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SEAMEO CONGRESS Southeast Asia in Transition: Rethinking Education, Science and Culture for Regional Transition “Work-integrated Learning (WiL) as a means of Reforming TVET in Southeast Asia: Thailand case” Assoc. Prof. Dr. Numyoot Songthanapitak President, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (RMUTL) & Regional Association for Vocational Teacher Education in East and Southeast Asia (RAVTE) Content 1. Education System in Thailand 2. Reforming TVET in Southeast Asia: Thailand case 3. Work-integrated Learning / Cooperative education at RMUTL: Trial cases 4. The Regional Association for Vocational Teacher Education in East and Southeast Asia (RAVTE) Education System in Thailand Statistics of Employed Workforces in Thailand Population (millions) 67.9 GDP (US billions) 345.6 Employed Workforce (millions) 39.54 Unemployed Workforce (millions) 0.20 Not working (millions) 14.92 (e.g. monks, housewives, students, elderly etc.) Ages below 15 years (millions) 15.54 Sources: Global Competitiveness Report (2012-2013) & Office of National Statistics (2012) STRUCTURE OF EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THAILAND Pre-higher education: Higher Education Levels Duration of compulsory education: • Age of entry: 6-7, Age of exit: 18-19 Entry: Completion of basic education Structure of school system: Primary Level 1: Advanced Diploma • Length of program in years: 6 Level 2: Bachelor • Age level from: 7 to: 12 Level 3: Graduate Diploma • Certificate/diploma awarded: Primary School Certificate Level 4: Master Lower Secondary Level 5: Higher Graduate Diploma • Length of program in years: 3 Level 6: Doctor • Age level from: 13 to: 15 • Certificate/diploma awarded: Lower Secondary School Certificate Upper Secondary • Length of program in years: 3 • Age level from: 16 to: 18 • Certificate/diploma awarded: Higher Secondary School Certificate (Mathayom Suksa 6) Education System in Thailand Higher Education Drivers Model Universities of Technology Societal focus/positioning Widening Participation/access Economic Growth Sector Skills Business Competitiveness Graduate Employability Knowledge Transfer Employer Engagement and HE Targets IP exploitation/spinout companies Professional Quals Regional Development and Life Long Learning regeneration Workforce Development Foundation degrees Teaching Research Academic Research Graduates International research base Post Graduates Discipline advancement Higher Education Targets New knowledge Learning programmes World Class Knowledge Base Intellectual Capital DR M.Wedgwood, Manchester Metropolitan University, Academic Reforming TVET in Southeast Asia: Thailand case Three MajorThree Concerns: MajorTVET Concerns: TVET (Quoted from Prof. Shyamal Majumdar, Ph D. at Cologne University, 23 Sept 2014) 1. Improve the image a

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