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Education Papers

RWCT Guidebooks

Critical Thinking Guidebook

 

 

Contact:

PO Box 6, CMU

Chiang Mai 50202

Thailand

 

Tel: +66-53-216728

+66-53-212159

 

 

Copyright TTBT 2010

 

THINKING CLASSROOM FOUNDATION

The Thinking Classroom Foundation is registered in Thailand. The aims and objectives of the foundation are to support education to disadvantaged children; to provide training to deprived young people promoting vocational skills and basic knowledge such as language and computer; and to develop teacher education promoting active learning and critical thinking.

We implement the following educational components:

  Teacher Preparation and Professional Development

  Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking (RWCT)

  Leadership and Management in Education

  Education Policy and Curriculum Development

  Primary School Support

  Migrant Learning Center and

  Critical Thinking for Daily Life

These are our current priority because we need qualified teachers who help students to promote active learning and critical thinking; we need educational leadership for a democratic educational reform in Burma; we want to help educators to develop education policy and curriculum development in every region of Burma; we want all children in school; and we want to help young people to equip required skills for their adult life.

TEACHER TRAINING CENTER FOR BURMESE TEACHERS

Promoting Active Learning and Critical Thinking

 

Teacher Training Center for Burmese Teachers (TTBT) is a non-profit educational institute operating independently in exile, currently based in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand since 2001. It seeks to improve the quality of education in refugee camps, ceasefire regions, remote areas of Burma and migrant workers in Thailand, by training new teachers, promoting active learning, critical thinking and democratic practice in schools, providing professional development opportunities for existing teachers, and developing educational policy and practice.

READING AND WRITING FOR CRITICAL THINKING

The Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking (RWCT) project is based on the idea that democratic practices in schools play an important role in the transition towards peaceful and thoughtful societies. RWCT introduces research-based instructional methods to teachers and teacher educators. These methods are designed to help students think reflectively, take ownership for their personal learning, understand the logic of arguments, listen attentively, debate confidently, and become independent lifelong learners. The program can be used in all grades and subjects with existing curricula.  

CRITICAL THINKING FOR DAILY LIFE

Since 2009, we organize Critical Thinking workshops for young people working at community based organizations. It designs for two-day workshop that includes Introduction to Critical Thinking, Reading for Critical Thinking, Writing for Critical Thinking, Listening for Critical Thinking, Discussion for Critical Thinking and Questioning for Critical Thinking.

MIGRANT LEARNING CENTER

Skills Development for Migrant Workers

A Learning Center has been operating in Chiang Mai, Thailand for migrant workers from Burma since October 2005. The center offers Thai Language, English Language, and Computer training. Anybody regardless of race, gender, age, language, education, religion, political belief and social background can apply for the courses. Tuition is free. The course starts from basic to advanced levels. The courses design two sessions morning 9:00-11:00 and evening 18:00-20:00. We provide new courses every two month. About 4000 students have completed the courses within five years.

For Further Information, Please Contact:

Program Director

info@thinkingclassroom.org

First Published: 10 November 2003

Last Updated: 8 December 2013