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Greg Cairnduff, M Ed, BA Dip Ed, MACE, Deputy Managing Editor. As we come to the end of year 2012 [BE 2555] it is a time of reflection on what has happened in the year that is about to pass into history. Here at SCLThailand we can look back and see that many contributors have […]

By Peter J.Foley, Ed.D. This month’s feature article describes exceptional places where students learn entrepreneurial skills. These places and schools in Germany are exceptional. Teaching young people how to survive in business is not taught in schools here in Thailand or in most schools in the world. Strange, isn’t it? A great percentage of those […]

By Greg Cairnduff M Ed BA Dip ED MACE, Deputy Managing Director. This web site was established to assist Thai teachers in various aspects of teaching and learning, with heart of our mission being the desire to contribute  to the growth of student centred practices in Thai schools. We make no attempt to blame shame […]

By Greg Cairnduff M Ed BA Dip ED MACE, Deputy Managing Director. Improving teacher quality is an essential element in ensuring successful and productive learning outcomes for all students. Teacher quality and teacher performance are well documented and thoroughly researched as the key elements in achieving high performing schools. In those countries that score well […]

Since our last op ed article, here in Thailand government schools have begun first semester of the new school year. Just prior to start of the school year, in Bangkok one famous government school was in the news because Year 9 students and their parents were on a hunger   strike outside the school. This was […]

I am always attracted to schools as I travel around, whether in Thailand or in other countries. Why? I guess it is because I wonder what the experience of education is like for the children in the schools. Travelling in three rural provinces of Southern Thailand recently, I admired the spectacular scenery of the off […]

All around the world, countries are trying to get better performance from schools and school systems. Thailand is no exception to this effort. We know that some systems perform better than others, and we know that the best schools and systems have a set of common things they do. There is no secret about the […]

This commentary is titled “The Heart of the Matter”, this is the name of a famous song made popular by Don Henley, of the Eagles. As so often happens, the melodies of music and the lyrics of songs truly speak to us. What I will focus here, is matter about education, but what I am […]

The pace of change in the world today is a feature of daily life in the 21st Century. Educators who were in schools 30 years ago will remember the anticipated arrival of computers into daily life. Probably not many people fully realised the full impact of the rapid development of Information and Communications Technology daily […]

Discovery Learning and Individualized Teaching: The Vision of Schools for Life by Jurgen Zimmer, Ph.D. Some schools can be heard from far off: the teacher loudly speaks phrases, the whole class answers as one. Old-fashioned schools of this kind are to a large degree products of the colonial era, their classroom teaching methods still reflecting […]

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