ISSP [2010] : Laboratory Activities for Secondary Science Education in Rural Thailand

Thailand’s National Education Act of 1999 set out many reforms, some specifically aimed at promoting active teaching methods. However, in many rural areas these reforms have not yet been adopted. The Office of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Projects aims to spread active teaching methods to schools throughout rural Thailand. Through partnership with the teachers of the Baan Na Yao School we tailored, implemented, and evaluated science laboratory activities. Implementation of these activities increased student interest in science and encouraged teachers to embrace active teaching methods. The developed laboratory manuals can be used throughout Thailand to promote active teaching methods.