New STEM teaching model unveiled for Thailand
A new “Teacher Development” model for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in Thailand has been launched at a regional education conference.
The model, which promotes a streamlined curriculum, teachers’ academic ranking and teachers’ skill development, was unveiled under the theme “Transforming Southeast Asian Education, Science and Culture in the Digital Age” at the April 28-29 SEAMEO Congress 2021. The congress is organised by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) in partnership with the Thai and Malaysian education ministries.
This year’s congress saw more than 9,500 representatives from the government, research and educational sectors of 11 Asean nations share experiences and brainstorm for best practices in education, science and culture in the digital age.
The new teacher development model is based on “Chevron Enjoy Science”, a public-private partnership programme conducted by Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production. Aiming to strengthen regional competitiveness and innovation by improving STEM education, the model won support from all 11 Asean countries.
Among them was Thailand, whose Permanent Secretary for Education Supat Champathong said it was time for all parties to contribute knowledge and resources to help the country overcome its Covid-induced education crisis.
Designed to activate concrete development, the new STEM development model integrates opportunities for teachers to achieve higher academic ranking with the creation of curriculum and classroom learning approaches and efficient evaluation.