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Engineering Thailand

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Researchers

Dr Stuart Bevins, Dr Emily Perry, Gareth Price, Mark Windale

Project date

2016

Building STEM capability in a Thai context

The Engineering Thailand project involved a visit to Thailand by staff from SIoE's Centre for Development and Research in Education (CDARE) to explore the provision of STEM education, with a particular emphasis on Engineering, at 195 schools that catered for Thailand’s Gifted and Talented students. A mixture of desk research and structured interviews with teachers and education officials provided a clear view of current provision and informed the development of a new Engineering Framework document for the Ministry of Education, Bangkok.

The project produced:

  • A full report on STEM and Engineering provision in Thailand
  • A comparison of STEM curricula from the UK and key South East Asian nations
  • An Engineering Framework (content and assessment strategies) that supported development of curriculum documents and resources with a strong Thai context for secondary age students
  • A workshop for over 50 Thai teachers in Bangkok to present the project and build capacity to further develop it in-country
  • A suite of exemplar resources for immediate use in the 195 schools and more widely.

Funders

British Council Thailand (Newton Fund)

Ministry of Education, Thailand

Document downloads

Engineering Thailand Report 2016 (pdf)

Engineering Thailand Report 2016 - Appendix 1 Workshop presentations (pdf)

Engineering Thailand Report 2016 - Appendix 2 STEM Modules (pdf)

Engineering Thailand Report 2016 - Appendix 3 Curriculum Comparison (pdf)

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