TONY WAGNER’S CONCEPT – PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Professional and Personal Development Program
(Following the concept of Dr. Tony Wagner – Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s new Innovation Lab and Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute, founded by Linda Darling-Hammond in 2015)
Investing in Professional and Personal Development Program (PPDP) are the top priority for our School of International Business – Marketing. Our program ensuring all students are equipped not just with employment knowledge and skills, but with the ‘tools’ which will enable them to compete in the new marketplace.
As a heading Business School in Ho Chi Minh City serving several major parts in the South of Vietnam, enhancing PPDP is a key issue for our School and it is important to adopt a strategy that ensures that all students are provided with the opportunity to improve their access to employment. We equip our students in all areas as to 3 characteristics considered important for employability that do not related to our academic content of program, but to personal qualities or attitudes and not “skills” that are commonly “taught”: Reliability, A positive attitude to the work and The ability to work co-operatively with others.
Under a special permission of Doctor Tony Wagner given to and through his network in Vietnam, our school is including his famous concept into the PPDP: The Global Achievement Gap – the gap between what even our best schools are teaching and testing Versus the skills all students will need for careers, college and citizenship in the 21st skills: (1) Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving; (2) Collaboration Across Networks and Leading by Influence; (3) Agility and Adaptability; (4) Initiative and Entrepreneurialism; (5) Effective Oral and Written Communication; (6)Accessing and Analyzing Information and (7) Curiosity and Imagination.