How to improve efficiency of the new school model for Vietnam (VNEN) in the Red River Delta and northern mountainous and midland provinces was the focus of a workshop held in northern Quang Ninh province on April 11.

At the workshop, participants discussed ways to increase efficiency in implementing the VNEN project as well as shared their experience in teaching and renovating the training method in provinces applied the VNEN.

They said that it is necessary to intensify popularisation, while calling for public involvement in activities at schools, in which the coordination between family, school and society will play a core role.

The participants emphasised the importance of managers and teachers to promote the educational reform in the country, while proposing the Ministry of Education and Training organise more refresher courses for teachers in the coming time.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Vinh Hien praised the localities’ efforts and positive results reaped in performing the model.

In order to overcome difficulties in applying the model, provincial education and training departments should take the initiative to apply new teaching and learning methods, Hien stressed.

The VNEN project focuses on reforming teaching method and assessment to student in line with new standards. With the new model, students play a central role in the class while teachers serve as their facilitators and companions, which is different from the traditional pedagogic method.

The model was applied at 1,447 schools across the country in 2012. In the 2013-2014 academic year, the model has been performed at more 600 primary schools in the country.-VNA