EIN February 2024 Newsletter

News and Updates from EIN for February 2024

EIN February 2024 Newsletter

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Weekly Meetup at Arcadia Barcade 🕹️🍻

Join us every Wednesday from 6-9PM at Arcadia Barcade near the Phra Kanong BTS Station for our weekly meetup! All EIN members enjoy a 20% discount. Let's connect, share, and have fun!

Member Projects and Highlights 🎉

The Power of Emotionally Intelligent Parenting

Our own Susanna Nicol is helping host The Power of Emotionally Intelligent Parenting February 21st:

InsightPact's Innovative Training Solutions

Our EIN member Ted Sookkhasem wants to unlock your team's full potential with InsightPact's cutting-edge training programs and facilitation services:

Growth Through People-Centered Learning

At InsightPact, we are not just a training and facilitation agency but your catalyst for people-centered leadership, organizational effectiveness, and workplace wellbeing. Based in Bangkok, our global reach enables organizations of all sizes to achieve success through our tailored facilitation and training programs.

Explore Our Comprehensive Training Programs:

  • Facilitation Fundamentals

    • Master the essential skills of effective facilitation to drive collaboration and engagement in your team.

  • Leading Hybrid Teams

    • Navigate the new world of work with strategies to enhance productivity and foster a connected hybrid team environment.

  • Introduction to Design Thinking

    • Unleash creative problem-solving and innovation within your organization through the principles of design thinking.

  • Innovation Essentials

    • Cultivate a thriving culture of innovation with our specialized program designed to spark creativity.

  • Modern Agile Basics

    • Boost agility and thrive in dynamic environments with our comprehensive modern agile training.

Dive Deeper with Our Specialized Workshops:

Visit insightpact.com to download our comprehensive catalog or schedule a personalized consultation with our expert team. Let us tailor our offerings to meet your unique educational needs.

News in the Education Industry 📚

Education Overhaul to Achieve Zero Dropout Rate:

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has announced a plan aiming to revolutionize the educational landscape in Thailand, targeting a zero dropout rate. This initiative is seen as a step towards addressing education inequality and reshaping the future of Thai youth. The Prime Minister emphasized the role of teachers as more than just instructors, but as creators and givers, highlighting their importance in shaping the nation's future​​.

Source: Thaiger

Increased Interest of Chinese Students in Southeast Asian Education:

A notable rise in Chinese students choosing Southeast Asian countries like Thailand and Malaysia for their higher education, driven by factors such as cost-effectiveness and a simpler application process.

Source: Sixth Tone

Budget Allocation and Quality of Education:

Despite a substantial budget allocation for education, the Equitable Education Fund (EEF) Thailand has identified that budget alone is not enough to improve the quality of Thai education. The fund suggests that equitable education should be ensured for all students, including those from small schools, by adjusting the budget formula. The focus is on providing quality education across the board, addressing the needs of over 14,660 small schools across the country​​.

Source: Thai PBS World

MHESI's Achievements and Future Policies:

The Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation (HESI) of Thailand, Supamas Isarabhakdi, showcased the ministry's achievements and future policy directions at the 'Future Thailand' event. The minister emphasized the ministry's commitment to good education, happy living, adequate income, and effective research and innovation to address societal concerns. Initiatives such as waiving university admission fees, launching the THEOS-2 Satellite, and establishing the Futurium Innovation Center to empower Thai youths were highlighted. The ministry's future efforts include ensuring access to quality education for all, supporting startup enterprises, developing electric vehicles, and enhancing Thailand's soft power internationally​​.

World Bank's Stance on Education System and Income Inequality:

The World Bank has pointed out that the education system in Thailand is a major factor contributing to the country's income inequality, which is among the highest in East and Asia Pacific. The organization emphasizes that revising the education system is crucial for reducing income inequality and unlocking a fairer future for Thailand​​.

Upcoming Events 📅

The 4th Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE2024):

  • Date: February 16, 2024

  • Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Details: Organized by IAFOR, SEACE2024 aims to tackle educational challenges in ASEAN, focusing on internationalization, multiculturalism, and educational reform.

  • More Information

International Conference on Future of Women 2024:

  • Date: February 22-23, 2024

  • Location: Bangkok, Ambassador Hotel Bangkok

  • Details: This conference aims to unite diverse researches, stories, and case studies from around the world, offering networking and publishing opportunities. It focuses on various aspects of women's future globally.

  • More Info

Education and Development Conference 2024:

  • Date: March 5-7, 2024

  • Location: Bangkok, AETAS Lumpini

  • Details: The Annual Education and Development Conference serves as a forum, discussion, and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, and policy makers.

  • More Info

EIN Member Article of the Month 📝

Hello fellow EIN members! I wanted to discuss a bit of how I approach applying coaching to personalized learning, particularly how I combine it with a couple of concepts that are well-known among educators, and how that can lead to successful personalized learning journeys for our students. In my 28 years of experience as an educator, I’ve come to realize that integrating coaching methodology into the educational framework, particularly when guided by Bloom's Taxonomy and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, significantly enhances our ability to support and empower students through their learning journeys. Coaching, with its core principles of inquiry, reflection, goal-setting, and personalized support, serves as a powerful tool for implementing learning pathways that are both meaningful and impactful for my students.

In the context of Maslow's Hierarchy, coaching methodologies prioritize the holistic well-being of the student, ensuring that their physiological and safety needs are addressed as a foundation for learning. Coaches work alongside educators and parents to identify any barriers to learning that may stem from unmet basic needs, advocating for and implementing strategies that ensure students have the necessary support to thrive both inside and outside the classroom.

As we move up Maslow's hierarchy towards psychological and self-fulfillment needs, coaching methodologies emphasize the importance of fostering a sense of belonging and esteem within the learning environment. This involves creating opportunities for students to connect with their peers and educators in meaningful ways, as well as setting and achieving personal goals that contribute to their sense of accomplishment and self-worth. Coaches play a crucial role in facilitating these connections and recognitions, guiding students to recognize their own progress and celebrate their achievements.

Transitioning to the implementation of Bloom's Taxonomy within a coaching framework, the emphasis is placed on facilitating cognitive development through tailored, student-centered learning experiences. Coaches employ questioning techniques that prompt critical thinking and reflection, encouraging students to explore their understanding, apply knowledge in new contexts, analyze information critically, evaluate outcomes, and ultimately, engage in creative problem-solving. This dialogic process not only deepens students' cognitive abilities but also nurtures their intrinsic motivation and engagement with the material.

Furthermore, coaching methodologies advocate for goal-setting at various stages of the learning process, aligning with the different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. Coaches work with students to set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals that reflect their current level of cognitive development and stretch them towards higher-order thinking skills. This goal-setting process is dynamic and personalized, allowing students to take ownership of their learning journey and adapt their goals as they grow and evolve.

In practical terms, implementing a coaching-based approach to education requires a shift in how we design and deliver curricular and extracurricular experiences. It means adopting a more flexible, student-centered curriculum that allows for differentiation and personalization. It involves training educators in coaching skills, such as active listening, effective questioning, and feedback techniques, to enhance their interactions with students. It also necessitates the creation of a supportive learning environment that encourages experimentation, reflection, and growth.

By weaving coaching methodologies with the insights provided by Bloom's Taxonomy and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, we can create a more adaptive, responsive, and effective educational system. This approach not only addresses the diverse needs and aspirations of our students but also empowers them to navigate their learning journeys with confidence, curiosity, and a deep sense of purpose. None of this is particularly easy, but it is a way forward when we look at how we can reframe education and learning in a student-centered way that gives them (and us!) tools for sustainable success.

Head of Learning, HEYA Education

Read on our website here.

Job Postings 🚀

Explore new career opportunities shared by our network members.

If you have any interest in these please email [email protected] with your CV and the job you’re interested in.

First Steps International School Bangkok is looking for Year 3 Teachers:

InsightPact is seeking facilitators, program coordinators and program managers:

  • If you're a seasoned facilitator, program coordinator or program manager, InsightPact’s Contractor Roster is your gateway to exciting projects. InsightPact currently has three roles open - Contract Facilitators, Contract Program Coordinators, and Contract Program Managers.

    Learn more about InsightPact’s Contractor Roster here and please feel free to share these opportunities with a friend you feel would be ideal for any of these roles.

Point Avenue is hiring part-time debate teachers. Join their award winning debate team!


AppaCamp by OnDemand is seeking an Entrepreneurship Teacher for weekend workshops.

  • Job Description here.

Beyond Books is hiring new coaches and assistants.

  • Beyond Books teaches extra curricular classes in over 26 schools in Thailand. Please see their current job listings here.

HEYA Education is looking for a School Administrator and a Marketing and Sales Specialist.

  • Job Descriptions here.

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