VietnamNet recently published an article from Andrew Dalton, our Director of Education, about the challenge of preparing students for a rapidly changing world:
Thousands of Vietnamese students will start their educational journey in a couple of months; a journey that will be completed in terms of formal schooling in the year 2031. It is difficult to envisage what the world will be like in 2031 and where education might be heading by then. However, as educators we are faced with the unenviable task of preparing children for this uncertain future that seems to be getting increasingly more difficult to predict.
I believe that the best way to manage such change is to anticipate and prepare for it, and a high quality education is the best medium to do just that. This raises the question of ‘what is a high quality education?’ If we are truly preparing children for life in the 21st century, then we must encourage and develop skills of critical thinking and problem solving. What students know is no longer the most important measure of the quality of education. The true measure is the ability to engage with what they do not know, and to work out a solution. In practical terms, students should be taught how to think, not what to think.
Read the full article at vietnamnet.vn: https://vietnamnet.vn/vn/giao-duc/tuyen-sinh/65-tre-em-den-truong-nam-nay-se-lam-nhung-viec-chua-tung-ton-tai-509555.html