I’ve been very busy lately; as in super busy. Apart from testing a teaching approach for my research, I’m also teaching part time in a private school downtown. I’m also going to teach commisoned officers of Wing 46, a part of the Royal Thai Air Force Combat Group scheduled next month.
Not only that, I also drafted a speech for former MP for Phitsanulok Dr. Warong Dechgitvigrom about the democracy in Thailand which he presented in Taiwan last week. Mahirap palang gumawa non. And on Tuesday, he’s going to speak about our project “English For All” in a round table talk with the US Embassy, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, former Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij, and the first ASEAN Secretary-General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan among others.
|Dr. Warong delivering a speech in Tawain last week|
Dr. Warong gave me stuff to look at for his presentation. He asked me to search for ways on how to improve the quality of education in Thailand. However, the term “quality education” is vague, at least according to a paper I’ve read. Also, the understanding of quality education can also vary depending on whether one comes from the perspective of educational outcomes or educational processes (UNESCO 2005; Barret et al.2006; Barret and Tikly 201). O diba, parang research na. He also asked me to search for information on how to engage youths and women in politics. Trust me, my head is spinning right now. Lots of work, and tomorrow is the deadline.
On a lighter note, it’s a good opportunity for Dr. Warong because he’ll be using more English. He said to me last week that he feels really comfortable to speak English now.
|Visitors: Team of KRA Group Malaysia, a public affairs consulting firm|
Moreover, the director, three students and one Filipina teacher from Sapansam School, will also fly on the 29th this month to Bangkok to talk about the said project before the big names in education. It’s also an opportunity for the project to get more fund in order for other classes to experience English and, ultimately, every student in Thailand.
That being said, I’ll be drafting the speeches of students as well as the speeches of teachers going. Trust me, I’ve never been so tired in my life (in reference to work) but…I am so enjoying it.