In the age of digitalization and sustainable development, education in Vietnam has been challenged in many aspects from policy to management, from pedagogies to methodologies and curricula. While many of these problems are unique to the Vietnamese context, possible solutions may well be inspired and generated from international experiences and success stories.
In this background, AVSE Global – Education Network (EduNet) has initiated a long-term action-oriented agenda aiming at rethinking and innovating education, with the overall theme of “Tomorrow Schools, Future Citizens”. We adopt a critical interdisciplinary approach that brings together various stakeholders as well as experts in addressing challenges of the education system in order to sustainable outcomes. AVSE Global – Edunet collaborates Vietnam National University Hanoi – University of Education to organize the Vietnam Education Symposium on 09th of June, 2020. This is a platform where all stakeholders will contribute open and constructive dialogues to re-defining objectives for education of our future generations, modernizing pedagogical approaches and collaborating with various stakeholders in co-producing sustainable and innovative outcomes of education.
Due to the spread of the coronavirus and the recommendations of international organizations and governments about social distancing and restrictions on traveling, VES 2020 will be put online. The organization committee has adjusted and updated the program so that it can reflect the short and long-term impact of the pandemic on teaching, learning, and education systems in several countries.
We Love Reading founder was a speaker at the Vietnam education symposium 2020. https://ves.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/3
Link to talk
WLR has spread to Vietnam.
It all started with a Skype meeting with Dr. Rana Dajani. A group of Vietnamese psychologists and educators in France expressed their excitement in supporting We Love Reading in Vietnam. Huong Dang, a Vietnamese educator in France, was a teacher and a lecturer in Vietnam for many years. Huong said: “Vietnamese children are intelligent and have a thirst for knowledge but nobody shows or guides them how to reach knowledge. I am very interested in developing children’s reading skills and I strongly believe that We Love Reading will bring significant changes for Vietnamese children”. As a former member of the Union Executive of the Faculty of Education at Vietnam National University, Dang has rich experiences in working on projects concerning children and educational volunteering. Dang had heard of WLR when it received the Best Literacy Prize by UNECSO in 2017. Dang reached out to Dr. Rana Dajani and several months later had an agreement from We Love Reading to implement the We Love Reading program in Vietnam. Inspired by this global social movement, Reading Vietnam was set up in late 2017. The low-cost program model was researched by Vietnamese education experts and adapted to the cultural and social conditions of Vietnam. After the pilot phase, Reading Vietnam (RVN) was officially launched in Hanoi, Vietnam. The reading ambassadors, trained by qualified educators and experts, organize read-aloud sessions for groups of young children in their neighborhood. They committed to reading once per week and offering to lend a book to a child to read at home, and a week later to exchange books with other children. To date WLR in Vietnam has trained 600 people, 180 WLR ambassadors who have read to 5000 children in 38 provinces in Vietnam. Giving out 2000 books (22). Vietnam in an example of many other countries who have adopted the WLR Program.