More than 130 Pattaya teachers visited China, Malaysia, and Singapore to learn new international education techniques in preparation for 2015’s ASEAN Economic Community.
Two Feb. 19-22 trips were organized. The first trip saw 62 public-school teachers visit the Malaysia National Science Center, Sri Garden Primary School, St. Francis Methodist School and National Library Building in Singapore. The second group of 72 teachers visited China’s Yuantong Temple, College of Tourism Vocation, Yunnan Museum of Minority Nationalities and Stone Forest School.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome takes to the stage to pose with teachers before they left on a 3-country overseas trip to observe international teaching techniques.
At a Feb. 13 preparation workshop, Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome said such observational trips are important “to help develop teaching personnel and has become an education tradition for productive results. I hope that this trip will benefit Pattaya education system according to the words ‘Intellect powers will lead local forces to global’.”
At the “New Vision to ASEAN + 3” workshop at the Diana Garden Resort, teachers also heard from Phimphan Dechacupt, an expert on curriculum development and teaching from Chulalongkorn University, who lectured on “Workface Development Through Observational Trips.”