Ho Chi Minh City University of Education - Vietnam

  1. Abstract

The industry 4.0 is a developing tendency in the world and it makes huge influences on most aspects of human life. The construction of 4.0 industry provides myriads of opportunities as well as challenges; in which there is the requirement for well-qualified human resources.

The aim of this report is to mention and analyses a rising trend “Experimental education” which has been applied in some developed countries in order to get awareness of students and educators. The report will take use of secondary data to give out the pros and cons of this teaching method in terms of answering how Experimental Education will help meeting the demand for human resources in the new era.

Keywords: Experimental education, human resources, 4.0 Industry

In recent years, the scenarios of Industry 4.0 has been developing strongly, with achievements in fields such as cyber – physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing, cognitive computing and big data. In further, with the progress of robots will change considerably work market. Many investigations indicated that Industry 4.0 would result in a plentiful decrease in low – skill professions and an increase in high – skill activities, embracing planning, control and IT – related tasks (Martin Ford, 2009).

In order words, Industry 4.0 will require the world to producenew kinds of human resource who must obtain new skills to adapt, to manage, and to utilize the advantage of Industry 4.0. These skills include not only the ability of interdisciplinary cooperation, the knowledge of technology, but also the ability to think logically, confidently, creatively in the chain operating system (Sabine Pfeiffer, 2015). Therefore, preparation for these requirements needs comprehensive training and qualification pathways, especially a new approach to education.

The subjects of experimental education crucially concentrate on students in all degrees who will become a part of primarily human resource in the 4.0 era. The objectives of experimental education not only aim at real experience in all fields of life, bringing new and different outlooks and opportunities to students and youths about issues around, but also helping the workforce to be able to adapt to future qualification requirements originated from Industry 4.0.

The commission of this paper is to present the real situations, some investigations and models in Experimental education applied and carried out in some countries in order to evaluate the pros and cons of this education model as well as some methods to conduct it effectively.


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