In the context of the changing global economy, from the era of industrial production to digital knowledge at an increasingly fast pace, the young generation will face challenges stemming from the impacts of digitization, automation, globalization in every industry. To prepare for these changes, today’s young generation not only needs to build reading, writing, and calculation skills, but also to form and develop skills in the areas of Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Computational Thinking, and Self-Direction.
The H.A.S educational program is built to keep up with the trends and requirements of modern society, overcoming the “old concepts” that are no longer suitable for the 21st century student generation.
- The H.A.S program measures progress through the learning process, not just a student’s final score.
- The H.A.S program focuses on applied learning to real-life situations, instead of simply focusing on knowledge of subjects. This realism is demonstrated by applying skills from a variety of subject areas (math, literacy, critical thinking, science, etc.) to new problems and challenges. These are the skills that students need to be prepared for the modern job market.
- In addition to the basic academic requirements, the H.A.S program also sets goals for non-academic habits, thinking and skills. Instead of focusing on teaching a set of content knowledge to help students pass exams, the HAS program is geared towards training learners who can problem solve, work together. , think creatively and compete in the ever-changing world we live in today. The fair assessment of non-academic and academic competencies ensures students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, mindset and are prepared for changes in the changing global economy.
1. How is “Success at H.A.S” defined?
Current “limited” definitions of student success often value content knowledge over the skills and mindsets needed for students to thrive in today’s rapidly changing world.
At H.A.S, success is measured and recognized based on regular assessments of a range of habits, mindsets, skills and experiences. This helps students stay prepared for their learning journey- practice, work in the future.
Inheriting and developing the NextGen competency framework that has been used in many schools around the world, the School has oriented post-graduation goals for students including academic and non-academic competencies; thinking, skills and experience in four groups. Each group includes a set of competencies, or experiences, that students need to complete by the end of the school year.
- Competencies related to academic content and knowledge: Graduates need to at least achieve the competencies and knowledge outputs specified by the Ministry of Education and be able to apply in many ways through experiences at HAS
- Success Habits Competency Group: Developing personal and interpersonal skills, habits and behaviors. According to research, these are essential for academic success, self-direction, and personal happiness.
- New Generation Essential Competencies (Nextgen): Develop problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and collaboration skills as well as skills relevant to the ever-changing and evolving world. entrepreneurship, digital savvy and real life.
- Orientation Experiences: These focus on developing “self-direction” by focusing on identifying interests and passions, navigating transitions, learning from failure, and accumulating social knowledge to plan for the future after graduation.
Target competency groups. Source : Building 21
2. How does H.A.S achieve its goals and orientation?
The student-centered and competency oriented learning model
- Student-centered learning management system; tracking students’ progress, updating proficiency levels continuously through the stages and through the online Learning Portfolio.
- The competency framework includes sets of competencies and skills, as a comprehensive assessment tool, so that students know where they are and what they need to do to reach their goals.
- Experiential opportunities for students expose them to a variety of career fields, industry and the skills necessary for a global citizen.
- During the learning process, students always have the opportunity to demonstrate their own abilities, and to apply the skills and knowledge they have learned to find answers to big questions/problems, to create learning products.
- Learning takes place inside and outside of school.
- Learning process is executed through methods and active learning techniques such as projects, issues, It query, experience and emotional and social competence .
- Personalized learning plans enable students, families and schools to track, monitor, and plan based on detailed and realistic information about learning progress and outcomes that includes Goal Setting, Task Completion, Proficiency, Acquisition, Score and Progress on Assessments, Behavior, Achievement of Habits familiar with success, future development orientation.
The competencies that students will be created through activities at Hanoi Adelaide School are as followed:
3. Education program at Hanoi Adelaide School by grade level
Objectives : To help students create the foundation of HAS competency groups; focus on identifying self-emotional and things surrounding life, create life skills, skills to form relationships with friends, teachers and family; develop harmoniously physical, mental and language; Stimulate curiosity and creative thinking.
3.2. Middle School Level
Objectives: To help students develop HAS qualities and competencies, create a foundation to continue to develop at the next level; focus on identifying and controlling their own emotions, create and control relationships; continue to develop self-study capacity and a sense of lifelong learning, experience oriented social activities, community service activities and career guidance activities to form self-development capacity, habits Accustomed to success, the essential skill of the new generation.
3.3 . High School Level
Objective: To help students with self-study ability, ready to enter the university environment, or learn a trade or enter the labor market, meet the strong stream of career orientation in high school. in the direction of personalization, adapting to changes in the context of globalization and industrial revolution.
The H.A.S high school education program has 2 routes:
- The H.A.S Enhancement program focuses on academic and English language competence, developing self-study and lifelong learning, and the ability to choose careers in line with abilities and interests.
- Dual Degree Program: an integration between the Vietnamese High School Curriculum and the Australian High School Curriculum. After graduation, students are ready to participate in the learning environment at home and abroad.
Hanoi Adelaide School
Pioneer in Competency-based Education