Student Centered Learning – Thailand

A Centre for Education Reform in Thailand

About SCLT

Mission Statement:

To provide a center of discussion and information for progressive education reform in Thailand that will lead to a unity of purpose and action among  Thai and international educators to realize the Thai Ministry of Education’s student centered learning reform of 1999.

Activities:

  1. The web site SCLThailand is  provided as a forum for information and discussion of progressive educational reform, including a special section on resources for student centered learning  on the web and discussion groups
  2. A semi -annual progressive education forum held in Bangkok for leading Thai and International educators featuring outstanding guest speakers. Members of SLCThailand can nominate choices for guest speakers
  3. Facilitating a network of pathway schools that share a common purpose of using student centered learning in their core curriculum in order to further student centered learning teacher training opportunities in Thailand

Editor in Chief and Managing Director: Foley’s Forecastle

Peter J. Foley,Ed.D. Visiting professor at Srinakarinwirot University ,faculty of social science. ; former Executive Vice President of the Prem International School (PTIS);  former Peace Corps Country Director for China; and former Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific ( and Russia) for FPIA the international arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.

Deputy Managing Director: Greg Cairnduff

Greg Cairnduff. Currently Director of The Australian International School Bangkok.

Advisor and Commentator:

Apichai Puntasen, Ph.D. Director of the Rural and Social Management Institute (RASMI) Foundation for Thailand Rural Reconstruction Movement Under Royal Patronage; former dean of the faculty of management science, Ubon Rajathanee University

Web Publishing and Translator:

Ms Prapapun Gongpermpoon. Director of the Rural and Social Management I

Senior Editors:

Porntip Kanjananiyot (Ms.) – master’s degrees from Columbia University (New York), in international education development and educational administration.

Tracking Student Centered Learning:

Chutima Thamraksa, Ph.D. , Associate Professor;  Director Bangkok University Language Institute

Student Centered Learning in China

Shi Jian,Ph.D.,  Vice President, Sichuan University

IB Schools:

Lister Hannah, President Emeritus of the Prem International School in Chiangmai, Thailand

Curriculum Development:

Sirmsree Chaisorn, Ph.D., Associate Professor , Faculty of Education, Chiangmai University; former dean of the Chiengmai University Faculty of Education

Child Centered Learning ages 4 to 12

Stan Chu, Senior  Faculty, Bank Street College Graduate School of Education

MOE moving towards reform:

Greg Cairnduff, Former Director of the Bachelor of Teaching Degree, Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia; currently director of the Australian International School, Bangkok.

School for Life Philosophy:

Jurgen Zimmer, Ph.D. , Professor Emeritus, Free University of Berlin; Founder of the International Academy for Innovative Pedagogy, Psychology and Economics; Co-Founder of the School for Life in Chiangmai.

Learner Active, Technology-Infused Classroom

Nancy Sulla, Ed.D. , President of Innovative Designs for Education

SCL Latest Research and Resources:

Barbara Kameniar, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Education, Melbourne University

SCL Mathematics and Teacher Training:

Yeap Ban Har, Ph.D.,Marshall Cavendish Institute, Singapore ; formerly professor of mathematics at the Singapore National Institute of Education

Children with Disabilities:

Alison Saracena, Special Education expert, especially with the deaf


Web Publishing Director: Mr. Bryan Forst and Uran Software “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”   John Dewey

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