On October 31, 2016 FPT Polytechnic has organized the workshop about: “Designing and approaching learning materials to CDIO standards” for its faculties about designing curriculum, implementing lectures, lesson plan, and assignment to attain the CDIO’s learning outcomes and to improve teaching competence and quality.
Participants of the workshop included Mr. Huynh Van Bay – Director of Ho Chi Minh Campus doubles as FPT Polytechnic Head of Academic Department, Mr. La Ngoc Quang – Director of FPT Polytechnic’ Hanoi Campus, Ms. Ho Thi Thao Nguyen – a representative of FPT Education’s Curriculum Development Department doubles as Vice Director of CDIO project, Ms. Bui Thu Trang – Vice Manager of FPT Polytechnic Curriculum Development Department, and a lot of FPT Polytechnic’s staffs and faculties.
At the beginning of the workshop, Mr. Huynh Van Bay shared some information about CDIO and the process of implementing CDIO project at FPT Polytechnic to its staffs and faculties at Hanoi Campus. Thereby, he said that the implementation is right-oriented and met determined objectives: “Instead of improving teaching quality as other university, FPT Polytechnic mainly focuses on educating students to meet demands of enterprises with POLYTECH values including: Personal and Professional skills, Thinking and Innovation, Communication and Team-work, Profession knowledge and reasoning, Ethics values, Lifelong learning, etc.“
In his opinion: “Training learning skills and working attitudes for students would be implemented for every lesson and session by their lecturer’s teaching methods rather than these skills would be simply educated through specified courses.”
After Mr. Bay’s presentation, Ms. Ho Thi Thao Nguyen shared to FPT Polytechnic faculties about learning outcomes, teaching techniques, and educational assessments in accordance with CDIO standards. She said: ” For learning outcomes, we need use Bloom taxonomy to measure required students’ knowledge, skills, and attitude after they finish the lessons. She also mentioned 11 IBSTPI’s teaching technique. Finally, Gagné model is the foundation that a curriculum development specialist could apply to design lesson plans and lecture notes.”
It was not only a workshop of unilaterally providing knowledge and information but also an open discussion forum where lecturers and curriculum development staffs to interact about the issues related to apply CDIO in education, methods to improve learning and teaching quality as well as overall educational quality of the school.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Trang – Faculty of Fundamental courses said: “The workshop provided a lot of meaningful and useful knowledge. Therefore, I can know more about FPT Polytechnic’s journey towards CDIO standards, and specifically and comprehensively understand the methods of designing and organizing lessons to meet the learning outcomes of enterprises. FPT Polytechnic’s education orientation and bright future have made me feel excited and given some new motivation for my jobs in general as well as for my teaching in particular “
Mr. Bay also shared about short and long-term plans of FPT Polytechnic: “Recent goals of FPT Polytechnic are to become an official member of the CDIO Association after presenting and defending in front of The CDIO Board at CDIO Regional Meeting in Thailand on 15th March 2017, accompanying with desire to present reports at domestic and international conferences. In the long-term, FPT Polytechnic will apply CDIO in its all professions to improve the educational quality, meet the requirements of employers and society, cooperate with CDIO members on common issues, and focus on accreditation to become a high quality vocational college in Vietnam in 2018 and achieve all criteria of Asian Vocational accreditation in 2020.”
It is known to help faculties update education-related information and gain real experience to share with students, FPT Polytechnic will provide chances to implement practical projects at enterprises for faculties or will establish the professional workshops at their campuses in the near future.