Int'l education conference in HCMC

Leaders and experts in education from 14 countries will congregate in Ho Chi Minh City on July 14-15 in a conference themed “Innovation in Teaching, Research and Management for Higher Education”.

The two-day event co-organised by British Council Vietnam and Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Training Centre (SEAMEO RETRAC), will discuss aspects of higher education based on the expertise of three UK speakers from Aston University, Cardiff University and Salford University.

Director of Engineering Masters Programs at Aston University will make a presentation on how multiple UK universities have successfully run work-based MSc programs that are relevant to Vietnam in contrast to traditional programs. All learning activities by this innovative approach take place in a workplace where engineers integrate theory with practice using challenging real work projects which develop and demonstrate their professional abilities.

Apart from this, a range of other issues related to innovation in teaching, research and management in higher education will also be discussed. These include the impact of governance reforms in state-universities, quality assurance, credit-based systems, computer-assisted learning, the application of personal blogs in teaching and the rise of private higher education.

Robin Rickard, Director of British Council Vietnam, says, "In organizing this international conference in Vietnam, we hope that our Vietnamese colleagues can share their innovative ideas while learning about new innovations in teaching, research and management in higher education from international speakers. This is also in line with British Council’s work in Vietnam, which is to support the ongoing reform in higher education and the globalisation of educational institutions in Vietnam."

By Uyen Phuong

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