Child Development Issues Related to Thailand’s Computer Tablet Policy within the ASEAN Community Connecting with the worldPrepared byWillard Van De Bogartfor: The ASEAN Scenario Analysis 2015-2020 ConferenceBangkok University May 25, 2012 Web2Thai Foundation
Thai Society in preparation for the ASEAN Community • Branding of Thailand • Cross-border cooperation • Sufficiency Economy philosophy • Understand cultural diversity • Preserving local way of life • Develop potential of the people http://thailand.prd.go.th
What is Thailand’s Computer Tablet Policy?Provide one tabletper child to allprathom 1 studentsAllow students to haveaccess to othermaterialsProvide a 21 centurylearning tool PM Yingluck Shinawatra
Web2Thai FoundationTeaching Children English with Tablet Computers Per Algot Enevoldsen - President Right; Sven Sprogoe Petersen -Director 2nd right: Amm Chantaplaboon – Teacher Trainer 3rd right: Willard Van De Bogart
Thailand’s Computer Tablet Policy Lets log in:www.pressmart.comHyderabad, India
1st Who are the stake holders?• Families of Thailand• Educational representatives of Thailand• Teachers of Thailand• Producers of Thailand• Thailand as an ASEAN nation member• Thailand’s Diaspora 2nd What are the objectives?Cognitive developmentCritical ThinkingKnowledge acquisition and managementAssociative learning
Child Development Issues• Child Development using Digital Media• Preparing teachers and students• Pedagogy and Cultural difference in learning• Software Development and the use of apps• Teaching Thai Children to excel as digital natives within the ASEAN Community Howard Gardner
Child Development using digital media• The Use of Digital Media• Cognitive development• Scaffolding• Student learning• Digital literacy skills• Transfer skills
Preparing teachers and students * Teachers learn about apps * Students explore apps* Lessons developed with apps* Parents, teachers, students collaborate
Pedagogy and cultural difference in learningLesson plans incorporating apps Choosing apps for children www.KinderTown.com
Classroom managementTeachers are students – Students are teachers
Cultural Differences• The way kids learn – Is there a Thai way?
Software development and the use of appsVariationReward stimulusEasy interfaceLevel complexityIntuitiveEntertainingFun
Teaching Thai Children to Excel as Digital Natives in the ASEAN Community ASEAN Youth Forum – April 2, 2012 Stimulate sharing information, greater access, and deeper understanding of ASEAN and its origin.