On the morning of February 24, as part of the BUILD-IT project, HCMUTE held the Seminar on the Application of the Project-Based teaching method, which was attended by nearly 50 preregistered officers and lecturers.
The seminar was presented by Dr. Scott Danielson from Arizona University, U.S.A., Ms. Eloisa Achal—Advanced Marketing Specialist of National Instrument (NI), and Mr. Phan Nguyen Quy Nhon—NI’s application engineer.
Dr. Scott Danielson showed that the traditional teaching method leaves graduates lacking practical and problem-solving skills. To remedy this, he introduced the new model of project-based learning. With this method, knowledge is acquired from students’ own experiences and discovery as they try to carry out the project that is connected to each subject of study. In other words, students will be the ones actively looking for knowledge, whereas lecturers only the ones assisting. This relative independence will help develop confidence and problem-solving skills.
On top of that, at the seminar Engineer Phan Nguyen Quy Nhon introduced the LabVIEW software, whose user-friendly interface facilitates students’ project work.