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Thailand & Education. A tale of misunderstandings & misconceptions.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only names have been changed and altered in order to protect the privacy of everybody involved. This is the city: Bangkok. This is the country: Thailand.  It is the year 2014 A.D. – or, as local tale tellers call it, 2557. The adventure that is about to unfold however has its roots way before our current time began. It is rooted deeply within the urge of Siam to be, despite being proud of never officially having been conquered and…

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Universities in Bangkok

Public Universities University of Bangkok Metropolis Chulalongkorn University Kasetsart University (Bangkhen Campus) King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology North Bangkok King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University Mahamakut Buddhist University Mahidol University (Phyathai Campus) National Institute of Development Administration Rajamangala University of Technology Rajamangala University of Technology Krung Thep Bangkok Technical Campus Bophit Phimuk Mahamek Campus Krung Thep Phra Nakhon Tai Campus Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin Bophit Phimuk Chakkrawat Campus Pohchang Campus Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon Thewet Campus Chotiwet Campus Bangkok…

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Fighting (for) Creativity – The creative & educational black hole in Thailand

Over the past four years I’ve written quite a bit about education and the copy & paste attitude here in Thailand (check out my prior teaching articles for that). A lot of this approach is rooted in Thai culture of course. Screwing up means to lose face. Losing face is unacceptable and therefore needs to be prevented at all costs. Even if it costs creativity and the simple act of trying something new. [Tweet “‘Screwing up means to lose face. Losing face needs to be prevented at all costs.’ #Thailand”]…

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Handicaped? So what – Startling take away from an eCommerce class in Thailand

not doinAs some of you guys know I work as an instructor at a private University here in Bangkok. One of the subjects that I teach is Electronic Commerce and something that happened during class not long ago now made me write this kind of diary. Web Usability When talking about Electronic Commerce, online shops and user experience on website one has to talk about the topic of usability as well. Since this here is not my class or an instructional Usability 101 post I’ll just leave it with a brief…

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Best Universities in Thailand 2015/2016

Best can be defined in many different ways. Let’s break it down into two parts. First the best from an academic standpoint and second from an ‘how much effort do i need to put in’ standpoint. Obviously this articles take the international approach meaning taking English programs highly into consideration. Best Universities in Thailand – Academically Well according to University rankings there is not much discussion here and, from what I experienced so far (limited as this experience may be compared to such a voluminous research), I do have to agree…

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Changing Education: Startup Weekend Education – Bangkok

Are you ready to change education? If so, then Startup Weekend Education is the place to be! No talk, all action is the slogan of this educational focused start-up event that presents a very impressive line-up of both judges and mentors. At the end of this 54 hour trip participants will have worked & sweat a lot but hopefully also gained lots of insights and found team partners in order to launch their own start-ups. Startup Weekend Education is a global event that now, in January 2015, comes to Bangkok…

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Best Seaside Universities in Thailand

Lots of foreign students I meet are a bit disappointed that their Universities here in Bangkok are not conveniently located at the beach (not that one couldn’t have checked that before). In order to avoid such surprises in the future though: Bangkok IS NOT located at the beach. The closest beach isn’t that far away but you won’t be able to just go there after class. It takes a short trip. So if you want to spend your evenings after class at the seaside you might want to consider Universities…

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Getting qualified to teach English

Being a teacher in Thailand has its moments. There’s thousands of other foreigners across the country in schools and colleges trying to get Thais to get their tongues around the English language. It’s not easy. Lots of travellers think you can just get off the plane and land a job standing in front of kids, speaking English. In the last three years the ministry of education has become more and more strict in who they will allow to teach. There’s also a growing demand for teachers, since there’s lot more…

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How to get a teaching job in Thailand

So here’s another post regarding one of the most asked questions on Facebook or via email. How do you get a teaching job in Thailand? Well to answer this question I have to say it highly depends on your personal situation and your expectations. First I’ll tell you how it went for me, then I’ll tell you how some of my friends ended up teaching here. The most important thing however: You need a passion for teaching. And I mean it. If you just want to hang out here because you figure…

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Guestpost: How technology and social media could help education in Thailand

The following article is a guest post by a student here in Bangkok. She thankfully agreed to share her opinions with us on my-thai.org. Thank you very much Say Say.  And if you want to participate in a research to that topic, please feel free to do that here! Thank you! But now let’s start: In this digital age, technology and social media are parts of our everyday lives. Thus, improving education through technology and social media is essentially important in Thailand. Technology can be used to improve teaching and…

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