Breakout discussion sessions throughout the workshop gave participants the chance to learn about how a specific Vietnamese university is planning for curriculum change to incorporate project-based learning. This case study was found especially helpful as it provided insights applicable to each respective university. During the workshop, participants came up with ideas to set up small-scale student projects to enhance graduate communication and project management skills, and at the same time attract the involvement and investment of industry into building a qualified labor market.
Many participants indicated that the sessions of the workshop they found most useful included those that covered the project spine model, the sample curriculum and syllabus for project-based learning, and the hands-on activities with National Instruments. They praised the workshop stating that the topics discussed significantly increased their knowledge, skills and professional development. Leaving the workshop, many professors stated that they felt ready to update their curriculum to incorporate project-based learning in their programs.
BY PHUONG NGUYEN