The Dewey Schools Advanced Program inherits the outstanding features of the schools’ Bilingual Program. The inter-level program from elementary to high school helps students to define a clear pathway from their start to university attendance.
Completely different from the traditional education that focuses on imparting knowledge and passive learning, The Dewey Schools Advanced Program is developed and integrated with the curriculum of our partner, Mount Vernon School, USA, and is also designed by The Dewey Schools Educational Research and Pedagogical Council (ERPC), which satisfies each student’s learning needs and goals.
This innovative and creative learning program offers novel and effective experiences to students, waking up their passion for learning, exploration and discovery. Graduates are well-rounded individuals who are ethically, intellectually, spiritually and physically ready for college, work and life, and are also adaptive and successful in any environment.
The integrated curriculum with our partner school, Mount Vernon, one of the US leading innovative schools, offers students an opportunity to experience 07 interdisciplinary subjects: English & Humanities, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, PE, and MDE. These interdisciplinary subjects, which emphasizes inquiry, impact, and innovation in education with a global impact focus and vision, are transferred and delivered in Vietnamese.
The English & Humanities allocation is 15 periods/ week with 50% Vietnamese teachers and 50% foreign teachers. Students learn actively in different pathways at varying progress defined by the MAP assessment. It is the most innovative and trusted assessment to measure student academic performance and development in reading and language use. Currently, the test is taken by over 9 million US students and international students in more than 145 countries around the world.
The Vietnamese-medium subjects designed by the Educational Research & Pedagogical Council (ERPC) provides opportunities for students to explore knowledge through practical experience.
TDS curriculum is delivered with 4 teaching methods: learning by doing, project-based learning, inquiry-based learning and design thinking. These 4 methods are developed based on the principle of teacher organization and student implementation so that students can explore, discover and master knowledge themselves.
These four learning methods, together with the curriculum and international teachers and specialists, will help Dewey students to develop 5 foundational skills of the 21st century, including communication, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and self-learning.
Examination & Assessment
TDS puts students in the center to build a competency-based curriculum that suits each student’s learning path. Students’ learning outcomes are not only used to assess their current competence but also to serve as a basis for the schools and teachers to design ability-appropriate lessons to help students to improve in the future. TDS assessment objectives are specified as below:
- Identify, plan and provide necessary information for effective learning
- Assess learners’ knowledge, skills and personality in line with life requirements and demands (learning assessment and assessment for improvements in learning)
- Feedback from various data sources
- Assess learners’ attitude, understanding and perception about their learning, school environment, and their participation and/or contribution to community activities (assessment while learning)
- Document learning performance and progress towards the goals of knowledge and skill mastery based on a synthetic learning and assessment information system.
- Plan for future learning