IPST STEM Initiative: STEM-Net Thailand

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TECHNOLOGY:The Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Initiative
Pornpun Waitayangkoon, PhD.
IPST, Thailand
What is STEM Education?
STEM Education:
 integrates science, engineering, technology and
mathematics
 focus on
 the application of knowledge to real-life problem solving
 development of new products or procedures
 benefiting daily living and livelihood.
Vision and Objectives
Vision:
 To drive STEM Education in Thailand with a view to enhancing
the competitiveness of the human resources in Science,
Mathematics and Technology in the international arena.
Vision and Objectives
Mission:
 To create public awareness of the importance of STEM
Education.
 To promote and develop STEM education networks at national
and international levels.
 To promote cooperation among the public sector, the private
sector and the communities in supporting the local STEM
education efforts.
 To recognize STEM talents by their induction into the STEM Hall
of Fame or appointment as STEM Ambassadors.
 To promote and develop database systems, learning resources,
and learning media on digital platforms (iSTEM).
Strategies
 School and national assessment aligning with STEM
education principles and objectives.
 Classroom and external STEM activities encouraging
analytical thinking and real-life problem solving.
 Teachers professional development with professional
guidance by STEM Ambassadors.
 Inclusiveness of all sectors in STEM education.
STEM-Net Thailand
STEM
Ambassador
STEM Hall
of Fame
National
STEM
Center
(NSEC)
iSTEM:
Resources
Centers
Regional
STEM
Education
Center
(RSEC)
1. Chiang Mai
3. Udorn Thani
2. Phitsanulok
4. Khon Khan
5. Nakorn Ratchasima
6. Ubon
Ratchathani
8. Nonthaburi
9.Nakorn
Pratom
7. Chonburi
10. Bangkok
11. Nakorn Sri Thammarat
12. Songkhla
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Regional STEM Center
Regions
STEM Provinces
Upper North
Chiang Mai
Lower North
Pitsanulok
Upper North-East 1
Udorn Thani
Upper North-East 2
Khon Khan
Lower North-East 1
Nakorn Ratchasima
Lower North-East 2
Ubon Ratchathani
East
Chonburi
Upper Central
Nonthaburi
Nakorn Pratom
Lower Central
Bangkok
Bangkok
Upper South
Nakorn Sri Thammarat
Lower South
Song Khla
Chiang Mai
1 Upper North
RSEC
Chiang Mai Yupparat
Wittayalai
(Secondary
School)
Provinces
Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Sorn,
Chiang Rai, Lumpoon,
Lumpang, Payao, Prae, Nan
Education System in Thailand
 Compulsory education:- Grade 1-9
 Elementary: G1-G6
 Secondary: G7-G9
 Post Compulsory education
 Prepare for University: G10 – G12
 Prepare for career: Vocational school
 Types of K-12 Schools
 Elementary School : K, G1-G6 (Kindergarten, Pratom 1-6)
 Extended Elementary School : K, G1-G9 (Kindergarten , Pratom 1-6,
Mattayom 1-3)
 Secondary School : G7-G12 (Mattayom 1-6)
STEM-Net Model
Regional
STEM
Center 11
Regional
STEM
Center 12
Elementary
School 1
Regional
STEM
Center 1
Regional
STEM
Center 2
Regional
STEM
Center 10
Regional
STEM
Center 9
Regional
STEM
Center 7
Regional
STEM
Center 6
Extended
Elementary
School 1
Regional
STEM
Center 3
IPST
Regional
STEM
Center 8
Elementary
School 2
Regional
STEM
Center 5
Extended
Elementary
School 2
Regional
STEM
Center 4
Secondary
School 1
Secondary
School 2
Supports
• Grant
• Strategic Plan
• Professional Development
• STEM activities and
materials (formal and
informal education)
IPST
(NSC)
iSTEM
Regional Advisory
Board
Elementary
School 1
Elementary
School 2
Extended
Elementary
School 1
Regional
STEM Center 1
Chiang Mai
Extended
Elementary
School 2
STEM
Ambassador
Core
Trainers
Secondary
School 1
Local Trainers
Secondary
School 2
Teacher Professional Development
IPST Staffs
IPST
(NSC)
Develops
University
Professors
Core Trainers
Develop
• District supervisors
• University professors
• Experiences teachers
• DPST teachers
Local Trainers
Support
Evaluates
Regional
STEM Center 1
Chiang Mai
STEM Ambassadors
• STEM Professional
• Scholars in the area
• Dept. of Skill Development,
Ministry of Labour
• Ministry of Energy
• Business sector, etc.
IPST
(NSC)
Identifies
develops
STEM
Ambassadors
Identifies/
evaluates
Evaluates
• Seminar class
• Summer internship
• Summer institution
Regional
STEM Center 1
Chiang Mai
Impacts
 Learners attain higher science, mathematics and
technology learning achievement and are able to
identify their future career opportunities.
 Teachers at all grade levels not only possess the
informed view of STEM education, but also develop
and teach integrative STEM lesson effectively.
 Thailand will have STEM workforce that can raise
the country’s economy status.

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