Welcome speech: project summary to prepare for healthy aging

Mr. Piyabutr Cholvijarn, President, Kenan Foundation Asia
The Pfizer Healthy Aging Society project has become a leading knowledge-based project in this area. A total of 181 participants completed the training in Bangkok and Ubon Ratchathani, some have expanded the work into their communities and created 27 development projects to

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Why criminals should fear these 7th graders

Have you ever come home after a long day, plopped down on the couch, and started watching CSI, Law & Order, or some other modern crime drama? Fast forward three-and-a-half hours and your eyes are still glued to the TV, mesmerized by that nonconformist investigator who miraculously puts bad guys […]

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How Professional Learning Communities are Transforming Education in Thailand

In the business world, the concept of a community of practice (a collective process of learning, exchange, and growth) is well recognized for its value in creating higher performing employees, teams, and organizations. The education space is no exception.
Taking notice of this proven practice, forward-looking governments and institutions have

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Thai Health Tourism at a Crossroads

Thailand is well known as a tourist destination because of its sandy beaches and beautiful nature, but its reputation as a health tourism destination is growing as well. Thailand boasts modern and internationally accredited hospitals, cosmopolitan reputation, and a favorable geographic location. We may think that Thailand has little more

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From the Three Rs to the Four Cs to the Workplace

First published in the T-AB Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand – Volume 2, June 2019 (pages 10-11)
Think about your job for a minute. What do you do every day? Do you face a series of routine, repetitive tasks? Or, does each day bring a new

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3 Key Elements for Developing a 21st Century Teacher

To paraphrase what has become a very popular saying in education circles, we are teaching 21st century learners, using 20th century teaching practices, in 19th century classroom settings. To put that more succinctly, teachers teach how they’ve been taught. If all a teacher knows is outdated teaching practices, where they […]

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Think Transforming Thai Education is Impossible? Think Again.

Ask five people in Thailand about the education system and you’ll get six opinions. Just about everyone in Thailand has strong thoughts on the Thai education system, and most believe it’s an albatross blocking the path towards Thailand 4.0 and the country’s development more generally. While there is consensus around […]

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Top 5 Myths About Public Education in Thailand

One of the things I like best about my job is getting to speak with a wide range of stakeholders, from Managing Directors, to Ministers, to teachers, about the pressing need for education reform here in Thailand that successfully builds 21st century skills and prepares students for the demands of […]

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