Member28 June 2020 at 10:30 am
Thailand’s Basic Education Core Curriculum has five overall goals; the fifth one explicitly states that students should develop an “Awareness of the need to preserve all aspects of Thai culture and Thai wisdom, protection and conservation of the environment, and public-mindedness with dedication to public service for peaceful and harmonious co-existence.” My new school, albeit international, is rooted in communicating Thainess (and as I mentioned earlier, the new school’s vision is quite %¤#”#).
I liked that Tara stated that “meaningful” can actually be interpreted in a variety of ways. I also like that she keeps pushing that we let students do as much as the driving as possible. In my recent reflections, I can see why I hit the roadblocks I did. I love the simple idea of just tying in learning experiences to the mission statements…like Laurence said, “Who would argue with that?”. I think I won’t even call my service learning designs “integration”…I don’t know why I was so concerned about giving lessons labels.
So meaningful for me, will be ensuring students’ have relevant experiences important to them.