Taiwan Graduate Students Teach Training Courses for Thai Vocational College Teachers on Development of Mobile Device Applications
In recent years, Thailand’s government has been promoting “Thailand 4.0” to help its country escape the challenges of the “middle income trap”, the “inequality trap”, and “imbalance trap”. Upgrading technology and digitalization are two vital tools to achieve the goals of “Thailand 4.0”. The Ministry of Education of Thailand is responsible for training and educating young people equipped with the latest knowledge skills, to develop and apply technology to meet the needs of industries.
Taiwan’s outstanding advanced technology development and its technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system is acknowledged worldwide, and the Ministry of Education of Thailand welcomes cooperative TVET programs with Taiwan to benefit teachers and students in both countries. Mr. Somprasong Singsuwan, Director of the Bureau of Personnel Competency Development Office of the Vocational Education Commission of the Ministry of Education of Thailand therefore invited Mr. Kuo Chi-Ting and Ms. Lin I-Ting, two graduate students from the Department of Industrial Education at National Taiwan Normal University, to teach forty Thai TVET teachers about Mobile Device Applications from May 7 to May 11.
This five-day training program was organized by the Bureau of Personnel Competency Development and co-sponsored by the Department of Industrial Education at National Taiwan Normal University, and the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand, and it was held at the Bureau of Personnel Competency Development in Bangkok. The goal is for the trainees to teach what they learned from the two Taiwanese teachers to the students in their own classrooms. The program comprised a course on Creating with Scratch, a seminar on NES, a seminar on App Inventor, and group presentations on the applications that were designed in the class.
Taiwan is outpacing many countries in fields such as automation, robots, artificial intelligence, and the digital economy, and universities in Taiwan can provide teachers and programs to assist Thailand with teacher training in technology-related fields.
Photo:Mr. Somprasong Singsuwan, Director of the Bureau of Personnel Competency Development Office of the Vocational Education Commission of the Ministry of Education of Thailand at the opening ceremony.