KKU trains educational personnel to upgrade education quality

ASEAN Teacher Profession Research and Development Institute held a workshop for educational personnel on lesson study and open approach – Nov. 16-17, 2019 

          November 16-17, 2019 – Khon Kaen University by ASEAN Teacher Profession Research and Development Institute held a workshop for educational personnel on the Lesson Study and the Open Approach. The workshop was aimed at continuously upgrade educational quality and was under the School and Teacher Development Project which was supported by the Educational Equality Funding. The workshop was held at the cafeteria of Khon Kaen University Demonstration School and ASEAN Teacher Profession Research and Development Institute.

          November 16, 2019 – The opening ceremony was held which was honored to have Assoc. Prof. Piansak Phakdee, Vice President for Student Development and Nongkhai Campus presiding over and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maitree Intaraprasith, Vice President for Education and Acting Director of ASEAN Teacher Profession Research and Development Institute conveying the reporting speech. 

         Assoc. Prof. Piansak Phakdee said, “In April 2019, Khon Kaen University was ranked the first of Thailand as the university with the greatest impact in the country over human kind according to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, with the highest score in the promotion of quality education for the citizens at all age levels, the reduction of income gaps both domestically and internationally, and the integration of work will all regions all over the world for sustainable development. This workshop which is aimed at continuous upgrading of education quality is very important as it shows that KKU sees the importance of quality education promotion and support of coordination with all sectors according to SDGs.” 

          At 09:30-12:00 hrs, there was a lecture on Lesson Study and Open Approach for quality education upgrading by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maitree Intaraprasith. The afternoon session starting at 13:00 hrs featured an activity on introduction of knowledge management used in the Open Classroom that follows the Lesson Study and Open Approach by 22 3rd graders from Ban Nonmuang School and Teacher Kraiwut Thepprasit, a teacher from Ban Nonmuang School, Khon Kaen; and at 16:00 hr., there was a conclusion of the concept obtained from the open class activity. 
          On November 17, 2019 at 09:00 hrs, there was a group meeting which was divided into 3 small groups to plan for project implementation, presentation of the plan and details of the project and implementation. 

          The workshop was participated by 164 principals and teachers under the project as well as educational supervisors and university teachers from network universities.  

News: Peeranat Iamthong
Photos: Krairat Manhathao, Mathematics Education Research Center 

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