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 National STEM Center (NSEC) STEM Ambassador Regional STEM Education Center (RSEC) iSTEM: Resources Centers STEM Hall of Fame
1. Chiang Mai 2. Phitsanulok 4. Khon Khan 10. Bangkok 3. Udorn Thani 5. Nakorn Ratchasima 6. Ubon Ratchathani 9.Nakorn Pratom 8. Nonthaburi 11. Nakorn Sri Thammarat 12. Songkhla 7. Chonburi Regional STEM Center Regions STEM Provinces 1Upper North Chiang Mai 2 Lower North Pitsanulok 3 Upper North- East 1 Udorn Thani 4 Upper North- East 2 Khon Khan 5 Lower North- East 1 Nakorn Ratchasima 6 Lower North- East 2 Ubon Ratchathani 7 East Chonburi 8 Upper Central Nonthaburi 9 Lower Central Nakorn Pratom 10Bangkok 11Upper South Nakorn Sri Thammarat 12Lower South Song Khla
1 Upper North RSEC Provinces Chiang Mai Yupparat Wittayalai (Secondary School) Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Sorn, Chiang Rai, Lumpoon, Lumpang, Payao, Prae, Nan Chiang Mai
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) Education System in Thailand
Regiona l STEM Center 3 IPS T Region al STEM Center 1 Region al STEM Center 2 Region al STEM Center 4 Region al STEM Center 5 Region al STEM Center 6 Region al STEM Center 7 Region al STEM Center 8 Region al STEM Center 9 Region al STEM Center 10 Region al STEM Center 11 Region al STEM Center 12 Elemen tary School 1 Elemen tary School 2 Extende d Element ary School 1 Extende d Element ary School 2 Second ary School 1 Second ary School 2 STEM-Net Model
Regional STEM Center 1 Chiang Mai IPST (NSC) Supports Grant Strategic Plan Professional Development STEM activities and materials (formal and informal education) STEM Ambassador Core Trainers Regional Advisory Board Local Trainers iSTEM Elemen tary School 1 Elemen tary School 2 Extende d Element ary School 2 Extende d Element ary School 1 Second ary School 1 Second ary School 2
Regional STEM Center 1 Chiang Mai IPST (NSC) Core Trainers Local Trainers University Professors IPST Staffs Develop District supervisors University professors Experiences teachers DPST teachers Develops Support Evaluates Teacher Professional Development
Regional STEM Center 1 Chiang Mai IPST (NSC) STEM Ambassadors Seminar class Summer internship Summer institution Evaluates Identifiesdevelops STEM Professional Scholars in the area Dept. of Skill Development, Ministry of Labour Ministry of Energy Business sector, etc. Identifies/ evaluates STEM Ambassadors
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.