The most critical requirement in Vietnam is improving the quality of training teachers by developing professional skills to meet the requirements of the national innovation in education. This study aims to investigate lecturers’ and pre-service teachers’ evaluation of the process of teaching pedagogical skills in educational institutions in Vietnam. This is a cross-sectional school-based study using the survey to collect data from 448 pre-service teachers and 85 lecturers. The questionnaire was designed based on the research objectives and the standard regulations of the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training. Cronbach’s alpha of the questionnaire was 0.83. The results of this study are evidence of the inadequacy of learners’ needs in pedagogical training programs in teacher training institutions in Vietnam. Educational universities need to improve their training plans, contents, and curriculum to maximize professional skills practice, facilitate soft skills development, and support interaction between lecturers and pre-service teachers. Enhancing professional skills for lecturers and monitoring their teaching process is also recommended.
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