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Institute on Thailand - EDSS 295 TR1 - Course Syllabus

Institute on Thailand - EDSS 295 TR1 - Course Syllabus

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This course is designed for K-12 educators interested in learning about Thailand. Through first-hand experience in Thailand, participants study Thai history, economy, politics, education and culture. Workshops and field trips to schools, historical, business and cultural sites are integrated for an understanding of Thai society. Curriculum development and instruction on Thailand are required upon return to Vermont.
View Course: https://learn.uvm.edu/courselistsummer/course.php?term=201206&crn=60963

This course is designed for K-12 educators interested in learning about Thailand. Through first-hand experience in Thailand, participants study Thai history, economy, politics, education and culture. Workshops and field trips to schools, historical, business and cultural sites are integrated for an understanding of Thai society. Curriculum development and instruction on Thailand are required upon return to Vermont.

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Course Syllabus
 
Title
:
EDSS 295 --- Institute on Thailand and its Cultures
Credits:
 
Three (3) -
1 credit = 15 contact hours
 
Instructors:
 
Michael S. Stuart, Bill Williams
Meeting dates and times:
June 2
 –
Aug 2, 2012
Location:
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Ubon Ratchathani
Course Description:
 
This course is designed for K-12 educators interested in learning and teaching about Thailand. Through first-hand experience, participants study Thai history, economy, politics, education, and culture. Workshops andfield trips to schools, historical, business and cultural sites are integrated for an
 
understanding of Thai society.Readings and three planning sessions are required prior to the course. Curriculum design and instruction onThailand are required upon return to Vermont.
Goals:
 
This course is designed for educators to 1) gain a first hand understanding of the culture, includinghistory, politics, products, geography, religion and education of Thailand, through hands on activities,lectures, and field trips to various cultural, historical, political, educational and business sites; 2) foster acommitment to infuse Thai studies into teaching and learning in their local school and community, and 3)provide opportunities to discuss their learning and develop lesson plans, with guidance, for teaching theirstudents.
Learning Outcomes:
 
By completing this course, participants will:
Obtain a
 
basic knowledge of Thai culture;
Understand the evolution of Thai culture characterized with historical, economic, political, social,and educational development; and
Implement theories and effective practices in curriculum design and teaching about Thailand.
General Course Information
Course Policies/Expectations:
Program participants must fulfill the following tasks.a. Complete required readings:a. Baker, Chris, and Pasuk Phongpaichit.
A History of Thailand 
. Cambridge Univ Pr, 2009.Print.b. Tsuji, Yohko.
Social Change in Thailand: A. Thomas Kirsch, a Northeastern Village, and Two Families 
. Createspace, 2010. Print.c. M.Paul.
The King Never Smiles: a biography of Thailand’s Bhumibol Adulyadei,
Yale Univ.Press, 2006. Printd. Tiyanvanich, Kamala.
Sons of the Buddha: the early lives of three extraordinary Thai masters.
Wisdom Publishing, 2007. Printb. Participate in classes, andc. Attend a field trip (travel to Thailand June 21-July 12, 2012), andd. Write a reflection paper ande.
Design a curriculum unit according to the Grade Expectations for Vermont’s Framework
of Standards and Learning Opportunities. This unit should include all components of aStandard-based curriculum unit, including matching Standards, instructional activities,and assessment tools. The unit should be equivalent to 10 hours instruction time, orf. Field-testing a Standard-based curriculum unit designed by another teacher. The fieldtest is to refine the curriculum unit to make it more comprehensive and friendly to users.
 
- 2 -This option requires instruction with the unit, identification of support materials, re-writingpart of the unit, careful documentation of the instructional process, and close contactswith the institute instructor and ASOP staff, org. Utilize information technology in teaching about Thailand. This includes editingvideotapes, designing CD ROMs, creating resources for teaching for the ASOP web site,and assisting in presentations conducted with technology, orh. Collect resources for teaching. For this option, each participant is to identify a theme,conducts research in libraries and on the Internet, and compiles the resources collectedinto a package for other teachers to use.Program participants need to consult the institute instructor before they select from the above options.The instructors are also open to other ideas. Those ideas should be discussed thoroughly with theinstructors before they are implemented.
Attendance Expectations:
Students are expected to attend one planning session on June, 2, 2012, travel in Thailand from June 21 -July12, 2012, and provide documentation of completed work to the course instructors and Gerry Gatz, ASOPcurriculum coordinator.
Religious Observance:
The official policy for excused absences for religious holidays: Students have the right to practice the religion of their choice. Each semester students should submit in writing to their instructors by the end of the second full week of classes their documented religious holiday schedule for the semester. Faculty must permit students who miss work for the purpose of religious observance to make up this work.
Contributions in Class:
 Students are expected to participate fully in the discussions throughout the program, and complete necessarypaperwork for travel.
Academic Honesty & Professionalism:
 
 All students are required to be familiar with and adhere to the “Academic Honesty Policy Procedures” delineated
Accommodations:
Accommodations will be provided to eligible students with disabilities. Please obtain an accommodation letterfrom the ACCESS office and see one of the instructors early in the course to discuss what accommodations willbe necessary. If you are unfamiliar with ACCESS, visit their website at http://www.uvm.edu/access to learn more about the services they provide. ACESS: A-170 Living Learning Center, University of Vermont,Burlington, VT 05405. PH: 802-656-7753, TTY: call 711 (relay), Fax: 802-656-0739, Email:access@uvm.edu,Instant Messenger: UVMaccess. General office hours: 8:30am
 –
4:30pm Monday throughFriday. Call to make an appointment.
Required readings:
1. Baker, Chris, and Pasuk Phongpaichit.
A History of Thailand 
. Cambridge Univ Pr, 2009.2. Tsuji, Yohko.
Social Change in Thailand: A. Thomas Kirsch, a Northeastern Village, and Two Families 
.Createspace, 2010.3. M., Paul.
The King Never Smiles: a biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej 
. Yale Univ Pr, 2006.4. Tiyavanich, Kamala.
Sons of the Buddha: the early lives of three extraordinary Thai masters 
. WisdomPublishing, 2007.
Week-by-Week Reading Rubric:
 
 
- 3 -It is expected that students will have read two books prior to departure on June 21, 2012, which will impact thequality of their questions during discussions and lectures.
Electronic Submissions/Internet Use:
 
Students may submit curriculum units via e-mail.
Grading:
 Complete required Readings and pre departure planning sessions and discussions (30%)Travel to Thailand and participate in all activities (20%)Write a reflection paper on the program in Thailand (10%)Develop a standards based curriculum unit (40%)
Description of Class Assignments:
 
1. Read three books from the Required/Recommended List of Reading2. Write a three-page reflection paper, indicating what has made the most personal impact, what learningwill be shared with students, and what activities contributed least to your understanding of Thailand.3. Design a curriculum unit accordin
g to the Grade Expectations for Vermont’s Framework
of Standardsand Learning Opportunities. This unit should include all components of a Standard-based curriculumunit, including matching Standards, instructional activities, and assessment tools. The unit should beequivalent to 10 hours instruction time.
Scoring Rubrics:
1)
Professional Development Feedback Form
(for weekly feedback during field trip
)
Name:____________________________________ Location:__________________________________ Date:___________ 1. What three things did you like most about the activities to date?2. In what ways would you use what you've learned in your classroom?Excellent Good Fair Poor3. Overall, how would you rate the instituteto date:O O O O

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