Student Centered Learning – Thailand

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By  Peter J. Foley, Ed.D., editor–in-chief As we start our fifth year of publishing SCLThailand, we reflect on the ingenuity and goodness of the Thai people. Yes, there are struggles in terms of education reform in Thailand, and yes, there are concerns that the results of Pisa and O-Net exams show Thai students’ poor academic […]

Managing M Exchange

Porntip Kanjananiyot Chotima Chaitiamwong Thailand-United States Educational Foundation (TUSEF/Fulbright Thailand) Tusef@fulbrightthai.org Abstract Student exchange remains an effective mechanism for education cooperation and networking of higher education institutions, moving toward internationalization. Priorities are, however, more on the exchange administration rather than the students who are the very key component of the exchange, not to mention the […]

Jian Shi – Xin Wang[1]   China now is undergoing speedy changes, and, along with the changes, the progress and development in its higher education is playing a critical role. The changes and progress of Chinese higher education could also reflect exactly the fundamental changes this country has been going through in different historical periods. […]

Do You Understand?

DO YOU UNDERSTAND? Ms Ellen Cornish and Dr Don Jordan ‘The biggest communication problem is we don’t listen to understand, we listen to reply’. (Source unknown) How often have you given a lecture or lesson and checked for understanding during the session by asking: ‘Any questions?’, ‘Did you get that? ‘Does everybody understand? ‘Does that […]

Jurgen Zimmer, in this month’s article, “The Situational Approach in Didactics of Higher Education” makes a solid case for progressive education. There are many educational approaches encompassed under the rubric of progressive education and certainly the situational approach is pivotal. At SCLThailand the term student centered  translates into many similar or identical approaches including not only […]

by Jürgen Zimmer Thirteen Theses and Commentaries THE SITUATIONAL APPROACH: IN A NUTSHELL The situational approach has its origins in the educational reforms of the early 1970s in West Germany. Based on a critique of curriculum design in formal education, it initially stemmed from a much-publicized reform at an elementary level – in kindergartens. Back […]

by Tyler Belanga Over the course of the last two years, I served as a Teaching Fellow with Citizen Schools, a U.S. non-profit that partners with struggling urban middle schools to expand the learning day. Specifically, I was assigned to the McCormack Middle School in Boston as part of a small cohort called 8th Grade […]

Five Powerful Questions:

FIVE POWERFUL QUESTIONS A TEACHER CAN ASK TO PROMOTE STUDENT THINKING IN THE CLASSROOM From Edutopia How do you ask questions in your classroom? What works well with your students? Teachers would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking […]

Student Center Learning Debate: Common Core vs Balanced Literacy By Peter J. Foley, Ed.D. The purpose of this article is to take the reader through some current arguments that are part of the debate over student centered learning. At the risk of being simplistic, the current thrust of the student centered learning advocates is to […]

Graduate of the Year

THE CASE FOR GIRLS’ EDUCATION : A Call for Help Peter J. Foley, Ed.D. , editor in chief This month we are doing something for the first time. We are presenting an op ed piece written by Nickolas Kristof. Below you will find a link to Kristof’s moving article of a Vietnamese girl from a […]

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