Academic advising in the context of modernisation of higher education of Kazakhstan

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Zhazira Abdykhalykova
Kadisha Shalgynbaeva


Actuality of this theme due to changes in the structure and content of higher education of Kazakhstan and increase the requirements for the preparation of future specialists. The need for modernization of higher education is determined by the objectives set out in the Concept of modernization of Kazakhstan education to 2020, inner laws of development of higher education and future development needs of the individual, society and the state. The leading idea of modernization of Kazakhstan education is the transition from knowledge-to competence-based education. Beginning in 2001, Kazakhstan universities established the credit system as an experiment based on the European Bologna process. The credit system gives Kazakhstan students the opportunity to build a route of personal and career development, to take an active position with regarding to their future, which will further contribute to their learning throughout the life. Based on these changes academic advising and student support of students are new phenomena in Kazakh higher education. This paper describes the implementation and realization of academic advising of students in the context of modernization of higher education of Kazakhstan.

© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Peer-review under responsibility of of the organizing committee of GLOBE-EDU 2015.

Keywords: higher education in Kazakhstan, student academic support, academic advising


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