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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(6), 703-709
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-6-18
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Theory of Constructivism and the Orientation of Hanoi Retraining College for Teachers and Educational Managers in Building a Model of Constructive School in Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Yen Phuong1,

1Hanoi Retraining College for Teachers and Educational Managers, Hanoi, Vietnam

Pub. Date: May 24, 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Educational Research in Vietnam: From Fundamentals to Application)

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Nguyen Thi Yen Phuong. Theory of Constructivism and the Orientation of Hanoi Retraining College for Teachers and Educational Managers in Building a Model of Constructive School in Vietnam. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(6):703-709. doi: 10.12691/education-6-6-18


Theory of constructivism was suggested in the early 20th century by Jean Piaget (1896 – 1980, a Swiss psychologist and epistemologist); since then, it has been applied to many fields, especially in education. In many countries, including Vietnam, the theory of constructivism has become one of the main tendencies in reforming education. Building and managing schools based on constructivism, also known as model constructive schools, are becoming the orientation of developing modern education. To achieve this model, the utmost prerequisite is to have qualified managing and teaching staff that can fulfill the school developing requirements. Hanoi Retraining College for Teachers and Educational Managers has been given a very important task of “Strengthen professional knowledge and career service for staff and teachers who manage and teach in the educational institutions in Hanoi”. In this paper, orientational solutions to fulfill the requirements in developing institutions based on the theory of constructivism in Vietnam are proposed.

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