Tran Kieu, chair of the Vietnam Psychology – Education Association, noted that the new general education program (Program 2018) is designed to develop learners’ personal capabilities. “In the past, personalization was not, or very rarely mentioned, while we attached much importance to collectivism. Students’ personality is the important factor to develop humanity,” Kieu said. If the education sector doesn’t change the way of testing and examination, the progressive ideas of the new general education program won’t be implemented. However, positive reform depends on many factors. Bui Manh Hung from the HCM City University of Education, said testing and examination are considered the steering wheel of the innovative ship. If the education sector doesn’t change the way of testing and examination, the progressive ideas of the new general education program won’t be implemented. Ha Lan Education ministry vows to fix shortage … [Read more...] about New education program: teachers’ competence plays key role
New school for music study
For 15 years, lecturer and pianist Nguyen Thuy Uyen and her colleagues have held a programme of regular concerts for young audiences in HCM City in which she gives lectures on classical music and provides real-time demonstrations on the stage. The music programme on September 28 was expanded to Can Tho. Uyen spoke with Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper and shared insights about her unique journey. Over the past 15 years, lecturer and pianist Nguyen Thuy Uyen and her colleagues have scheduled music programmes geared toward the young crowd. Photo courtesy of tuoitre.vn Why did you introduce the programme in Can Tho’s Cai Rang District? As a programme co-founder more than 15 years ago, what does the activity mean to you? The concert on September 18 in Can Tho was not an official concert like the previous ones for young listeners at the HCM City Conservatory of Music. Though having similar content and format like the previous ones, this time the programme was … [Read more...] about Pianist brings classical music closer to youth
Dantri/DTiNews held an opening ceremony for a classroom project for mountainous children in Nam Ban Ethnic Boarding Secondary School in Lai Chau Province on November 20. New classroom project opened in Lai Chau "Today is Vietnamese Teachers' Day so I'm really moved to be able to stand here to pay tribute to the teachers," said Pham Tuan Anh, deputy editor-in-chief of Dantri. Dantri Newspaper has built 33 classroom projects in Vietnam and this is the third project in Lai Chau Province where teachers and pupils alike have to face various difficulties. In 2015, Dantri Newspaper built three classrooms in Tan Uyen District and another project in Sin Ho District. Many other projects are being built in Phu Tho, Nghe An, Dak Nong and An Gang provinces. 17 bridge projects have been completed across Vietnam. Anh also thanked the sponsor, An Binh Bank, leaders of Nam Nhun District People's Committee, the district's Department of Education and Training and the local authorities for … [Read more...] about New Dantri classroom opened in Lai Chau
Many teachers are not trained to teach life skills, but still give the lessons at school. Three preschool children in Ha Nam province received serious burns during a life skill lesson, raising concerns among parents about the safety of life skill teaching programs applied at schools. Three preschool children in Ha Nam province received serious burns during a life skill lesson, raising concerns among parents about the safety of life skill teaching programs applied at schools. Phi Mai Thanh, a mother of a seven-year-old daughter, said she cannot make a decision about whether to send her daughter to a summer camp. Mai Lan A short course will never be enough to master life skills When the phoenix flowers bloom it is a sign of summer vacation, and parents start to search for the perfect courses and programmes to help their children grow and succeed. … [Read more...] about Parents worry about life skill lessons at school
Most of the 990 students attending the exams for the sixth grade at the Hanoi-Amsterdam School for the Gifted had a GPA of 10 for all five grades at primary school, which some say is a reflection of a dysfunctional school system. The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) will begin applying the new general education program for first graders next year. However, it still doesn't know how to train primary school teachers to make them ready for the new program. Mr Do Duc Thai There are 400,000 primary school teachers. According to Thai Van Tai, acting director of the MOET’s Primary Education Department, there are three obstacles of teacher training. First, it is difficult to mobilize teachers who are not official civil servants who receive a salary from the state, to the training courses. They are mostly teachers of informatics, English, music and arts, accounting for 15 percent of total teachers. Meanwhile, the teachers who retire in 5-7 years account for 10 percent. The … [Read more...] about ‘How to teach primary school students’ under new system: are educators qualified?