On the morning of 22th April, An Giang University held a workshop in “EDUball/BRAINball – Innovative Teaching Method for Educators”.
Attending the program were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vo Van Thang - Rector of An Giang University, lecturers and students in An Giang University along with teachers in primary schools in Long Xuyen City.
As for University of Wroclaw in Poland, there came to the workshop Prof. Andrzej Rokita - Rector, Dr. Ireneusz Cichy, Dr. Sara Wawrzyniak.
EDUball Program (then named BRAINball) is a complex educational program aiming to develop physics, English skills and Math for children from 5 years old to 11 years old. It is an innovative educational program conducted in countries whose educations are highly developed such as Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Singapore, Taiwan and America. In Vietnam, An Giang University is a priority unit updating and spreading this program to preschools and primary schools in An Giang Province and other provinces.
Speaking in the workshop, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vo Van Thang expressed his impression and highly evaluated the new teaching method created by Prof. Andrzej Rokita. This method makes students become more interested in their learning process and actively attain knowledge.
In the workshop, the delegates heard Prof. Andrzej Rokita - Rector of University of Wroclaw in Poland introduced the process of creating and developing EDUball, experimental studies, articles about EDUball, especially strengths (to develop many skills at the same time for students) and achievements of EDUball in the process of developing it in certain countries. On this occasion, Prof. Andrzej Rokita shared plans of developing EDUball in the future.
The delegates enthusiastically participated in discussing and sharing ideas in the workshop. Notable issues were effective bilingual methods of teaching, notices of applying the program to under five-year-old children, specialized training program of EDUball/BRAINball for students, facility provision, methods, experiences and so on.
The workshop lasted until 26th April with many practical activities with students in An Giang University and students in Pedagogical Practice School through exercises and games of EDUball/BRAINball to improve their language skills and Math.
Huynh Cam - An Giang University Library
Translated by Le Do Thai