I read your blog and I believe it is highly relevant. I can only relate to it through the Korean experience which is also a teacher and content centric teaching style. What might distinguish it from Thailand is the super competitive nature and I am not sure whether you want to introduce this to Thailand.
I am not an expert in education, but I know that Ashoka and Bill Drayton personally is deeply passionate about empathy based learning. http://www.ashoka.org/category/tags/empathy. One of the best known educational Ashoka fellows is Escuela Nueva http://www.escuelanueva.org/pagina/index.php?codmenu=2&idioma=2 , which I believe comes close to what you envisage.
Hope it helps a bit
Kind regards Markus