Methodology & Environment
In line with the policy and action plan for the development of Environmental Education (EE) in Vietnam, issued by the Ministry of Education and Training in 2002, VVOB is building capacities with teacher trainers to integrate EE in lessons and extra curricular activities, to develop learning materials and to conduct research. Part of this intervention is to provide specific Environmental Education technical inputs to teacher trainers involved in the different activities related to EE. The use of innovative approaches and teaching methodologies such as Problem Based Learning is at the core of the activities around Environmental Education. The EE activities are seen as a means to advance the use of these methodologies and approaches.
In order to ensure that a maximum of teacher trainers and trainees can benefit from this work, VVOB is also supporting work on innovative teaching which goes beyond EE. A number of methodological modules are being developed and introduced in VVOB’s 5 teacher training institutes by a core group of methodology and didactics teachers. Gradually the work on innovative approaches and methodologies is also introduced in in-service teacher training.