TRANSFORMING EDUCATION IN CENTRAL VIETNAM BY INTEGRATED CURRICULUM APPROACH: FROM INITIATIVES TO SUSTAINABILITY

Thi Kinh Kieu, Van Minh Vo

Abstract


Global changes pose an urgent demand to education that produces citizens with relevant competences to deal with a complex world. By creating connection among different disciplines and connection between lessons and real life, integrated curriculum has been pondered to be an appropriate approach to transform education. In Vietnam, though integrated education concept had been introduced since early 2000s and promoted by the government recently, it remains a new concept to many school teachers. 76% of interviewed teachers claimed that integrated curriculum was indispensable trend of education but only 26% of them practiced IC. Based on the study results, several solutions were proposed to motivate integrated education in Vietnam and those can also be applied in other developing countries

 

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integrated curriculum, teachers, reform, collaboration, Vietnam

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