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Teamwork Asian style

By Dr. Wei Wei, LSU This is Wei’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek News on 01/02/2013. I have never believed that the idea of “teamwork” can work in the Asian context. I can still vaguely remember the first time I did teamwork with 3 colleagues from Asia in the student common room of the School […]

Facebook and learning

By David DeBrot, LSU This is David’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek News on 04/01/2013. Social media tools such as Facebook are used in advertising, marketing and commerce. But could it also help you with your studies? I think it may. ‘Social media’ is a bit of a misnomer as it seems to conflate being […]

It is OK to be confused

By Sam Graham, LSU This is Sam’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek News on 7/12/2012. University can be a scary place. There are constant deadlines and never any time to rest and apply what you have already learned. Each class brings new subject material or a new assignment, always pushing the boundaries of knowledge. New ideas […]

The pursuit of lifelong learning for Vietnamese students

By Truong Thuy Van, LSU This is Van’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek News on 2/11/2012. When people hear about my graduate school plan, they often say ‘You’ve learnt enough. You’ve graduated university and have a secure job. Girls at your age don’t need to learn more’. My question is: How much is enough? When […]

Transitioning to university in Vietnam

By Dy Healy, LSU July – This morning, on my way to work, I saw lots of parents sitting in front of every school, waiting for their children with anxious faces. “Will my child be able to answer all the questions? Is she confident enough? Has she prepared everything she needs?” Seven years ago, my […]

Secrets of scholarship students

This is Van’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek on 3/8/2012. By Truong Thuy Van, LSU I was panicking. My notebook was blank, as well as my mind. My textbook was underused. The final exam was coming in a few weeks. I had never been in this situation before. That frightening feeling […]

Dad and Mom

This is Wei’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek on 6/7/2012. By Dr. Wei Wei, LSU Me: “Let’s talk about parents. What questions did the parents usually ask you when they came to the school?” Teacher: “They want to know everything of their kids at school. After the exams or the results being released, we […]

What is the point of an education?

This is Sam’s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek on 1/6/2012. By Sam Graham, LSU I have a job offer for you. It is a really good one with some nice perks. You get to read all sorts of books and spend hours each week debating with your co-workers. Productivity is optional, so long as […]

Incorporating teamwork in education

This is Carol‘s article that appeared in Thanh Nien News and Vietweek on 4/5/2012. By Carol Witney As organisations are becoming more reliant on teamwork processes to meet their needs in a global market, and team experiences are considered by employers as a valuable graduate attribute, it seems natural then those educators would respond to […]

Learn, don’t study!

This is David’s article that appeared in Viet Week and the Thanh Nien News on the 2/3/2012.  By David DeBrot Learning, as opposed to studying can improve your results in your academic career, professional career and your life. It’s a powerful approach to information and the world that can make your life experience and learning […]

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