“School 4.0”: everyone knows it, but how is it right to understand?

Industrial revolution 4.0 poses a challenge to the education industry to change the way it teaches and learnsto create a dynamic and bravery.

On March 10, Conference on the topic School 4.0 organized by FPT University organised with the participation of nearly 100 teachers from the Board of Directors and teachers representing high schools in Hanoi. Attending the event, Mr. Nguyen Huu Thai Hoa – Vice Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Vietnam Petroleum Institute – raised the challenge of “immediately changing” the way of teaching and learning for Vietnamese education.

Where is Vietnam on the technology map?

From a research perspective, Mr. Hoa shared: “I often work with experts, intellectual property statistics show that intellectual property contribution to Vietnam’s GDP is extremely low, less than 5%, Meanwhile, the index of intellectual contribution to Japan’s GDP is over 75%. With this situation, what is the basis to say that we stand up to lead the technology wave in the industrial revolution 4.0. Therefore, Vietnam needs to look back at this revolution and see where Vietnam stands?”

In fact, the 4.0 technology revolution has changed Vietnam, but the problem is not in the technology but in the way we behave. Vietnam’s internet and phone growth rate (according to WEF) is ranked No. 1 in the world. In addition, the strong investment in the Internet and technology infrastructure by large corporations such as FPT, Viettel, VNPT… in the past 15-20 years has created an extremely favorable market for technology. Why are businesses using technology such as Facebook, Uber, Grab, … so successful in Vietnam? Because Vietnam already has an information technology infrastructure system that is too ready for technology enterprises to choose to invest and do business.

What “gap” in education should Vietnam have in education?

Globalization brings a job boom to young people. The personnel growth rate of corporations in recent years has been very large, for example: FPT Corporation from a few thousand people to about 28,000 current employees, or VNPT with 40,000 employees, Viettel with 70,000 employees, etc. the number of students received Great Studying FPT annual training is not enough to meet this human resource demand.

Vietnam’s education sector is facing a challenge: Training high-quality human resources. To achieve that, it is necessary to “change” the current teaching and learning mindset. Teachers need to understand that, not only imparting dry knowledge, but also teaching skills. The young generation is lacking too many skills: Lack of initiative in learning and life; Lack of information technology skills; Lack of global skills; Lack of solution thinking; …

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