The degree of PhD in the specialty “Pedagogics and Psychology” is awarded to the person who has completed doctoral education program (3 years) and has defended a doctoral dissertation. Doctoral students who have chosen the scientific and pedagogical directions: improve their theoretical, practical and individual training; form the research work in the pedagogical direction and preparation for professional activity, combining theory and practice; possess professional knowledge and practical skills in the field of pedagogy and psychology; have skills in organizing, planning and implementing an integrated research process; possesses the skills of critical analysis, evaluation and generalization of new and complex ideas. Future doctoral students study the scientific organization of labor, systemic knowledge in the research direction, form the ability to organize, plan and implement the process of scientific research; ability to plan and predict the results of the study; the ability to contribute their own original research to expand the boundaries of the scientific field, which may deserve publication at the national and international level.
Science and its role in modern society. Basic concepts of modern science. The main trends in the development of modern science. Trends of integration, informatization, synergism. Scientific school as a form of training scientists. The concept of "paradigm". Stages of development of science. Modern educational paradigms Modern education development in Kazakhstan. Issues of inclusive education. Innovative activity in the educational process. Directions of modernization of the education system in Kazakhstan. Integration of education systems in Europe, Kazakhstan, Russia. Kazakhstan and the Bologna process.
The formation of the methodology of science. Methodological foundations of pedagogical research The structure and typology of scientific research. Scientific research: its essence and features. Application of logical laws and rules in scientific research The logic of the research process The method of scientific knowledge: the essence, content, basic characteristics. Pedagogical experiment: its essence and features. Planning and organization of the experiment. Requirements for the development of criterion apparatus of scientific research. Interpretation and testing of research results. Work on the manuscript of scientific research. Methods of preparing a doctoral dissertation.
Psychological and pedagogical anthropology as a branch of human science. The history of the development of educational anthropology. The concept of man in humanistic anthropology. The specifics of human development. Features and the role of culture in the development of man as a person. Age as a category of psychological and pedagogical anthropology
The essence of professional competence of the teacher. Levels, criteria for professional competence. Stages of formation of professional competence. Types of professional competence. Professional competence of the teacher and its structure.
(PhD) doctor of philosophy, who received education in the specialty "Pedagogics and psychology", can work as a specialist of different levels in the following fields:
– research activities (research institutes, higher education institutions, teacher training colleges, departments of education);
– educational activities (institutes of advanced training and retraining of the education system; higher education institutions, etc.).