HANOY (VNA) – Teaching history at the higher secondary level, optional for the Ministry of Education and Training, mandatory for the National Assembly’s Culture and Education Commission, continues to create a wave of public opinion.
“Indeed, in November 2015, discipline entered the history of the National Assembly as the first and probably the only one introduced on the deputies’ menu,” recalled the historian Duong, vice-president and secretary-general of the Vietnamese Association of Historical Sciences. Trang Kook.
“The people of Vietnam have always had a special awareness of history. It is not just a history of knowledge, it has to do with the nation’s character, courage and traditional values,” he said.
If today, as yesterday, history is part of the general foundation of a shared culture that the nation seeks to transmit to its children during their schooling, the teaching of this discipline still hurts the human mind.
“How to promote history on school benches? This is a thorny question we are currently facing,” declared historian Dung Trung Kok.
The Ministry of Education and Training has proposed that from the 2022-2023 school year, high school students will learn seven compulsory subjects and five subjects they will be able to choose, including history, which is a social part of science.
The purpose of this reform is thus to teach those who want to study physics, chemistry, biology, technology and industry (computing, technology, music, arts) or social sciences (history, history, geography, economic education and law).
Opinions, however, believe that it is important to train the country’s youth in the scientific field – a guarantee of future innovation – not against humanitarian education, but with the aim of awakening patriotism and tradition. Of national history.
The Vice-President and Secretary-General of the Vietnam Association of Historical Sciences pointed out, “We have to face the truth, there is a great limit to national education, even a step backwards, which includes not dividing early issues into series.” .
“This department, which facilitates career choice and specialized training in a systematic and systematic way, will have a significant impact on human resources in today’s increasingly demanding society,” he said.
Historian Dung Trung Kwok says the new general education curriculum implemented by the Ministry of Education and Training is “reasonable” and follows the world’s educational trends.
Theoretically, from 1st to 9th grade, students gain a considerable amount of history knowledge. “This is important, but we are still teaching them to use their memories to learn history. I believe that making history a work of memory is a systematic error,” he noted, believing that memory can now be helped by the present simple. Data access.
Finally, in high school, history education is built on the lessons learned during compulsory schooling and is open to reflection and civic awareness, national pride, traditional dignity, questions with programs or an adaptive approach to historical moments. Fulfill this ambition.
“We should support the approach to modern educational processes, including the division of series, but it would be difficult to accept the potential etiology of the teaching of history in schools,” he said. – He called for education. Keep more resources in the sector.
“It’s not just an investment of money, but an investment in the method of teaching and the thought of getting closer to history. History is a discipline of perceiving the past and making laws from it for the present, and not a discipline of remembering the past.” He said. – VNA