The second training “Embedding Community based learning in  STEM education 2019”  

The second training “Embedding Community based learning in  STEM education 2019”  

 Follow up the success of the first training on Service Learning (SL) and STEM in 2018, under VIBE program and a collaboration project between University of Science and Dublin City University – Ireland funded by Irish Aid, the second training “Embedding Community based Learning in STEM Education 2019” has been organized at University of Science from 23rd July to 26th July 2019.

There were more than 220 school and univesity administrators, community representatives, lecturers, teachers and students from different provinces in Vietnam joined the second training. On behalf of Vietnam National University – University of Science Ho Chi Minh (VNU – UoS Ho Chi Minh), the vice president, Assoc. Prof. Tran Minh Triet delivered a warm opening remark to welcome the participants. He insisted: “STEM education is developing rapidly in Vietnam, however it’s crucial to create a good impact by engaging with the community to solve urgent issues of our society”. The training also had the presences of Dr. Huynh Quang Vu – Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Prof. Dang Duc Trong – Head of Department of Probability and Statistic, Ms. Phan Nguyen Ai Nhi – leader of SL-STEAM group and VIBE project, and most of members of SL-STEAM group.

Assoc. Prof. Tran Minh Triet delivers an opening remark

The second training included 01 basic course (40 lectures and teachers), 01 advanced course (40 lecturers and teachers), 01 course for 100 students and 01 course for administrators and community representatives. Those courses covered theories and experiements about SL, STEM, and SL-STEM from basic to advanced, along with useful practical examples from school to university level. Especially, the training program has created opportunities for all admistrators, teachers, lecturers and students to connect with many community partnes, forming meaningful SL and SL-STEM projects for the future: there were more than 10 projects committed between teachers and community, more than 20 teachers and lecturers agreed to integrated SL/ SL-STEM in their upcoming courses, and many students are willing to devote themselves in the intergrated SL/SL-STEM courses.

Training activity in advance course

Training activity in the basic course

The community partners, administrators, teachers and lecturers in the commitment round

Students in the experiment activity

The program ended with the closing ceremony and awarded certificates to the participants. Ms. Phan Nguyen Ai Nhi expressed the deepest gratefulness to the managers of VNU – UoS Ho Chi Minh, the Irish partners from Dublin City University and especially, to Irish Aid and Embassy of Ireland in Vietnam.

 Participants of the training “Embedding Community based Learning in STEM Education 2019”

From SL-STEAM Group