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    Wild goose chase

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 05/01/2010

    » According to Peter Airasian, the author of education assessment textbooks, "assessment is the process of collecting, synthesizing and interpreting information to aid classroom decision-making. It includes information gathered about pupils, instruction and classroom climate". I particularly like this definition because it is comprehensive. When taken seriously and applied in schools, this approach to assessment produces a significant difference in the way students learn and continue learning.


    Children on the margins

    Outlook, Vasana Chinvarakorn, Published on 07/01/2010

    » There is light in the eyes of these children as they laugh. It shines out of the darkness that surrounds them. Under the fluorescent glare, the youngsters are giggling or convulsing with laughter at the performances of their peers. One by one, they take turns staging one-of-a-kind shows - shadow and hand puppetry, a live theatre and singing skit, and even traditional ethnic Shan dances during which some appreciative audience members present the amateur performers with small cash gifts. The memorable night will no doubt be cherished by the youths for years to come. It's a rare opportunity for the 30 stateless children in Chiang Mai to spend three days learning the basics of art and producing this unique "festival" together.


    The Healing power of a horse

    Mylife, Anjira Assavanonda, Published on 07/01/2010

    » It was Tuesday morning and a group of parents and children were gathering, as usual, around the horse training stable within the Mounted Police Division 4 on Ekachai Road in Bang Bon district.


    What's in a name? Plenty in this country

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 17/01/2010

    » There is a building not far from my home in salubrious Samut Prakan that I happen to pass whenever I take a shortcut to Sukhumvit Road. It's a boring, designless concrete factory or shop or something or other. And out the very front, in very big letters, is the name of the business: "NEWISH GERMS".


    Somwung opens up on enhancing teacher quality

    Learningpost, Published on 19/01/2010

    » 'Quality of education is the only thing that is going to move Thailand to a better position,'' said Prof Emeritus Somwung Pitiyanuwat, PhD. Before leaving his position as acting director of the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (Onesqa), he gave an exclusive interview to ''Education'' on his vision on improving the quality of teachers in Thailand. Below are edited excerpts.


    Classroom procedures

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 19/01/2010

    » Teaching entails preparing and delivering course content, as well as setting up and sustaining the effective context for learning. While the former is easily accomplished, the latter can cause significant stress.


    Ready for anything

    Mylife, Anjira Assavanonda, Published on 21/01/2010

    » Being a nanny is not an easy task. It requires knowledge, skill, love, tenderness and a lot more. Rosalie San Juan, 36, learned this when she helped her sister find a nanny to take care of her niece a few years ago.


    Taking Plunge

    Supawadee Inthawong, Published on 04/02/2010

    » A swimming instructor in Chiang Mai knows just how helpful swimming coaching can be for helping disabled and special needs children.


    It's a Nice Day for a white Wedding

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 07/02/2010

    » Last week I attended the wedding in inner-city Bangkok of a former staff member and her long-term boyfriend. I should have been happy, but I wasn't.


    Do you see what I see?

    Learningpost, David Canavan, Published on 09/02/2010

    » The eye is an exceptional organ although the effectiveness of an animal's eye depends on how much it relies on sight and the environment in which it lives. Arguably, birds of prey, such as eagles and falcons, as well as scavenging vultures, have the most advanced eyesight, and they are able to spot tiny prey scurrying among the bushes or a carcass from kilometres away.

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