The fact that three preschool children in Ha Nam province got severe burns during lessons about calling for help and escape in emergency situations has raised worries about the teaching of life skills at school. Nguyen Ba Minh, director of the Preschool Education Department under the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), told the press that MOET has asked the Ha Nam provincial education department to inspect the case and place the responsibility on individuals who got involved. The fact that three preschool children in Ha Nam province got severe burns during lessons about calling for help and escape in emergency situations has raised worries about the teaching of life skills at school. As for primary school students, the program focuses on teaching the skills for communicating with parents, teachers and friends, the skills of building good relations with friends, and patience, punctuality and sympathy. Meanwhile, high school students learn how to make decisions and solve … [Read more...] about Life skills teaching in Vietnam raises concerns
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Under the new general education program, the mathematics curriculum will focus on three major parts: arithmetic, algebra and analytical factors; geometry and measurement; and statistics and probability. Of these, statistics and probability enhance the applicability and practical value of mathematics education. On education forums, many parents have expressed their concern about the teaching of probability and statistics to general school students. Some parents even called it a ‘crazy idea’ to teach probability and statistics to small children at this age. Tran Phuong Mai, a parent in Dong Da district in Hanoi, in an email to VietNamNet, wrote that she cannot understand why probability and statistics, which is a difficult subject even for mathematics majors at university, will be taught to primary school students. Linh Ha Students at HCM City primary schools win top prize at Robothon Students at Le Ngoc Han and Luong The Vinh primary schools won the top … [Read more...] about Vietnam to teach probability and statistics to second graders
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?
The octogenarian teaches English to children and uses her earnings for music lessons At an age when most are surrounded by children and focused on living a life of relaxation, an 80-year-old woman living just outside Ho Chi Minh City is hard at work, scraping just enough cash together to make a living with a little bit left over to pursue her love of music. The ups and downs of music notes are eerily comparable to the ebbs and flows of Tran Huynh Xuan’s life – nearly 80 years spent fighting off loneliness only to wind up destitute in Hoc Mon District, an outskirt area of Saigon. Xuan’s personal ‘music score’ consists of more low notes than climactic peaks. A life of hardships Despite being born into a rich family, Xuan has lived a life devoid of happiness. Her mother passed away when she was just a small girl. He father remarried, but Xuan spent her childhood feeling alienated from her new mother. As a young woman, she was forced into an … [Read more...] about Vietnamese grandma pursues passion for music in her 80s
Arts Art event combines visual and performing arts The Saigon Times Daily Thursday, Nov 21, 2019,14:42 (GMT+7) Art event combines visual and performing artsThe Saigon Times Daily Visual artist Vo Thuy Tien - PHOTO: COURTESY OF ORGANIZER HCMC - Visual artist Vo Thuy Tien and theater director Tra Nguyen will combine their practices on visual and performing arts at an event scheduled for November 30 and December 1 at Theater 5B in District 3, HCMC. The event will feature an exhibition titled “Flaw” by Thuy Tien and a stage performance titled “Cu Chot” by Tra Nguyen. Flaw is the acronym for “Fall in Love Another Way”. The exhibition continues from Thuy Tien’s solo exhibition My Marriage at The Factory Contemporary Arts Center in May, portraying love as a multi-faceted subject. In addition to photography, which is Tien’s major medium, this new series includes a sculpture that … [Read more...] about Art event combines visual and performing arts