Training for rectors and teachers to catch global trends

September 25, 2019 | 10:41
With the objective of improving the management and professional capacity of rectors of kindergartens and K-12 education systems, as well as high school core teachers, the Department of Education and Training in Hanoi and British University Vietnam (BUV) jointly organised a training programme for nearly 500 educators in Hanoi.
training for rectors and teachers to catch global trends
500 teachers and rectors took part in the training to catch up with global trends

The training programme was executed under the project of "Building and improving the capacity of cadres and civil servants in Hanoi" from 2017 to 2020 and was officially implemented from 2018. The opening ceremony took place on September 20, 2019 at BUV's Ecopark campus.

training for rectors and teachers to catch global trends
Dr Pham Van Dai, Deputy Director of Hanoi Department of Education and Training

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Dr Pham Van Dai, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Education and Training, said, “I hope that our educational managers attending the training course will take this chance to utilise and learn from the advanced knowledge and experience of trainers. According to the commitment of the Personnel Division and the training provider, they will provide excellent trainers to deliver both knowledge and experience, and I believe that the lessons will be very interesting.”

The training programme is designed for a wide range of trainees, including the rectors and teachers of kindergartens, elementary, secondary, and high schools.

For the rectors, the programme is designed to help them improve their management capacity to meet the requirements of fundamental and comprehensive innovation in education and training, based on the current trends of international integration.

The training course will provide rectors knowledge on education management following the modern trends of educational globalisation while helping them understand school administration in a modern way, with practical applications from advanced education systems. Many topics will be presented, such as “changing governance” in education, innovative strategy, as well as innovation and creative enhancement for leadership, among others.

For high school core teachers, the programme will help improve their professional competencies and teaching methods in three areas: globalisation, localisation, and specialisation.

Many extremely practical topics will be focused on during the training programme, such as (scaffolding) teaching method of strat, the method of preparing the modern Bloom-oriented lesson, or the methodology of assessment of high school student capacity.

Both training programmes combine classroom lessons and field trips at schools in Hanoi under the guidance of international instructors with advanced experience in education and training. BUV's state-of-the-art facilities embedded with advanced teaching technologies will give the best support to trainees and contribute to improving the quality of training.

training for rectors and teachers to catch global trends
Prof Dr Raymond Gordon, vice-chancellor and president of British University Vietnam

Prof Dr Raymond Gordon, vice-chancellor and president of British University Vietnam, said, “BUV, through its Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, which is certified by both Cambridge University International and the University of London, has an opportunity to share its knowledge and experience in the most recent international developments in education leadership, education environments, and administration. BUV is honoured to have been given this opportunity by DOET to conduct the training programme and hopes that we can offer much more in the field of professional development for people in the education sector.”

With the commitment of supporting the Vietnamese government in improving teaching quality at all levels to take advantage of the opportunities of Industry 4.0, British University Vietnam has partnered with the Ministry of Education and Training to deliver world-class training programmes to Vietnamese teachers and rectors, giving them the opportunity to access advanced and up-to-date pedagogical knowledge and methods.

By Tan Duong

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