Mahidol University International College (MUIC) hosted a 2-day workshop entitled “Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: Sharing Experience” for teachers from Somdej Phra Phuttha Chinwong School, Chiang Mai Province on December 22 – 23, 2020 at Aditayathorn Building, MUIC.
This workshop aimed to facilitate an exchange of learning and teaching experiences in the 21st Century and to inspire new innovative teaching and learning approaches among the participants.
Somdej Phra Phuttha Chinwong School is a unique primary and secondary school opened for youths who are disadvantaged in education, who are hill tribesmen, such as Karen, Meo, Yao, Muser, Ego, Lisu, Khmu, who live on the highlands in the 17 northern provinces and some part of the central region. Based on the mission to support and promote hill tribe youth to have an opportunity to study the Buddha’s dharma, the school provides free education and aims to produce students with knowledge, abilities, morality, ethics, commitment to a good quality of life with the hope that they will continue to practice Buddhism and be a role model to people in the highlands.
The MUIC facilitators were Asst. Prof. Dr. Ornlatcha Sivarak of the Business Administration Division, Ms. Wimonsiri Hemtanon of the Humanities and Language Division, Mr. William J. Jones of the Social Science Division, and Dr. Manchuta Dangkulwanich of the Science Division.
The teachers from Somdej Phra Phuttha Chinwong School were expected to gain knowledge from the lecture and discussion sessions in many topics such as disruption in education and why the 21st Century skills are important, instructional design and learning outcomes, teaching experiences and approaches used in classroom (flipped-classroom, debate and project-based).