» KKU runs CSV with 4 private sectors, both Thai and Japanese, to create Environmental awareness by using STEAM education in Problem-Solving for sustainable development (179 Views)

On October 15, 2021, from 14.30-16.00 hrs. at Smart Classroom of the Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN (IRDTP), Assoc. Prof. Maitree Inprasitha, Vice President for Education and Academic Services, signed a Memorandum of Agreement under the project “Development of Environment Consciousness in problem-Solving Learning based on STEAM Education”. This MOA aims to create awareness of developing advanced technology along with being environmentally friendly, responding to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) issues in promoting Lifelong Learning and Creating Shared Value (CSV) with private sectors abroad. This MOA is a new Academic Service Transformation that brings the university to an international level (Internationalization) to strengthen cooperation for development (Collaboration/Coordination Projects). Also to lead the university being a source of learning and wisdom of society (Center of Social Wisdom) as well as shifting academic services from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to Creating Shared Value: CSV) through collaboration between 4 organizations, namely TOYO SYSTEM Co., LTD., the Mathematics Certification Institute of Japan, the Research and Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN (IRDTP) and the Foundation for Education for the Development of Thinking Skills via online Zoom meeting.

This event honored by Mr. Surapon Petchwara, Vice president the Khon Kaen University Council, Advisor to the Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN (IRDTP) and a former Thai ambassador in Santiago, Chile, who presided over the opening ceremony, and Assoc. Prof. Maitree Inprasitha, Vice President for Education and Academic Services and Acting director of Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN (IRDTP) and Chairman of The Educational Foundation for Development of Thinking Skills (Thailand side), and Mr. Hideku, Shoji, Chairman of Board, President & CEO, Toto System Co., Ltd. and Prof. Shizumi Shimizu, Chairman of the Mathematics Certification Institute of Japan (Japan side) delivered a welcome speech. After that, there was a MOA signing ceremony with the 4 agencies. and asst. Prof. Piyasak Pakkothanang, acting director of the IRDTP and  Asst. Prof. Narumon Changsri, director of the Mathematics Education Research Center and deputy director of the IRDTP and secretary of The Foundation for Education of the Development of Thinking Skills signed as a witness. KKU administrators and personnel attended this signing ceremony. 

Mr. Surapon Petchwara said “This academic cooperation is important in several dimensions. The purpose is to promote lifelong learning and CVS with private sectors abroad, in response to the University's strategy of Education and academic transformation and International collaboration. Also, raising awareness of developing advanced technologies along with being environmentally friendly, which will promote sustainable development in response to the SDG issues that the universities are driving, and using STEAM Education to educate students who will become teachers, including teachers and educational personnel who support the educational management in the global direction,  including the concept of mathematical thinking that TOYO SYSTEM and The Mathematics Certification Institute (SUKEN) of Japan and Thailand will develop Thai youth on the long term is very gratifying.”

 

Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, President of Khon Kaen University said that “It is a vital cooperation that will promote Khon Kaen University to focus on the transformation of educational management. Transforming Academic Service which bring the University to Internationalization and strengthen cooperation for development. This is a strategic issue for Khon Kaen University in order to make the university become a source of learning and wisdom of society, as well as shifting academic services from Social Responsibility (CSR) to Creation of Shared Value (CSV) through this collaboration. 

Assoc. Prof. Maitree Inprasitha said
“Hopefully this cooperation will lead to guidelines for universities to work in CSV with the private sector, in raising awareness of the environment and mathematical thinking for students, teachers, lecturers, educational personnel and communities, supporting lifelong learning and educational development for sustainable development.”

In this regard, we were also honored with a congratulations speech on cooperation by  Mr.Naoto Komatsu, Director General, Industry Department Division, Iwaki city, Fukushima Prefecture, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Mr.Yoshio Masaki, Chairman of Iwaki Academia Promotion Council, both representatives of Japan, and Prof. Monchai Duangjinda, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, and Mr. Bunyarit Sombatlai, KKU council member, Dr. Panupong Sangdee, supervisor (senior professional level) Khon Kaen Provincial Education Office, Mr. Mr.channarong Buristrakul, the Chairman of Khon Kaen Chamber of Commerce, and Mr. Panchai Suwannavanich, Vice chairman of the Khon Kaen Federation of Industries, representatives of Thailand.   


The use of STEAM Education to educate students who are graduating and going to become teachers, including teachers and educational personnel and will support education in a global direction, including the concept of focusing on mathematical thinking that TOYO SYSTEM cooperates with The Mathematics Certification Institute (SUKEN) of Japan and Thailand, will develop Thai youth in the long run. There are plans for the activities as follows: (1) Joining design and train projects, activities that meet the objectives of all parties, including adjusting the operation plan to be appropriate throughout the operation period (2) Recruiting speakers, experts to support and develop Thai people's awareness of participation in the local community, and human resource development through solving environmental problems by organizing Toyo System Seminar activities at least twice a year and short-term exchanges in Japan This work is completed in accordance with the agreement of all 4 parties. (3) Provide speakers and experts to support the development of competency assessments. Developing a performance test development of mathematical thinking and various developments with SUKEN THAILAND.

The signing of this cooperation agreement marks a significant opportunity for the university to collaborate with leading Japanese organizations. Upgrading the quality of students, teachers, and educational personnel to raise awareness about the environment for the sustainable development of society, nation and region.

News: Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN (IRDTP) / Communication Affairs Division/ 

Translated: Prowsaeng Poosinghar,

Edited prove: Hendrik Westerveld

 


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