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Authentic Teaching – OpEd

Authentic Teaching leads to authentic learning, the Twin Supports of Student Centered Learning by Peter J.  Foley, Ed.D   This month’s featured article about authentic learning got me thinking about authentic teaching. It occurred to me that both authentic teaching and authentic learning are joined at the hips, both being legs that student centered learning […]

This month we are pleased to present an article by Mr Wichian Chaiyabang, Headmaster of Lamplaimat Patana School [LPMP] in Buriram province, Thailand. This school provides a shining light on student centered learning and how a school where “thinking outside the education box” is the norm for all that happens in there. Under Wichian’s leadership, […]

English Learning

This month’s article urges English learners to watch movies with sub-titles in order to learn the English language. This was one of the four suggestions I presented to seniors recently in a meeting at the Social Science Department of Srinakarinwirot University here in Bangkok. Here are the four hints to English learning I gave the […]

Planning for Professional Improvement

Greg Cairnduff, M Ed, BA, Dip Ed, MACE, Deputy Managing Editor 16 January 2014 On behalf of all associated with our website , I wish all of our readers and followers a very happy New Year for BE 2557 or 2014 AD. In the Chinese Zodiac this is the Year of the Horse. The […]

Diversity and the King’s birthday

By Dr. Peter J. Foley, editor-in-chief   Tomorrow is the King of Thailand’s birthday. It is altogether fitting that this month’s article is a call to honor Thailand’s diversity and institute wide-spread bilingual education throughout the Kingdom. King Bhumbol Adulyadej, Rama IX,  has spent his life promoting and protecting cultural diversity in Thailand, particularly minority […]

Greg Cairnduff, M Ed, BA, Dip Ed, MACE, Deputy Managing Editor 3 November 2013 I have been involved with education long enough to remember what it was like in the days before the Information Age, the era prior to Information and Communication Technologies becoming pervasive in our lives. Around the world, people’s daily lives are […]

By Peter J. Foley, Ed.D, editor and chief Student Centered Learning Thailand has always supported giving all Thai school children tablets to help them learn. Let’s look at some of the arguments on both sides. The tablet is a useful learning tool for teachers; it is not a substitute for a teacher. What we are […]

In the course of my work, I meet many people who are deeply interested in education. Interest in education is a universal one, as people recognise its vital importance to society as a whole. It is well recognised that most people more than an interest in education; they have opinions and views about it. One […]

Homage to the King of Thailand

Homage to the King of Thailand on our 2nd Anniversary by Peter J. Foley, Ed.D., editor-in-chief July 2013 marks the 2nd anniversary of the founding of the educational web site, “Student Centered Learning Thailand”.  When the web site was conceived, we had the King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand very much in mind.  The King is a life […]

Why Girls’ Education is Important

 Why Girls’ Education is Important By Peter J. Foley, Ed.D. Muslim extremists are determined to prevent the majority of Muslims to continue to participate in modern life.  The 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 symbolized Al Queda’s hatred of Western capitalism and a modern culture that extremists view as moving away from […]

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