Xi Jinping: Learn dialectical materialism and historical materialism, innovate classroom teaching, give students a profound learning experience, and guide students to establish correct ideals and beliefs and learn correct thinking methods.

This passage is from a speech delivered by General Secretary Xi Jinping on March 2019, 3 at a symposium for teachers of ideological and political theory courses in schools.

The ideological and political theory course is a key course for comprehensively implementing the party's educational policy, implementing the fundamental task of cultivating morality and cultivating people, and cultivating socialist builders and successors, aiming to guide the vast number of young students to establish lofty ideals and beliefs, and stimulate young students' sense of responsibility and mission in striving for national rejuvenation and people's happiness. Dialectical materialism and historical materialism are scientific world outlooks and methodologies and powerful theoretical weapons of the Chinese Communists. Teachers of ideological and political courses should master the positions, viewpoints and methods of dialectical materialism and historical materialism, continuously improve their ability to think dialectically, and guide and help students to continuously improve their ability to use the basic principles of Marxism to analyze and solve practical problems by bringing scientific thinking methods to the classroom.

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core has attached great importance to the ideological and political education of young students, the construction of ideological and political courses in primary and secondary schools has been vigorous and improving, reform and innovation have become the main theme of ideological and political classrooms, teaching methods and methods have been continuously renewed, and teaching effects have been continuously improved. The concept of "Big Ideological and Political Course" continuously expands the time and space field of ideological and political courses, and innovates the institutional mechanism of all-staff education, whole-process education and all-round education; Case teaching method, special topic teaching method, flipped classroom, smart classroom and other methods and methods activate classroom teaching, inspire students' thinking, and tell stories, reason, and feelings to enhance the attractiveness and appeal of ideological and political courses. Some teachers of ideological and political courses have funny language and vivid descriptions, interestingly entertaining boring theories, and thoroughly explaining esoteric issues. A teacher of ideological and political courses at Chinese Minmin University wrote an article "The Future of the Solar System: Engels and Science Fiction", which showed the extraordinary charm of the dialectical materialist worldview in the language of life, and many college students expressed that they would go to see Engels' "Dialectics of Nature" after reading it. Some universities make full use of intelligent media to transform abstract theoretical teaching into experience courses that blend scenarios, such as the "Virtual Simulation Ideological and Political Course Experience Teaching Center" in Beijing Institute of Technology, which allows students to experience the 100-year glorious history of the Communist Party of China in a virtual simulation environment of "audiovisual touch" with digital virtual simulation technology and large-scale learning space. The affinity, appeal, pertinence and effectiveness of ideological and political courses have been continuously enhanced, which has greatly stimulated students' enthusiasm, motivation and interest in learning.

"Young people, the king of life, the spring of life, the glory of life." Young people in the new era are a generation that "has light in their eyes, strength under their feet, and faith in their hearts", and they are also a new force for realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Doing a good job in vivid ideological and political lessons will undoubtedly sow the spark of ideals and convictions for young students. The majority of ideological and political teachers should focus on the duties and missions of cultivating more newcomers who are worthy of the important task of national rejuvenation, constantly innovate classroom teaching methods and methods, make the classroom full of novelty and vitality, guide students to establish correct ideals and beliefs, learn correct thinking methods, and strive to promote the high-quality development of ideological and political courses.

Special Expert of this issue: Zhao Chunli, School of Marxism, Beijing Technology and Business University