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Currently, at Tra Vinh University as well as other universities in Vietnam, lecturers mostly focus on professional teaching without paying much attention to training soft skills for students such as teamworking, problem solving, interpersonal communication skills, ... In addition, students are only interested in learning how to become an engineer, an accountant or a doctor without training soft skills or just studying in compulsory form, and lack of depth investment. Lacking soft skills that lead the graduates facing a lot of trouble in their professional life. In the higher education system, graduates can have a good practice in career, can design a machine, can have good programming skill, can develop a model of growth economy but they can hardly
communicate, work in groups or solve problems effectively. For solving this problem, the Department of Information Technology has developed a curriculum based on the CDIO approach, but there are still many issues to be improved. In this paper, the authors introduce solutions to integrate soft skills in professional teaching, specifically in teaching specialized subjects at the Department of Information Technology, School of Engineering and Technology, Tra Vinh University.
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