Khon Kaen University by ASEAN Teacher Profession Development and Research Institute held a workshop for southern schools at Taksin University, Songkhla
On August 3-4, 2019, ASEAN Teacher Profession Development and Research Institute of Khon Kaen University
and Center for Mathematics Education Research, Foundation of Education for Improvement of Thinking, and
the Mathematics Education University Network held a workshop on the use of Lesson Study and Open Approach
through the use of a new Mathematics textbook. The workshop was held at the Library of Taksin University,
The activities on August 3 included the welcoming ceremony by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wichai Chamni, President of
Taksin University; a talk on “Lesson Study and Open Approach by the use of a problem-based textbook”;
“kyozai Kenkyu in Lesson Study and Open Approach” by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maitree Indaraprasith, Director of
ASEAN Teacher Profession Development and Research Institute, President of Center for MatheBumatics
Education Research, Chairman of Foundation of Education for Improvement of Thinking. In addition, there was
a session for exchange of experiences of the speakers, Dr. Anek Sudjamnong and Dr. Ratchada Chowsetthakul,
and Dr. Suttharat Bunlert from Faculty of Education of Suratthani Rajabhat University; Dr. Kasem Premprayoon
and Dr. Suwannee Plianram from Faculty of Education of Taksin University.
On August 4, 2019, activities included Open Class approach at Grade 1 Mathematics classroom on: deduction;
finding a female hamster by Miss Ruthairat Khanket, a teacher from Wangdee School, Muang District,
Songkhla. A team of experts in Lesson Study and Open Classroom observed the teaching and reflected what
they thought at the end. That is the most important part of instruction and teacher profession development in
Japan or the Lesson Study where all observers learn together.
Then the participants exchanged experiences in school administration so that the Lesson Study and Open
Approach can be used. Speakers included by Pol. Cpt. Ponthong Pengwongsa, Principal of Khukhamwittayasan
School, Mr. Waiyakorn Yanachote, Principal of Banbuengniam buengkhrainun thahin school, the two prototype
schools for the use of Lesson Study and Open Approach innovation from 2006 and 2007, respectively, and
principals of schools under Srisaket innovation areas: Mr. Somrak Promnasuk from Bannonsaen Khamnongsala
School and Mr. Chatchawan Bua-ngam from Banrungsombhoon School.
There were 165 participants who were teachers and school principals from 41 schools and the administration
team of Taksin University. Experts were from the network universities.
News: Peeranat Iamthong
Photos: Dr. Kasem Premprayoon