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Army Academy renews and improves the quality of education, training and scientific research

As a centre for education and training of middle and senior cadres and military scientific research of the Military, over the past years, under the leadership of the Party, the Central Military Commission, and the Ministry of National Defence, the Army Academy have always stuck to the objectives and training requirements, actively renewed and improved the quality of training, education, and scientific research, making an important contribution to the cause of Military building, defence consolidation and Fatherland protection.

Thoroughly grasping and strictly implementing the resolutions and directives of the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defence on education and training, and basing on the results of 10 years implementing the Strategy for developing education and training in the Military in the 2011-2020 period, the Party Committee and Board of Directors of the Academy have focused on leading and directing the synchronous implementation of education, training and scientific research with many innovative and creative contents, gradually increasing its quality. Notably, it has led and directed the implementation of three breakthroughs, namely: "best teaching quality - most serious management, training and learning - highest training and scientific research results", and gained comprehensive results; synchronously renewed programs, contents and teaching-learning methods in the direction of standardisation, modernisation and interconnection with relevance to the objectives, training requirements, the practice of training, combat readiness, and military building in the new situation; increase the practice time; strictly implement the motto of "Basic, systematic, unified, intensive", linking the schools with the units in education and training .

The quality of lecturers and educational administrators are highly valued by the Academy. The Academy directs faculties to actively apply modern scientific and technological achievements to teaching and scientific research; upgrade teaching facilities, contributing to the implementation of the Project on building "Smart schools”, approaching the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Leaders of the academy direct an exercise

Facing the increasingly high requirements of the cause of Military building, defence consolidation and Fatherland protection in the new situation, on the basis of 10 years' experience and results in implementing the Strategy for education and training development training in the Military in the period of 2011 - 2020, in the coming time, the Academy’s Party Committee and Board of Directors determine to continue to promote innovation and improve the quality of education, training and scientific research, in which emphasis is placed on the following measures:

Firstly, thoroughly grasping and strictly implementing the resolutions, conclusions, directives and regulations of the Party, the State, the Central Military Commission, the Ministry of National Defence on education, training and scientific research, focusing on the Resolution of the 13th Party Congress; the 8th Resolution of the Party Central Committee (11th tenure) on "Fundamentally and comprehensively renovating education and training to meet the requirements of industrialisation and modernisation in the context of a socialist-oriented market economy and international integration”; Resolution of the 11th Military Party Congress; Resolution No. 86/NQ-ĐUQSTW, dated March 29, 2007 of the Central Military Party Committee (now the Central Military Commission) on education and training in the new situation; the Strategy for development of education and training in the Military in the 2020 – 2030 period. In particular, emphasis is placed on the Party's new thinking on Fatherland protection, new contents on the roadmap to build a lean, compact and strong Military by 2030 which have been identified in the document of the 13th National Party Congress and the 11th Military Party Congress. At the same time, focus on leading and directing the development of training programs and contents strictly, scientifically, in accordance with the instructions of upper levels, especially the Project of "Training and fostering Military leaders and commanders" ” of the Ministry of National Defence and the Project of “Innovating the process and program of training cadres at all levels in the Military to meet the requirements and tasks in the new situation” of the General Staff.

Secondly, actively innovating educational and training contents and programs in the direction of synchronous, rigorous, scientific, effective and non-overlapping. On the basis of training objectives and requirements, the Academy advocates reviewing and building processes, programs, content, and teaching-learning methods suitable for each subject to meet the requirements of modern war, especially the contents of traditional training in the liberation war in the form of research and development in the new conditions of the war to defend the Fatherland. Develop and implement plans seriously in a logical and scientific manner; closely combine theory with practice, formal training with extra-curricular activities, job-based training, and enhance practical learning and internships at units. Deploying the "Strategy for development of education and training in the Military in the period of 2020 - 2030 and beyond", the Academy researches and adjusts some contents of the course “university teaching theory and pedagogical theory”; builds scenarios for training, practice and rehearsal closer to actual conditions; update and put into teaching new contents relevant to the actual development of military and defence activities in the world and the task of  Fatherland protection in new conditions.

Thirdly, improving the quality of lecturers and educational administrators. Implementing the Project of "Consolidating and developing the contingent of teachers and educational administrators in the period of 2020 - 2030 and orientations for the following years", in the coming time, the Academy actively selects sources, nurture and develop its teaching staff and educational administrators with sufficient quantity and good quality, and standardise the contingent of teachers and educational administrators. In order to improve the quality of its teaching staff, the Academy attaches importance to both sending qualified staff for training in academies and schools inside and outside the Military, at home and abroad and proactively conducting in place training through pedagogical activities of faculties and departments and sending staff and lecturers on fact-finding trips to Military units; promote methodological activities, such as: practice, trial teaching, teaching rehearsal, teaching contest, etc., thereby making positive changes in pedagogical capability and skill, and upgrading qualification for teaching staff on par with requirements and tasks.

Finally, closely combining the innovation of teaching methods of lecturers with promoting the positivity, initiative and creativity of students; combining scientific research with investment in modern facilities. To overcome the teacher-centred method, on the basis of application of modern science and technology, the Academy directs faculties to apply advanced teaching methods, promoting the positivity, initiative and creativity of learners in receiving information; actively research and innovate teaching methods suitable to each content and type of learners; promote academic exchange activities and improve the quality of lectures. During the class time, the Academy requires the teaching staff to apply the interactive and learner-based approach and guide students to access research materials, actively grasp knowledge, both to test awareness, promote students' independent and creative thinking ability.

Closely combining education and training with scientific research is a consistent policy that the Academy’s Party Committee and Board of Directors attach great importance to. Accordingly, the Academy directs its agencies and faculties to facilitate researches and projects on military art, social science and military humanities close to practical requirements; supplement and develop the theory of military art relevant to the war to defend the Fatherland in new conditions; increase investment in scientific research in order to motivate and encourage staff, lecturers and students to participate in scientific research; strictly maintain order and improve the quality of operations of scientific groups. Actively exploit and apply scientific projects according to Resolution No. 52-NQ/TW, dated September 27, 2019 of the Politburo on “A number of guidelines and policies to actively participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution". In addition, the Academy increases investment in modern teaching equipment through the construction and upgrading its facilities, the application of information technology, digital maps, and libraries, etc.; actively deploys 2D, 3D software applications, wide area network (WAN) in the drills; has the right exploitation of modern facilities.

Improving the quality of education, training and scientific research is an indispensable condition to complete the goal of building the Army Academy towards the model of "Smart School", approaching the Fourth Industrial Revolution, meeting the requirements of building Military cadres for the cause of national construction and defence in the new situation.

Lt. Gen., Assoc Prof, Dr., HOANG VAN MINH,  Director of the Academy

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