SEAMEO Secretariat Conducts Workshop Series on Classroom Research for Schools in Thailand

Tuesday, 11 February 2020 |




The workshop series aims to provide practical knowledge and skills to teachers in conducting their own classroom research with students, including research proposal development, selection of research methodology, data collection, data analysis, and report writing. The workshops also assisted teachers in identifying and offering solutions to problems of students related to learning. Twenty-three teachers of Ban Subsanoon School and four from Ban Pruewai School benefited from participating in the series of workshops. Through various activities, the teachers obtained better understanding on how a simple research with students could be conducted. The knowledge and skills obtained from the workshops would enable teachers to help solve learning problems of their students, particularly in reading and writing in Thai and in English, and in learning basic skills in mathematics and science.

Various workshop activities in collaboration with an invited resource person, Asst Prof Dr Khajornsak Buaraphan from the Institute for Innovative Learning, Mahidol University (Salaya Campus) have been lined up since June 2012 to ensure that the teachers have fully understood the practicality of classroom research and totally engaged in the process of this capacity development programme.

Completed workshops include Understanding the Classroom Research Process and Writing Research Proposal, Follow-up and Presentation of the Research Proposals, Consultative Meeting to Revise Proposals, and Data Analysis and Writing Research Report. Upcoming activity focuses on Presentation of the Research Report which is scheduled on 14 May 2013. Throughout the workshop series, outstanding performers or role model teachers and best research practices will be given recognition at the end of the programme in June 2013.

Initial impact of the workshop series begin to manifest such as the recognition given on Ban Subsanoon School as a model school in Saraburi Province for the school ™s extensive application of classroom researches to improve students ™ academic performance. The recognition was given by the Office of Educational Service Area of Saraburi Province. In addition, two teachers of Ban Subsanoon School who developed classroom research programmes to improve Thai and English language ability of their students were awarded as Best Practice teachers of Saraburi Province.

The SEAMEO Community Involvement Programme aims to improve the existing system of the SEAMEO adopted schools in Thailand. For the past years, the implementation by the SEAMEO Secretariat has focused mainly on capacity building of teachers and students, learning facilities, school management, parents and community's involvement. The long term objective is to help the adopted schools improve the quality of teaching and learning. Schools in other SEAMEO Member Countries have also been adopted by SEAMEO through the SEAMEO Regional Centres.


Participants to the 1st Workshop on Classroom Research which was conducted on 16-17 June 2012 at Ban Subsanoon School

 


Teachers present their research proposals in a workshop organized on 28 July 2012 at Ban Subsanoon School.


Teachers are engaged in a consultative meeting to discuss their research proposals and the data collection process. The workshop was organised on 26 August 2012 and 5 october 2012 at Ban Subsanoon School and Ban Pruewai School, respectively.


Asst Prof Dr Khajornsak Buaraphan, the Classroom Research Trainer explains the data analysis process at the 2nd Workshop on Data Analysis and Report Writing on 9-10 February 2013 at Ban Subsanoon School.


Teaching materials developed by a teacher of Ban Pruewai School are being used to help improve knowledge of students in Social Science subjects.


Teachers of Ban Subsanoon School receive the Best Practice Teacher Award of Saraburi Province in recognition of their outstanding research project.