On February 24, 2017 the NPM Resource Center at KNU hosted a guest lecture of professor Altynai Karasaeva, a UN Expert on Human Rights and Gender Policy, who gave an interactive training on the theme “Consciousness Development Technologies” for 39 students and 3 faculty representatives.

Prof. Karasaeva highlighted the importance of consciousness in human life, and introduced the participants to the concepts of "consciousness» and «the structure of consciousness».  Prof. Karasaeva pointed out that «Consciousness in the life of an individual is a wide scope of experience covering vast areas of human existence. Thanks to consciousness, a human being adapts himself to the ever-changing world, changes it and is being changed to achieve happiness».

The training contained a series of brainstorming sessions: "knowledge is a lot of grief", "knowledge is a lot of joy" (F. Bacon), “knowledge is a power" (E. Tofler)," knowledge is a change "," knowledge is an instability”, where the concepts of «information", "knowledge» and "learning" were disclosed.  Prof. Karasaeva gave a floor for discussion on the difference between such concepts as «enlightenment" and "education", "mind" and "wisdom".

At the end, the lecturer told about the newest and most effective technologies of consciousness development.  She particularly highlighted the following: “Kolmogorov Format” (test); “Stimulating DNA”; “Mentoring”; and “Customized Technology”. In general, students showed great interest and were fully involved throughout the training, although it has real brainstorming effect.  In general, the students have shown great interest and were fully involved throughout the training.

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Professor Altynai Karasaeva, a UN Expert on Human Rights and Gender Policy with KNU students after her guest lecture at the NPM Resource Center on the theme “Consciousness Development Technologies” 

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UN Expert on Human Rights and Gender Policy, Professor Altynai Karasaeva during the group work with the participants of her guest lecture at the NPM Resource Center on the theme “Consciousness Development Technologies” 

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Students with Professor Altynai Karasaeva during interactive training at NPM Resource Center 

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KNU students with NPM Resource Center Coordinator Irys Beybutova during the interactive work at the guest lecture of Professor Altynai Karasaeva

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Students like discussions and interactive work during the guest lecture of Professor Altynai Karasaeva at KNU NPM Resource Center