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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 539-545
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-27
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Developing Problem-Solving Competency for Students in Teaching Biology at High School in Vietnam

Phan Thi Thanh Hoi1, , Dinh Quang Bao1, Phan Khac Nghe2 and Nguyen Thi Hang Nga1

1Faculty of Biology, Hanoi National University of Education, Hanoi, Vietnam

2Ha Tinh High School for Gifted Students, Ha Tinh, Vietnam

Pub. Date: May 08, 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Educational Research in Vietnam: From Fundamentals to Application)

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Phan Thi Thanh Hoi, Dinh Quang Bao, Phan Khac Nghe and Nguyen Thi Hang Nga. Developing Problem-Solving Competency for Students in Teaching Biology at High School in Vietnam. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(5):539-545. doi: 10.12691/education-6-5-27


Accessing to the general trend of the world, Vietnam is in the process of setting up a new General education curriculum oriented to learner competency development. In that curriculum, problem-solving is one of the common competencies that need to be formed and developed for students. Thus, developing and evaluating problem solving competency is one of the tasks that teachers in disciplines at all levels of learning and need to do. However, in in Vietnam nowadays, teaching of competency approach is still difficult for teachers. In this article, on the basis of research on competency, we have given a problem-solving competency development process in teaching biology at high school as an illustrative example.

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