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Professor Sally Thomas visits Vietnam for the Improving Teacher Development and Educational Quality in China (ITDEQC) ESRC IAA impact project

5 April 2018

On 22 March, Prof Sally Thomas gave the keynote lecture at the “Continuing Professional Development for teachers and school leaders – UK and international practice” conference, organised and hosted by the National Academy for Education Management (NAEM) and Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET).

The conference was attended by 120+ participants including national policy makers, teacher trainers, school leaders and teachers. In her keynote Prof Thomas introduced the Professional Learning Communities concept and launched the ITDEQC East Asian Professional Learning Community (PLC) policy brief and the East Asian PLC toolkit.

The key aim of these new teacher professional development materials is to enhance schools as professional learning communities as well as the research impact of the ESRC DFID funded “Improving Teacher Development and Educational Quality” (ITDEQC) and “Improving Educational Evaluation and Quality In China” (IEEQC) projects.

The materials are designed for teachers, school leaders, teacher trainers and other leaders of professional learning to provide food for thought in promoting teacher development in Vietnam, China and similar country contexts in East Asia using examples of good PLC practices from Chinese Senior Secondary schools. The ITDEQC project materials are freely available in Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Thai and English via this link: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/education/research/sites/ieeqc/research-impact/

Prof Thomas also met and discussed future collaborations with the Director of the Enhancing Teacher Education Program (ETEP) Vietnam funded by World Bank, Ass.Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thuy Hong, the President of National Academy for Education Management, Prof.Dr, Pham Quang Trung, Rector of Hanoi University of Education, Prof. Dr Nguyen Van Minh and the Director of British Council Vietnam, Mr Danny Whitehead. Watch this space for further developments.

Further information can be found on the NAEM news page.

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