The past decade has seen increasing importance in traditional socio-cultural communications. This
has led us to rethink social and cultural reality, and to a qualitative transition in political and social
relations between peoples. In turn there has been a re-examination of the problems of patriotic
education of young people. But this patriotic education is unthinkable without the assimilation of
historical folk traditions. An appeal to the centuries-old traditions of the whole nation – in this
case, the Kazakh – creates a powerful spiritual and patriotic basis which is felt by every individual.
Using ethno-pedagogical and an action-oriented methodology, this research developed methods
and an organization for using the traditions of the human physical development in the Kazakh
folk pedagogy in the patriotic education of student teachers. The authors investigated the nature
and content of patriotism, and the methodological basis of how young people are brought up.
This article discusses the content of the physical development of the patriotic traditions of Kazakh
folk pedagogy and its potential in students' patriotic education. It identifies and justifies the use of
physical development of traditions of Kazakh folk pedagogy in the patriotic education of student
teachers in the course of their academic and extracurricular activities. These findings allow both for
the patriotic education of the individual as part of a holistic educational process of the university.