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    Science prodigies

    Learningpost, Purich Trivitayakhun, Published on 24/08/2010

    » At Suvarnabhumi airport one late afternoon last month, throngs of teachers, students, parents and journalists were waiting for the arrival of the five Thai gold medallists who were returning from the International Physics Olympiad (Ipho) in Croatia. The champions were greeted by Deputy Education Minister Chaiyos Jiramethakorn, photo sessions and banners welcoming the triumphant students.

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    Problems shared

    Learningpost, Steve Graham, Published on 24/08/2010

    » Exchanging experiences is one way for like-minded organisations to solve common difficulties. A recent seminar by Khon Kaen University International College (KKUIC) highlighted the many troubles facing schools running English and mini-English programmes (EP and MEP).

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    From a million words, pick the best

    Learningpost, Timothy Cornwall, PHD, DTM, Published on 24/08/2010

    » When we went through our own education, did our teachers identify, present and ensure that we retained the vocabulary we use as adults?

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    Flute prodigy returns to Bangkok for special concert

    Learningpost, Published on 24/08/2010

    » Flute prodigy Yae Ram Park will be reunited with her former classmates at Shrewsbury International School in September when she returns to Bangkok to perform in a special concert.

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    Psychological weaning

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 24/08/2010

    » Experience tells us that as students get older, their parents and teachers gradually let go of them and expect them to soon fend for themselves. While this is necessary to prepare students for independent thinking and living when they reach early adulthood, I am inclined to think that this sort of psychological weaning has to be done with caution.

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    True science awards

    Learningpost, Purich Trivitayakhun, Published on 24/08/2010

    » At Ban Kud Chok Noi School in Sakon Nakhon province, students keep their school clean by sweeping and by collecting garbage every day. "It struck me that our school should apply new technology to lighten our cleaning chores," said Metta Traiwongyoi, a Prathom 6 (Grade 6) student at the school.

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    Aliens among us

    Learningpost, David Canavan, Published on 24/08/2010

    » I have just returned from a visit to Chiang Mai, where I ventured into the forest looking for snakes, gibbons and other interesting wildlife. While there, a guide pointed out green tea plants, originally from India, planted by the local tribes. When grown, the leaves will be sold to make tea.

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    Geographical use of 'the'

    Learningpost, Heather Vlach, Published on 24/08/2010

    » In a previous WRITEStuff! article, we learned about the, a and an, the three articles in English. The article has since generated questions on when and how the is used when it comes to specific geographic locations. Let's look at some rules for using the with geographical nouns.

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