Design of a competency-based moral lesson for teaching critical thinking skills in Vietnamese primary schools
Ngô Vũ Thu Hằng
Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam
This paper describes the design of a moral education lesson in accordance with a competency-based approach to teaching critical thinking for primary students. Sympathy is selected as a target moral value and used as a theme to teach critical thinking for students. By using literature on competency-based education and critical thinking as a theoretical framework and applying a design-based research approach, this study improves our understanding of how to design a model competency-based lesson and provides a specific exemplary lesson for increasing critical thinking competency in the moral education of primary students. The study suggests a program for teacher professional development using a competency-based approach to train teachers for effective implementation of the designed lesson.
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|Author: Dr Ngô Vũ Thu Hằng has been a teacher educator and a researcher at Hanoi National University of Education in Vietnam for more than fifteen years. She obtained her doctoral degree in education at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Her research area is primary education and social constructivism.
Please cite as: Hằng, N. V. T. (2020). Design of a competency-based moral lesson for teaching critical thinking skills in Vietnamese primary schools. Issues in Educational Research, 30(1), 115-133. http://www.iier.org.au/iier30/hang.pdf