“Broadly speaking, critical thinking skills of Thai workers are, unfortunately, inadequate. This limits their capacity to make their own decisions in an unexpected event, without support from their boss, and puts them at a disadvantage compared with workers from other countries. If we could enhance their critical thinking and
“Hotels should be prepared for when the COVID-19 situation stabilizes. Employees should work together collaboratively, analyze problems and keep communicating effectively with the team. Now more than ever, building employee’s skills in the hospitality sector is crucial.”, said Ms. Pimnada Ratthakornkiatkun.
Ms. Pimnada Ratthakornkiatkun, a training and learning manager
Nong Lek Samonthorn* is a student in Narathiwat, one of the southernmost provinces in Thailand, who joined the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Chumchon Harapan project in 2019. The aim of Chumchon Harapan is to improve social cohesion among community members, and Lek serves as a youth leader,
Teachers play one of the most important roles in a student’s life, this makes teaching jobs challenging and full of responsibility, while still being rewarding in many ways. Mr. Nopparat Buranathavorn, a science teacher at Nikhom Sang Ton Eng School in Rayong Province, knows this very well.
Finding ways to
At Kenan Foundation Asia, when we look into our employee profiles, all attended reputable universities and hold either a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree. Additionally, some employees have earned PhDs, and apply their academic experience to projects in research and other technical areas. With their profiles, they could easily
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only taken its tolls on peoples’ health but has also created a global economic downturn. Many people are struggling financially and are being forced to sell or wind down their businesses. Certain consumer behaviors have changed, perhaps forever. People have been locked down at home
Public health personnel are the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. Similarly, the frontline for Thai schools are the teachers. In this case, teachers support the students and their parents, not only against the pandemic, but also in coping with changes in teaching and widening education inequality.
Moving from the Lockdown to the New Normal
Like many countries, Thailand went through a three-month lockdown (stay-at-home) period to prevent the spread of Covid-19. During the lockdown, people were forced to isolate with limited opportunities to participate in outdoor activities and socialize. The sharp dip in the economy
What are you hoping to accomplish when you teach someone something? Do you want that person to know more about the subject because of your teaching? Or gain a greater appreciation for the material? Or take what they learned and apply it in the real world? How you define success
Ms. Natthaya Issarangkoon Na Ayuttaya is a 5th-grade teacher with a unique background. Three years ago, she hung up her lab coat to switch from a career in the private sector, where she worked first as a sales engineer and later as a lab technician, to educate the next generation