University and Community Linkages for
Sustainable Development
Building on Cultural Diversity and Community Engagement
Porn...
The Four Pillars of Learning
• Self analytical
and social skills
• Understanding
the relationships
between human
and socie...
Learn to
know
Learn to
do
Learn to
be
Learn to
live
together
Sustainable Development
Universities of yesterday
Universitie...
University and Community Linkages –
Case Studies on Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand
Major Flood in
Bangkok 2011
Rural D...
University and Community Linkages –
Case Studies on Major Flood in Bangkok 2011
Context Key Engagement
Actions
Key Outcome...
University and Community Linkages –
Case Studies on Rural Development
in Phu Chi Fah, Chiang Rai
Context Key Engagement
Ac...
University and Community Linkages –
Case Studies on Communal Healthy Space
Context Key Engagement
Actions
Key Outcomes
Sia...
Through engagement with the community, the University extends
its educative territory beyond the campus as well as reinven...
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  1. 1. University and Community Linkages for Sustainable Development Building on Cultural Diversity and Community Engagement Pornchai Mongkhonvanit Prin Boondiskulchok Noppawan Siriphol Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand March 2014
  2. 2. The Four Pillars of Learning • Self analytical and social skills • Understanding the relationships between human and society • Practical skills• Cognitive learning Learning to know Learning to do Learning to be Learning to live together Source: UNESCO
  3. 3. Learn to know Learn to do Learn to be Learn to live together Sustainable Development Universities of yesterday Universities of today Universities of tomorrow Linkages between universities and communities Siam University Case Studies • Major Flood in Bangkok 2011 • Rural Development in Phu Chi Fah, Chiang Rai • Communal Healthy Space The Evolving Role of Educational Institutions
  4. 4. University and Community Linkages – Case Studies on Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand Major Flood in Bangkok 2011 Rural Development in Phu Chi Fah, Chiang Rai Communal Healthy Space Siam University Communities
  5. 5. University and Community Linkages – Case Studies on Major Flood in Bangkok 2011 Context Key Engagement Actions Key Outcomes Siam University offers its campus to serve people in surrounding community during the major flood in Bangkok in 2011. • Assigned a group of 20-30 staff to facilitate flood victims • Allowed people to use toilets, ATM, etc. on campus • Provided water pumping for the community • Created a community market to supply daily groceries for flood victims • Both the University and community were well recovered from the flood • The university was awarded by APHEIT (Associate of Private Higher Education in Thailand) for its initiative
  6. 6. University and Community Linkages – Case Studies on Rural Development in Phu Chi Fah, Chiang Rai Context Key Engagement Actions Key Outcomes Tribal groups in Phu Chi Fah, Chiang Rai used to plant crops to produce drugs. So Siam University came in to develop the area to be a safer and sustainable living place for community. • Introduced local tribes to do agriculture instead of planting crops and producing drugs • Led youths to build wire, dike and small dam for the community • Brought students from Nursing and Pharmacy Faculty came to provide health services to local people • Raised fund for the community • Built Pagoda as a landmark for peace and understanding to unite the people • Created and distributed a documentary about Mhong culture in Phu Chi Fah • Developed a sustainable living for the next generation
  7. 7. University and Community Linkages – Case Studies on Communal Healthy Space Context Key Engagement Actions Key Outcomes Siam University strengthens bonds with surrounding community through the development of Communal Healthy Space that promotes healthy learning and healthy lifestyle among people. Built four sustainable networks within the community: 1. Healthy Food Network: • Nutrition food safety and food security group • Breastfeed and maternity care group 2. Clean and Green Environment Network: • Green Market and Green Community group 3. Healthy Sport and Exercises Network 4. Sufficiency Economy Network • Received funding of 17 million Baht from the Thai Health Promotion Foundation to drive the project during 2012 and 2013 • Leveraged quality of living for people in the community
  8. 8. Through engagement with the community, the University extends its educative territory beyond the campus as well as reinvents its approach to education with a heightened sense of purpose. The three major case studies demonstrate not only how universities can be a catalyst for social movement and social change towards sustainable development, but also how community engagement enables universities to achieve its main missions with a heightened sense of purpose.
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