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    Artistic thoughts

    Learningpost, Purich Trivitayakhun, Published on 26/01/2010

    » At an auditorium at the Thailand Creative & Design Centre (TCDC), a painting of the smiling face of a man encircled by roses was shown to the audience. Philip Yenawine, the speaker of the day, asked his audience to take a moment to look at the picture, and then he posed the following question: "What is going on in this picture?"

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    Better approach to training urged

    Learningpost, Steve Graham, Published on 26/01/2010

    » The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (Padi), as well as the British Army, uses this System Approach to Training for its instructional requirements, so there's a good chance it could work for Thailand's education sector too.

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    Motivation

    Learningpost, Timothy Cornwall, PHD, DTM, Published on 26/01/2010

    » Research concerning the role played by motivation in effective learning typically examines only the motivation to attend a learning session, to remain during the learning session and to make the most of what is being taught.

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    Right choice of words

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 26/01/2010

    » Humans naturally crave compliments. No one likes it when others pass nasty remarks about him or her. On the most miserable day, one yearns to hear a friendly remark. Words are a powerful tool that teachers should use to elevate the classroom climate, making it more conducive to learning. In contrast, non-complimentary words can negatively affect the learning environment and students' emotional well-being.

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    More school reforms urged

    Learningpost, Somyos Lorwatanapongsa, ED.D, Published on 26/01/2010

    » Quality educational reforms are on-going processes. In schools, the average length of curricular development lies between one and five years, but national reforms take place about every 10 years.

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    Sonar

    Learningpost, David Canavan, Published on 26/01/2010

    » I have a question for you, the answer to which I will give you at the end of this article. You are on a boat looking for a school of fish when your sonar finally finds a school. It emits a "ping" that travels at the speed of sound, which is about 1,500 metres per second in water, and the reflected sound is received half a second later. Using the formula distance equals to speed multiplied by time, work out how deep the fish are, but be careful - there is a catch (pun intended).

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    Accept this!

    Learningpost, Heather Vlach, Published on 26/01/2010

    » The two English words accept and except are often confused by non-native and native speakers alike. Perhaps it is due to their somewhat similar spellings and pronunciations. However, upon gaining a better understanding of the respective meanings for the two words, it may actually seem rather strange that there is confusion over them, because the meaning of accept and the meaning of except, when used as a verb, are more or less opposites.

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