level English to Foster Critical Cultural Awareness in the English Class
Meiirbek Slyamkhan, Математика пəні бойынша функциональдық сауаттылықты қалыптастыру мəселесінің мазмұны
Katira Karymsakova, Жаһандану дəуіріндегі білім саласындағы мəдени ұлттық құндылықтардың маңыздылығы
Konstantinos Dimitriou, Darina Omurzakova and Karina Narimbetova, L1 Literacy and its Effect on L2 Academic Literacy in Kazakhstan
Karlygash Saliyeva, Негізгі мектепте математиканы оқыту барысында оқушылардың функционалдық сауаттылықтарын қалыптастыру ерекшеліктері
Bereke Zhumakayeva, Абай Құнанбайұлының білім-ғылым туралы ойларын оқыту
Tolkynay Yelemes, Күрделі есептерді шығаруда сыни ойлауды қолдану
Zhainagul Duisebekova, Жоғары оқу орнында инклюзивті білім беру моделін енгізудің инновациялық жобасын басқару механизмі
Dzhanbulat Kayinbaev, Кейбір алгебралық мəселелерді жалпы жағдайдан жеке жағдайға көшіріу негізінде қарастыру
Arailym Zaitzhanova, Мектеп оқушыларының сыни тұрғыдан ойлау қабілеттерін дамыту
Gaziza Otarbayeva, Көркем мəтін интерпретациясы тұлғаны шығармашылық пен өнерге баулу технологиясы ретінде
Gulzhaina Nurmanova, Цифрлық технологиялар арқылы тест тапсырмаларын құрастыру мен тексерудің тиімді жолдары




9th International Conference Building Cultural Bridges: Global Trends and Values in Education” is going to take place at one of the well known higher institutions in Kazakhstan – Suleyman Demirel University.

Suleyman Demirel University (SDU) is a private higher education institution (HEI) in the Eurasian country of Kazakhstan. It is situated in the mountainous town of Kaskelen, 20km from Almaty city centre. The University was founded in 1996 following a joint venture between Turkey and Kazakhstan, and was named after the president of Turkey who also inaugurated SDU together with his Kazakh counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbayev.


Almaty region, Karasay area 040900, Kaskelen city, Abylai khan street, 1/1


About the Accommodation

Guest House serves to international staff and visiting professors.

The Guest House is equipped for 35 people:

  • including two suit rooms
  • coffee lounge
  • two meeting rooms
  • free Wi-Fi

Guest House residents can use Student House facilities as well.

Ipsum suspendisse ultrices gravida dictum fusce ut placerat orci nulla. 




Up to 4 people


Large Team

5+ people


Support talented students

This program is for outstanding students regardless of their welfare. Eligible students have to demonstrate outstanding academic and social achievements. This program is designed to foster professional and personal development of students by giving full or partial grants or providing dormitory. In order to keep the grant during the whole period of its validity the recipient has to meet certain minimum GPA each semester.

Support the faculty (professors)

1. Support Research Internship Program. Faculty members develop academic curriculum and research at the University. Within the framework of this program SDU provides faculty members with the opportunities to do research abroad. Your donations will cover flight expenses, accommodation and monthly salary from 6 months up to 1 year. SDU also invites professors from abroad to share their knowledge and experience with local faculty and students.
2. Support “Zhas maman” Program. “Zhas maman” program is aimed at developing university human capital by selecting the best SDU graduates and helping them start their academic career as teaching assistants. Young specialists are encouraged to do PhD abroad and get rich research experience from prestigious universities. Teaching assistants are provided with scholarships and professional advise from the faculty.

Support the University

SDU campus is a central place for students educational and recreational activities. University aims to renew its basic infrastructure by building new facilities and substantially renovating existing ones. This includes buildings, roads, utilities, grounds and landscaping, student housing, and information technology resources needed to fully support the University mission. Maintaining up-to-date library resources and research facilities, equipment, and technological tools are also important.


Question? Contact us!

Since Infomatrix Asia is an international project competition and current lingua franca is English language, we decided that everything(documentation, presentation, submission) will be in English.

Starting from this year, participation doesn’t give opportunity get max at ENT.

All participants who study at secondary school must participate with their supervisors. Due to the security concerns of the participants.

Mail to (Only technical questions)

Look carefully at category requirements, but common thing is: great presentation, clear documentation, completed project, short video demonstrating your knowledge of English Participants from Kazakhstan should have participated on regional, city, republic project competitions before.

Infomatrix Asia is an independent competition. Therefore, you are free to submit your project to any other competitions.

The participation fee is a required fixed cost that covers: transportation, medals, t-shirts, certificates, food, lodging and so on…


We are inviting participants to stay in our comfortable and modern “Student House” located on the territory of SDU.

The student house of Suleyman Demirel University offers students not only accommodation and meals on the territory of the Smart Campus during their studies, but also the opportunity to improve their social skills and strengthen international relationships.

Do you need help? Contact us!

Бонус ұпай қалай жинауға болады?

Қатысушылардың Instagram желісіндегі парақшасында SPT олимпиадасы туралы қызықты әрі креатив пост жариялау арқылы 1-ден 5-ке дейін бонус ұпайға ие болу мүмкіндігі бар. Пост сурет, мәтін немесе видео сияқты кез келген форматта бола алады.

Шығармашылық шектеу жоқ, қиялыңа ерік бер!
Арманыңды жаз, әңгіме құрастыр, видео түсір, достарыңа мотивация бер,  оларды да қатысуға шақыр!

Бұл – тіпті қосымша 0,5 ұпайдың грант иесі атануда шешуші рөл атқара алатын тұсы. Сондықтан мұндай тамаша мүмкіндікті міндетті түрде пайдалануға кеңес береміз.


  • Қызықты және креативті пост жариялау (мәтін 50 cөзден кем емес, қатысышының өз атынан жазылады)
  • Cуретте @sdukz белгілеу (tag)
  • Хэштег – #spt2020 #sdukz
  • Пост соңында аты-жөнін, кластер мен ЖСН соңғы 6 цифрін хэштег арқылы көрсету (мысалы, Ахметов Айбек, #Кластер5, #123456).
  • Қатысушы парақшасы 10 наурызға дейін ашық болуы керек.

*Посттарды олимпиада ұйымдастырушылары былай бағалайды (жалпы ереже):

▫️1 ұпай:
— Пост жарияланған, талаптарға сай;
▫️2 ұпай:
— Мәтіні өте жақсы жазылған пост;
▫️3 ұпай:
— сапалы түсірілген және монтаждалған видео-пост;
▫️4 және 5 ұпай:
— Көп қаралым жинаған, лайк пен комментарий саны көп сапалы пост. 

Алайда баға беруші посттың сапасына көбірек қарайды. Яғни, тек қана мәтінмен-ақ +5 балл алу мүмкіндігі де бар. Немесе керісінше, көп лайк жинаған пост сапасыз болғандықтан 1 ұпай ғана жинауы мүмкін.

Посттар онлайн тіркелу аяқталғанға дейін қабылданады.

Как заработать бонусные баллы?

Участники имеют возможность заработать от 1 до 5 бонусных баллов, написав интересный и креативный пост об олимпиаде SPT на своей странице в Instagram. Пост может быть в любом формате, как текст, фото или видео.

Творчеству нет предела, дай волю своим фантазиям!
Напиши мечту, сочини рассказ, сними видео, мотивируй своих друзей, пригласи их участвовать вместе!

Это тот самый момент, когда даже 0,5 баллов решают, достоин ты гранта или нет. Поэтому очень советуем воспользоваться этой  возможностью.


  • Опубликовать интересный и креативный пост (с текстом не менее 50 слов, от имени участника)
  • Отметить @sdukz на фото (tag)
  • Хэштег #spt2020 #sdukz
  • Указать в посте ФИО, кластер и последние 6 цифр своего ИИН через хэштег (например, Ахметов Айбек, #кластер2, #123456.
  • Страница участника должна быть открытой до 10 марта.

Посты оцениваются организаторами олимпиады таким образом:

▫️1 балл:
— есть пост, выполнены все условия;
▫️2 балла:
— пост с хорошо написанным текстом;
▫️3 балла:
— интересный пост с качественно снятым и смонтированным видео;
▫️4 и 5 баллов:
— качественные посты с хорошим охватом, количеством лайков и комментариев.

Оценивая посты, организаторы в первую очередь обращают внимание на качество поста. То есть, даже с текстом можно получить максимальный балл. Или наоборот, посты которые набрали тысячи лайкав, могут получить только 1 балл из за плохого качества.

Посты принимаются до завершения онлайн регистрации.

List of required documents:

  • 3х4cm sized 2 photos;
  • Copy of Medical №086;
  • Copy of National ID;
  • Copy of payment invoice.

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