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 […]
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
First published in the T-AB Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand – Volume 2, June 2019 (pages 10-11)
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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 If all a teacher knows is outdated teaching practices, where they […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Ministry of Science and Technology has allocated a budget of 3.29 billion baht to implement 14 key initiatives to help tackle poverty and inequality through science through the ‘Big Rock’ project. Click on the banner on this page to download the full details.The
Kenan Foundation Asia is pleased to announce that it has accepted an appointment by Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, the Minister of Education, to serve on the Steering Committee for STEM Education in Schools. Kenan has designated its Senior Manager for Education, Dr. Kessara Amornvuthivorn, to serve on the Committee.
An economic tsunami is coming our way – robots, automation and digital technology are making once reliable, well-compensated jobs obsolete. Today, Thai kids, more than ever before, must be able to think critically and dynamically apply science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to solve complex problems. Without developing key
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