Nguyễn Huy Cường
Trưởng Khoa Ngôn ngữ, T.S, giảng viên
Ph.D., Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education, Michigan State University, 2017
M.A., TESOL, Canberra University, 2007
B.A., TESOL, University of Education Ho Chi Minh City, 2004
I teach courses on English language skills, teaching methodologies, academic writing, and culture-related issues. I am currently developing new courses on language and culture and qualitative research methods.
My current research interests include: second language acquisition, self-directed learning, philosophy of education, and international/comparative education.
I believe that anyone can learn new things if they want to and if they receive proper inspiration and support from others. The ultimate aim of education is, as far as I am concerned, to familiarize people with a range of social norms and, ideally, how to question them.
RECENT COURSES TAUGHT
Language and Culture
Academic Writing 1 & 2
Academic Listening 1
SQ21: 21 Skills of Spiritual Intelligence (by Cindy Wigglesworth). Vietnamese translation. HCMC General Publishing House. October 2018.
Cuong Nguyen (2018) Reconstructing ‘Education’ through mindful attention: Positioning the mind at the center of curriculum and pedagogy, Educational Philosophy and Theory, DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2018.1458469
Wilinski, B., Nguyen, C. H., & Landgraf, J. M. (2016). Global Vision, Local Reality: Transforming Pre-Primary Teacher Training in Tanzania. Current Issues in Comparative Education, 19(1), 6-25.
Greenwalt, K. A., & Nguyen, C. H. (2017). The Mindfulness Practice, Aesthetic Experience, and Creative Democracy. Education and Culture, 33(2), 49-65.
RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
The Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign Language at International University (VNU-HCMC): Challenges and Recommendations. UK-Vietnam TVET Conference. Ho Chi Minh City. October 4th, 2018.
Mindfulness and Creative Democracy. Co-presented with Kyle Greenwalt at The John Dewey Society. (San Antonio, Texas). April 27th-May 1st, 2017.
Mindfulness Education as a Self-Contradictory Endeavor in Western Classrooms: A Critical Analysis. Presented at AERA. (San Antonio, Texas). April 27th-May 1st, 2017.
East Meets West in the Classroom: A New Vision of Pedagogy of Engagement. ASDP Conference. (Washington, DC). March 17-19, 2016..