Chevron Enjoy Science II

Thailand Partnership Initiative

The “Thailand Partnership Initiative” is a seven-year $35 million public-private partnership program by Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Ltd. aimed at strengthening Thailand’s competitiveness and innovation by improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

Chevron Enjoy Science II

Phase1
April
2015
March
2020
Phase2
April
2020
March
2022

For Phase 2, the project is implemented by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for STEM Education: SEAMEO STEM-ED, a regional intergovernmental agency established under the approval of Thai cabinet and the Ministry of Education of Thailand.

Objectives

  1. To enhance STEM education in the formal and informal education sectors in Thailand;
  2. To build and sustain professional capacity within the education system by working more closely with government agencies and private partners
  3. To build a culture of improvement within the schools
  4. To introduce a college and career readiness program called STEM Career Academies which has been proven in many countries to be a successful intervention to address the skills gap in the STEM workforce
  5. To promote evidence-based policies and practices aimed at high-impact teaching and learning, effective school leadership and instructional supports by varied stakeholders which have been proven to increase student outcomes.

Phase 2 of this project has the goal of expanding the scale of STEM activities for sustainable STEM development.
The operational objectives shall be setup to align with government policies and the project’s core mission.

Scope of the project

Phase 2 shall be operated to align with government policies in the following manners

1

Improving STEM Teaching and Learning Inside and Outside the Classrooms

focusing on developing master teachers and mentors who will provide teaching guidance in order to produce an educated workforce capable of 21st century skills.

2

Enriching STEM Learning Resources for the Thai Education System

focusing on developing quality learning materials that are critical for building learners’ STEM capacities in critical problem-solving and integration of multiple subjects. These resources shall be mainly disseminated online for ease of access.

3

Thailand School Improvement Program (TSIP) and Professional Learning Community (PLC)

The project will collaborate closely with Teachers’ Council of Thailand to strengthen the PLC for educators, as well as to introduce TSIP to enhance instructional leadership and create cultures of improvement in schools.

4

Piloting STEM Careers Academies Program in High Schools

to prepare students and young adults for Universities and future STEM careers, its aims to establish public-private partnershipswithin secondary schools and educational institutes in order to enrich students’ knowledge on academic subjects with their desired STEM-related career paths. The program will be piloted and evaluated before being proposed to policy makers for wider adoption nationally then expanding to the Southeast Asian regions.

5

STEM Awareness and Capacity Building of STEM Agencies

Though partnership with national STEM building agencies, the project will scale up the and expand the reach of existing informal STEM learning activities. Moreover, the project will collaborate with international experts to support government partners with personal capacity building and enhancement of STEM programs and learning resources management.

6

Policy Advocacy

The project aims to strengthen the capacity of Thai researchers in conducting international standard reseaches and conductstudies on the continuous impact of the Chevron Enjoy Science model to advocate effective education policies and practices that are critical for Thailand’s educational reform. The research outcomes shall be presented at both national and international forums to policymakers in Thailand and the Southeast Asian region.

Stakeholders and Beneficiaries

Policymakers

1. Teachers’ Council of Thailand (TCT)
2. Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC)
3. Office of the Teacher Civil Service and Educational Personnel Commission (OTEPC)
4. Department of Local Administration (DLA)
5. Office of the Private Education Commission (OPEC)
6. Office of National Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Policy Council (NXPO)
7. Various other similar agencies in the region

Professional skills Development institutions and Associations

1. The Department of Skill development
2. Selected Industrial employers and businesses

Professional Development Agencies

1. National Institute for Development of Teachers, Faculty Staff and Educational Personnel (NIDTEP)
2. Mahidol University
3. The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST)
4. Faculty of Education or Science of leading universities in Thailand and the region
5. Thai and International professional development institutes or agencies

Awareness Building Agencies

1. National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
2. National Science Museum (NSM)
3. The Office of Non-Formal and Informal Education (NFE)

Beneficiaries

1. Student
2. Education Professional including teachers, school administrators, and supervisors
3. Policy makers
4. Educational researchers
5. Targeted workforce for skills development

Project Sustainability

The project strives to strong and enduring educational network that will continue to build on and sustain the project’s impact, advocate evidence-based educational reform in Thailand, as well as collaborate with regional governments to strengthen STEM education in the region. As for the researches on the project’s impacts, SEAMEO STEM-ED shall distribute and present them to national and regional policymakers, in order to propel continuous improvement in education system.