My journey of love in observing learning and telling stories
of what I had seen and learned from people and their interactions.
APPLIED CONSTRUCTIONISM IN THAILAND:
TWO DECADES OF A CONSTRUCTIONIST SCHOOL IN THAILAND
(A book chapter, P. 97, on Constructionist School in Thailand)
I spent a year exploring my interest in dancing. I got into a break dance community and Bangkok. This community gave me opportunity to observe and learn about informal learning environment. I had been involved in this community as a new comer dancer and I learned break dancing from informal learning resource. This paper was done as my first ethnography research during my time at Stanford. I had interviewed a dancer in depth and analyze the video clips and from my field notes to unveil how learning occur in dancers’ community in Bangkok to understand the structure of unstructured learning environment.
How to handle multiple projects in classroom. I observed class and co-authored with Ittichai Rattanatavorn and presented this paper at Educator’s roundtable in FabLearn Conference 2016. It wasn’t a clear paper to explain very complex classroom management of this great teacher. I was sad but I really like this experience observing and trying to write this up and bring this teacher to share his experience at Stanford.
My writing journey has begun in this year! I learned to write and express in English for the first time.
As a part of a progressive school in Thailand since 2001, I was a part of this paper and presented this at Constructionism 2014 in Vienna, Austria. We presented 3 different application of Constructionism pedagogy in Thailand in 3 different learning environment such as in school, farmers community and in employees’ training programs. This paper got attention from Constructionist Academia since Thailand has been putting Constructionism into practice since 2001. At the end of the conference, steering committee had proposed Thailand to be the host of the Constructionism 2016.
My very first paper about maker education that I wrote by myself. I started to like writing and telling stories of learning from my observation. I like ethnography research approach. I feel like it’s my natural way of living and learning. I am interested in observing learning interactions especially in informal learning environment. In this class that I took at Stanford, I chose to observe learning interactions in FabLab.
I wrote about the dynamic of the classroom both how the teachers laid out the settings and also how the students interacted with each other and learning resources in FabLab. Thanks to Angi Chau and Heather Pang for your support to this visit at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, California, USA.
It was amazing experience even as a small co-author. I really enjoyed telling stories of learning.
I presented in international conference for the first time in Greece and it was a solo presentation.
Some audiences shot video clips of my talk and shared with others during lunch!
Words about a Constructionist school in Bangkok started to spread. 🙂
This is the first paper about Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning (DSIL) that’s been published in international conference. I presented this paper for the author Dr.Arnan Sipitakiat, Chiangmai University, in Constructionism Conference 2012 in Athen, Greece.
This paper informed the ideology and practice of DSIL since 2001 and also presented the academic structure and its learning result which is comparable to traditional schools while students can pursue their project of interests.