Fostering Active Chemistry Learning in Thailand: Toward a Learner-Centered Student Experiences

  • Richard K. Coll
  • Chanyah Dahsah
  • Sanoe Chairam
  • Ninna Jansoon
Chapter

Abstract

Coll, Dahsah, Chairam, and Jansoon state in Chapter 16, that Thailand like many countries worldwide has engaged in major reforms to the science curriculum. A key focus of these reforms has been a shift toward a learner-centered science curriculum. In this chapter, authors report on a number of studies to show how a learner-centered science curriculum in Thailand places major importance on shifting the mindset of Thai students from a rather less active learning role in a strongly teacher-dominated classroom to a role in which they are active learners of chemistry.

Keywords

Alternative Conception Home Group Solid Reactant Total Phenolic Compound Sound Understanding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard K. Coll
    • 1
  • Chanyah Dahsah
    • 2
  • Sanoe Chairam
    • 3
  • Ninna Jansoon
    • 4
  1. 1.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Srinakharinwirot UniversityBangkokThailand
  3. 3.Ubon Ratchathani UniversityUbon RatchathaniThailand
  4. 4.Thaksin UniversitySongkhlaThailand

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