On April 13, the School of Visual Arts held the 2021 “Learning the Party’s History, Building Dreams in Visual Arts” Teaching Ability Competition for Teachers for the purpose of further implementing the spirit of the Party’s history theme education, vigorously promoting the "craftsman spirit", and guiding teachers to keep in mind the fundamental task of fostering virtue through education and improving basic teaching skills. This competition invited five experts, including Professor Yuan Weikun, secretary of the Party Committee, and Professor Xu Jingxue, vice president of HNMMC, to serve as judges. All teachers of the School of Visual Arts watched the competition.
Xu Kejing, secretary of the Party branch of the School of Visual Arts, introduced the significance of this competition as one of the series of activities for the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Party in HNMMC. The Party branch must run the Party building work throughout the whole year of teaching, scientific research and management, student’s services and other aspects by carrying out the "learning Party’s history, fulfilling commitments, taking actions" activities in the hope that teachers will connect the spirit of Party history with practical work, integrate theory study with practice, and strive to improve their teaching skills and levels.
Based on the "2020 National Vocational College Skills Competition Teaching Ability Competition Plan", the competition was combined by two parts, a teaching implementation report and an on-site teaching demonstration. A total of 14 teams of teachers participated in the competition. They adhered to the spirit of ingenuity, and won full affirmation by the judges with their meticulous preparation in terms of teaching design, teaching content, teaching methods and language teaching attitudes. In the course of the competition, the teachers closely followed the teaching goals, skillfully used multimedia and other modern teaching methods, advanced step by step by focusing on the analysis of academic conditions and key and difficult points. They all reflected the ideological and political requirements in the professional teaching, and implemented the teaching concept of strengthening moral education and cultivating people.
In the end, Professor Liu Yanshu, director of the State-owned Assets Department, and Professor Shen Jianfei, director of the School of Visual Arts, made detailed comments on the competition, pinpointed the shortcomings of the participants, and raised higher requirements for teachers in their daily teaching and self-improvement.
Secretary Yuan Weikun gave credit to the School of Visual Arts for holding the teaching ability competition for three consecutive years. He hoped that teachers should become pioneers in innovation to make intellectual enquiries, strive to improve self-quality and professionalism in line with the characteristics of the college, and be a wise life mentor to foster virtue through education.