EASTEM WP 2 teams met at Mahidol University, Bangkok, on 14-16 November to develop a joint framework for the ToT courses for lecturers in student-centred STEM education to be conducted at partner universities in 2020.
EASTEM Asian partner universities presented experiences from running components or full courses and discussed common challenges when attempting to introduce student-centered learning approaches to teachers and students.
WP 2 leader Uppsala University summarized the course components into a joint framework and recommendations based on best practices for how partners can learn from each other when setting up their ToT courses.
At the meeting, the EASTEM project also had the pleasure to welcome Dr. Athikom Roeksabutr and Dr Supattana Nirukkanaporn of the Electric Engineering Academic Association (Thailand), who will take on the role as external evaluators, assessing the project’s dissemination and impact.
In conjunction with the WP 2 meeting, host university Mahidol University officially launched their STEM centre (WP 3) which signed an MoU with an industry partner, Thai STEM education equipment distributer Imagineering Education Company.
This event generated extensive media coverage in Thailand in both Thai and English languages.
Short video clip from the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand’s English language channel NBT World is available at this link.
As a next step for WP 2, some partner universities will now pilot the ToT course. WP 2 contact persons will meet again in Chiang Mai in February 2020 to discuss experiences from the pilots and prepare implementation of the ToT courses at all partner universities during the spring of 2020.