The IBM Thai Teachers TryScience Project
“I’ve realized that my science lessons must be student-centered, rather than teacher-centered,” said Mr. Watchara Dachoponchai, shortly after finishing a master teacher workshop held by Kenan Institute Asia in early November as part of the IBM Thai Teachers TryScience project. A science teacher at Matthayompuranawas School in Bangkok, Mr. Dachoponchai has just completed a two-day workshop that equipped him with four hands-on science lessons and a new understanding of how to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts.
The IBM Thai Teachers TryScience project is a five-month, pilot project that is introducing IBM’s STEM-related, technology-based education resources to the Thai education system. With Thai education ranked 8th among the 10 ASEAN group members by the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013, the country may be at a significant disadvantage once the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) integrates, allowing for a freer flow of skilled labor within ASEAN.
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