The department of General Pedagogy and Psychology has its own prosperous history. During the period of its existence, the department has been named as «Pedagogy», «Pedagogy and Psychology», «General Pedagogy», «General Pedagogy and Psychology». The department was established in 1934. The department «Pedagogy and Psychology» of Karakalpak State Pedagogical Institute was formed by professors Ya.M.Dosumov, J.A.Urinbaev, docent A.G.Timashev and others. In 1935 the department was led by docent N.D.Shepkina.
From 1956 to 1960 a candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, docent A.B.Bekbasov was the head of the department .
From 1960 to 1967 – by a candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, docent R.G.Timasheva was the head of the department.
From 1967 to 1973 – by a Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor J.Urumbaev was the head of the department.
In 1990 after reorganizing Nukus State Pedagogical Institute, peculiar attention was paid to the Science of Pedagogy. At the same year in the Institute there was organized inter-facultative department of «Pedagogy and Psychology».
From 1990 to 1994 the department was led by Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, docent B.Sultamuratov.
From 1994 to 1997, a Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor U.Aleuov was the head of the department . Since that time special attention was paid to enhancing scientific-pedagogical potential of the department.
The department was led:
by Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, docent I.Allaniyazo-1997-1999
by Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, docent U.Seytjanova-1999-2000
by Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences F.Berdanova-2000-2007
Nowadays it is led by a Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, docent T.Utebaev.
Professorial-pedagogical staff of the department.
Utebaev Tajibay Tileumuratovich is a doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, docent. He was born in 1967, Chimbay region. In 1997 he graduated from the Faculty of ‘Physics and Mathematics’ of Karakalpak State University named after Berdakh.
In 2016 he defended his doctoral dissertation on the theme “ Development of the pedagogical thought in Karakalpakstan in the second halfof the XX century – the beginning of the XXI century “ in specialized Senate of Tashkent State Pedagogical University named after Nizomi.
He is the author of more than 90 scientific works.
Among them, the monography ‘The development of educational thinking in the middle of XX century – the beginning of XXI century in Karakalpakstan, educational textbook ‘Formation and development of Pedagogical Science in Karakalpakstan’; methodological textbooks such as ‘Pedagogical skills:training, teaching, and formation’ and ‘Interactive methods for improving the quality of teaching lessons’.
From 2017 to the current time he is the head of the department ‘General Pedagogy and Psychology.