Student Centered Learning – Thailand

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“The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.”  George Santayana

REMARKS OF HOPE FROM THE NEW MINISTER OF EDUCATION

By Peter J. Foley, Ed.D.  editor-in-chief SCLThailand found the newly appointed minister of education’ s remarks refreshing at the recent ...
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Long Live the King

Long Live the King has been our web site’s banner headline since Student Centered Learning Thailand started. This banner will ...
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“Declare Education in a State of Emergency”, and Then What?

By Peter J. Foley, Ed.D., editor-in-chief I am suffering from education reform fatigue. I suspect there are tens of thousands ...
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Student-Centered Best Practices

By Peter J.Foley, Ed.D. , editor-in-chief   Dr. Nancy Sulla’s recent article in SCLThailand advocates effectively the need for teachers ...
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China’s Contributions to International Education

By Peter J. Foley, Ed.D., editor-in-chief This month’s article limns the important innovations in higher education taking place in China ...
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China’s Soft Power in Thailand Continued

By Peter J. Foley, Ed.D A number of our readers did not agree that China is increasingly influential in Thai ...
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China’s Growing Soft Power Influence on Thai Education and Society

By Peter J. Foley, Ed.D., editor-in-chief Long and close ally to the U.S.A., Thailand is quickly becoming more neutral in ...
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China’s Growing Soft Power Influence on Thai Education

By Peter J. Foley, Ed.D., editor-in-chief Long and close ally to the U.S.A., Thailand is quickly becoming more neutral in ...
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Are Future Thai Teachers Prepared to be More Student Centered?

By Peter J. Foley, Editor-in-Chief Since its declared policy in 1999 to move towards a more student centered system of ...
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Has education changed to accommodate the new learning needs of the century

Op Ed December 2014 In the first 14 years of the 21st Century, has education changed to accommodate the new ...
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November 2014 – the Situational Approach

Jurgen Zimmer, in this month’s article, “The Situational Approach in Didactics of Higher Education” makes a solid case for progressive education ...
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Young Teachers and Young Writers

Young Teachers and Young Writers By Peter J. Foley, Ed.D., editor-in-chief The editorial staff of SCLThailand.org is making greater efforts ...
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The importance of class size?

Greg Cairnduff, M Ed, BA, Dip Ed, MACE, Deputy Managing Editor 14 September 2014 The question of class size is ...
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Using Testing Wisely

By Peter J. Foley, Ed.D. Editor-in-Chief Let’s make the distinction right away between high stakes testing and low stakes testing ...
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Democracy and Education

OUR THIRD YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Democracy and Education By Peter J. Foley, editor-in-chief Featured this month of July -- marking the ...
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We Need More Research on Girls Education in Thailand

by Peter J. Foley, Ed.D. , editor-in-chief This month’s feature article is focused on a story featured in The New ...
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Student Centered Learning and Brain Based Learning

Student Centered Learning and Brain Based Learning By Peter J. Foley, Ed.D., editor in chief This month’s article talks about ...
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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 ...
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In Education, what do we mean by success?

This month we are pleased to present an article by Mr Wichian Chaiyabang, Headmaster of Lamplaimat Patana School [LPMP] in ...
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English Learning

This month’s article urges English learners to watch movies with sub-titles in order to learn the English language. This was ...
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Planning for Professional Improvement

Greg Cairnduff, M Ed, BA, Dip Ed, MACE, Deputy Managing Editor 16 January 2014 On behalf of all associated with ...
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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 ...
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Back to basics? ….. No, we cannot go there

Greg Cairnduff, M Ed, BA, Dip Ed, MACE, Deputy Managing Editor 3 November 2013 I have been involved with education ...
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LET’s BE CLEAR, A TABLET IS ONLY A GOOD TOOL, NOT A TEACHER

By Peter J. Foley, Ed.D, editor and chief Student Centered Learning Thailand has always supported giving all Thai school children ...
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Do we place too much importance on international test data?

In the course of my work, I meet many people who are deeply interested in education. Interest in education is ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Moving an Education System from … from poor to fair, fair to good, good to great, and great to excellent

Moving an Education System from ... from poor to fair, fair to good, good to great, and great to excellent ...
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Some Vindication for our 2011 Stand on Tablets for Primary School Children in Thailand

by Peter J. Foley, Ed.D. , editor-in-chief SCLThailand editors were surprised and delighted to see—finally—some positive reporting on the use ...
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The Nuts and Bolts of Student Centered Learning

The Nuts and Bolts of Student Centered Learning: Notable Insights By Peter J.  Foley, Ed.D.  , editor-in-chief In the last ...
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LEARNING COMMUNITIES: An Answer to Improving Teaching in Rural Areas

Current educational research concludes that the teacher is by far the most important factor in a student’s academic progress.   In ...
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A Year ends, another begins……

Greg Cairnduff, M Ed, BA Dip Ed, MACE, Deputy Managing Editor. As we come to the end of year 2012 ...
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Teaching Students How to Do Business in a Student Centered Learning Environment

By Peter J.Foley, Ed.D. This month’s feature article describes exceptional places where students learn entrepreneurial skills. These places and schools ...
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Questions, questions, questions……

By Greg Cairnduff M Ed BA Dip ED MACE, Deputy Managing Director. This web site was established to assist Thai ...
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Teacher Improvement and Professional Review Processes. Which way to go?

By Greg Cairnduff M Ed BA Dip ED MACE, Deputy Managing Director. Improving teacher quality is an essential element in ...
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CELEBRATING SCL THAILAND’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Promoting Student Centered Learning

CELEBRATING SCL THAILAND’S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Promoting Student Centered Learning The web site Student Center Learning Thailand was founded ...
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Moving from assessment of information to assessment of learning

Since our last op ed article, here in Thailand government schools have begun first semester of the new school year ...
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HELP! Teaching Reading to Thai Primary School Children

In teaching reading in any language, common sense goes a long way. Thais appear to have been blessed with more than their ...
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Student – centred learning…..what matters most in achieving the goal of student centred learning?

I am always attracted to schools as I travel around, whether in Thailand or in other countries. Why? I guess ...
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The Heart of the Matter…..

This commentary is titled “The Heart of the Matter”, this is the name of a famous song made popular by ...
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CHANGING TIMES ….CHANGING TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

The pace of change in the world today is a feature of daily life in the 21st Century. Educators who ...
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Society in Transition …. Education in Transition

Society in Transition …. Education in Transition Internationally, each change in social and economic structure, brings  a new way of ...
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Getting Down to Brass Tacks

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Making Student -Centered Learning Work in Thailand Starting at the Teachers Colleges There seems to be ...
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Chiangmai Demonstration School

  Visit to the Chiangmai Demonstration School By  Peter J. Foley, Ed.D. Smack dab in the middle of ChiangmaiUniversity is ...
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Give Thai Teachers a Break

GIVE THAI TEACHERS A BREAK by Peter J. Foley, Ed.D. Give Thai teachers good teacher training; a decent salary; and ...
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Was the letter to the Nation Newspaper too Critical?

The original editorial in The Nation is included just below Dr. Foley's letter to the editor. The following letter was ...
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So,Why Not Give Tablet PC to All Thai Students

So, Why Not Give Computer Tablets to All Thai Students? How can giving a tablet computer filled with educational software ...
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Education of the Future:Word of Caution

Discovery Learning and Individualized Teaching: The Vision of Schools for Life by Jurgen Zimmer, Ph.D. Some schools can be heard ...
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Public Education at Risk, A Nation at Risk

by Peter J. Foley                 July 2011 THE NATION in an article published ...
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Why Thais Don’t Read Books

By Peter J. Foley       August 2011 UNESCO’s  selection of Bangkok to be the Book Capital of the ...
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