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[email protected], Bangkok

From the [email protected] event: Sara Schneeberg, teacher at NIST. This article first appeared on her blog (check it out!). I had wanted to attend a TED Talk since I first saw a video of one. As you can imagine, I was thrilled to hear that students from my own school community were going to be speaking at the [email protected] event on September 5th. The reason I love TED Talks is because they are personal and make me think. The range of topics and passions in the world is inspiring, no matter which video I…

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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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Teaching 

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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Living 

Go Create – First ever Startup Weekend Education Bangkok

The last weekend saw it’s first ever Startup Weekend Education Bangkok happening. Lots of creative and motivated people met for 54 hours in order to create new valuable assets for the EdTech scene. Startup Weekend Education – Education Entrepreneurs Startup Weekend Education is an event initiated by Education Entrepreneurs which is part of the global Up Global non-profit organization. The main idea behind this initiative is that entrepreneur driven ventures are usually fast paced and result oriented. Combining this with the educational sector aims to solve educational issues faster than…

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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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Teaching 

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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Living 

Thailand’s school children paint Hitler – say what?

This video made the rounds in Thai social media today. It was quickly removed after the outrage started so I’m quite certain that this copy that I included in this post will disapear soon as well. The story about the video: It’s a video that highlights the principles of the current Thai government and shows what children should learn at school (not commenting on that idea of propaganda movie here) and at around 0:54 you can see a Thai kid having finished a painting of Adolf Hitler. Yes. That Hitler.…

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Teaching 

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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Living 

Protest on demand. How University stays closed to make students (and staff) protest.

All opinions expressed are, of course, mine and not the ones of my employer. Furthermore I’m not stating any political orientation in this post. Just showing what happens here. Today we received a notification stating that all classes have to be cancelled tomorrow. University wide. In order to take part in protests that are happening in Bangkok. Those protests are regarding the so called ‘Amnesty Bill’ that is about to being passed here in Thailand which would basically pave the path for a return of Mr. Thaksin without having to…

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