November 24-25, 2020 at Pote Sarasin Building, Khon Kaen University - The IRDTP for ASEAN organized a workshop for teachers and educators, Group 1 and 2 under the Teacher and School Development Project to continuously enhance educational quality. This workshop was financially supported by the Education Equality Fund.
The workshop was started with an opening ceremony by Associate Professor Dr. Maitree Inprasitha as Vice President for Education and Academic Services and Acting Director of IRDTP for ASEAN for presiding over the workshop and welcoming the participants. This is followed by a progress report made by Associate Professor Dr. Jumpon Rachawijit as the advisor for Training and Academic Services of IRDTP for ASEAN regarding the previous milestones of research and innovation development.
A total of 330 participants consisted of school directors, administrators, and teachers from 22 schools and 30 schools from the respective Group 1 and Group 2 participated in the workshop. The workshop was honored to have Dr. Kamonwan Tippayanet, Deputy Director of Office of Primary Education Service Area 1, Khon Kaen, administrators and experts from IRDTP for ASEAN, educational supervisors, and lecturers from Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University.
The contents of this workshop encompassing a special lecture given by Associate Professor Dr. Maitree Inprasitha. In this special lecture, he explained how to continuously upgrading educational quality as an important activity of the IRDTP for ASEAN as reflecting on the efforts of Khon Kaen University to promote the integration of outputs from all sectors for sustainable development under the SCGs mission to promote quality education.
After the special lecture, Assistant Professor Dr. Narumon Changsri as Director of Mathematics Study Research Center and Deputy Director for Research and Innovation Development of IRDTP for ASEAN introduced the five stations of learning base. Hence, the participants were distributed into five groups and took a turn to attend the learning activities at the five stations. The five stations were comprised of (i) Workshop on pattern blocks; (ii) Planning for the work of the second semester of 2020 at each project school; (iii) Producing pattern blocks for teachers as supplementary media; (iv) Use of magnetic board, and (v) Producing an integrated plan on the topic of ‘weight’. The duration of the learning activities of each station was made up of 1.30 hours. Ultimately, these learning activities of the workshop stations would assist participants to understand the Lesson Study and Open Approach thoroughly as the key innovations of IRDTP for ASEAN.