Researching Education

Researching Education

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Welcome to the Research Portal for Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools!

Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools conducts research, monitoring and evaluation of its programmes. Here you can learn about some of our own research projects, read our analytical reports and policy papers, and read external research on the NIS project.

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Action Research: A Foundation for Development

Teachers at Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools employ practitioner-based research to improve their professional practice. Projects are chosen and undertaken by teachers themselves and have covered such varied topics as multilingualism in the classroom to student health. The 250+ action research projects conducted at Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools over the past few years were featured at the most recent NIS Annual Conference.

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Leadership and Excellence in Education

Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools is leading educational reform with use of evidence-based policy.

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Research Methods Course

The Research Department will shortly be offering an online Research Methods Course. The course will cover a variety of themes, including research theory, quality and quantitative methods, methodologies, instruments for data collection, and research ethics, and will cater for both the discussion of theory and practical problems encountered in real-life research. The course will take […]

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2016 Regional Research Forum

On 23-24 June 2016, Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools held its first Regional Research Forum in NIS Aktau, NIS Almaty and NIS Petropavlovsk schools bringing together 350 practitioner-researchers from across Kazakhstan. The Forum were also attended by representatives of regional branches of the Orleu National Centres for Excellence, pilot schools, university faculty, and state school principals. The […]

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Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Vancouver, March 2016

In March 2016, Vancouver (Canada) hosted the 60th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), bringing together more than two thousand participants – researchers, academics and practitioners in a variety of fields and disciplines. CIES was founded in 1956 to promote cross-cultural understanding; social development in the context of international scientific research; […]

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First Five Projects Announced

NIS Research Department is pleased to announced its first five research projects: action research and lesson study, assessment, trilingualism, teacher attestation, and our 2011 alumni.

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