Use head, heart, hands to educate students, teachers told

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Rather than saddle students with more homework, teachers should design activities that exercise the head, heart and hands, educators were told at a Pattaya seminar.

Dr. Prapasri Pitonwon, lecturer at the Chonburi Area 1 Education Institute.
Dr. Prapasri Pitonwon, lecturer at the Chonburi Area 1 Education Institute.

Pimpat Jittayanatakul and Prapasri Pitonwon of the Education Institute of Chon­buri were the featured speakers at the Aug. 22 “Smart Teachers” workshop aimed at reducing the amount of handwritten studies and creating more physical experiences to boost development in various educational subjects.

The program focuses on three areas: head, heart and hand. “Head” concerns cognitive functioning relating to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment and reasoning, as opposed to emotional and volitional processes.

“Heart” emphasizes physical experiences fused with studies that are more effective, while “Hand” involves development of the psychomotor of an individual.

Other areas concern the well-being of the students, ensuring they receive enough nutrition. Key to that is the reduction of sweets to prevent diabetes and other diseases.

They said the knowledge can be used by any school management and has been proven to guide students to rapid development.

Representatives from 24 organizations took part in the project.
Representatives from 24 organizations took part in the project.