Since the Covid-19 Pandemic is over in Thailand, myself and my colleagues at our Thinking Classroom Foundation (TCF) could travel to the Burma border to provide RWCT training in Mae Hong Son, Mae Sot and Phan Nga. In the second week of January next year, we are planning to go to Sankhalaburi to provide RWCT TOT to Mon teachers. For the teachers from our partner organizations inside Burma, we still provide online training via Zoom application.
Apart from the teacher training, we work on education policy and curriculum development. The remarkable achievement this year is that the Federal Democracy Education Policy which TCF had advocated for more than ten years has been approved by the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) in May this year. The NUCC consists of Ethnic Resistance Organizations, elected MPs of the National League for Democracy, the (exiled) National Unity Government and various civil society organizations.
Now, the education departments of the above organizations are implementing education leading to the Federal Democracy Education System. According to the Federal Democracy Education Policy, we are changing the previous content-based curriculum to competency-based curriculum. TCF is playing a leading role in creating the competency-based curriculum and active learning and critical thinking pedagogy for basic education.
I hope that the reign of the military rule will be ended in the near future and we will be able to rebuild our country. TCF will take its role in reforming education.
Thinking Classroom Foundation
31 December 2023