Assoc. Prof. PhD., People’s Teacher Ton Than – teacher of Professor Ngo Bao Chau visited UTS
Today morning, 19th of March, UTS welcomed the visit of Assoc.Prof.PhD. – People’s Teacher Ton Than and his wife. Mr. Ton Than is the chief author of Mathematics textbooks in Vietnam general educational program. He is also teacher of Professor Ngo Bao Chau – the first Vietnamese who won the Fields Medal and 2 gold medals in the International Mathematical Olympiad and Dr. Hoang Le Minh – the first Vietnamese who won the gold medal in the International Mathematical Olympiad.
In the conversation with UTS’ teachers, Mr. Ton Than expressed his impression with the creative learning and training space of UTS which he called “the paradise for children”. In his point of view, the most important mission of education is training awareness and thinking for students, especially creative thinking. Learning is not just reading comprehension, learning the formulas by heart and completing the exercises. Educators should go into details of new aspects, inspire the researching spirit for the future talents.
Mr. Ton Than shared: “Adding STEM into the UTS curriculum is very interesting, since it is space for students to freely execute creative activities. There are many unique ideas which can not be created by adults. However, with the imagination of kids, it can be possible!”
The visit and conversation of Mr. Ton Than brought UTS’ teachers lots of meaningful education experiences. Wish Mr. Ton Than a strong health, maintain the passion for education and continue contributing to the national education.