What cause Thai people to become ineffective learners?

I have found that there are three main reasons why Thai people become an ineffective learner. The first reason is the personal habits of Thai people. Most of them are familiar with learning whatever they want. If the contents are not very interesting, it means that the students will not pay attention for the lesson which is unnecessary for them. Moreover, Thai students rarely review the contents that they have learnt from each day. The second reason is social value in Thailand. Thai teacher is not very popular career in the kind of social which agrees that doctor is the most respectful career. On the other hand, learning in the Faculty of Education means that you lack of ability in learning in the better career like a doctor or engineer. In fact, many teachers at present don’t want to be a teacher from their own intention. They become teacher because they have no choices, so they teach students without souls of teacher. The last reason is educational system in Thailand. The system makes most of students learn for examination not for using in their real lives. Being like this, Students always forget things they have learnt after getting an exam. Students in Thailand since past until now have been continuing this cycle again and again. Thus, these are main reasons why Thai people are still ineffective learners.

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  1. Fii, your observations about teaching and learning are brave and clearly well-thought out. I like your comment warning about “teaching without the soul of a teacher.” Well-said! I also like how you touched on the idea of values. Examining the real values (as demonstrated by action, not just cheap words ) of a society are fundamental in understanding anything and everything about that society.

    I’ve always said that teaching can be an easy job, but it’s a very hard job to do correctly. And this might be part of the problem. Because “sharing knowledge” is such a common and natural act for everyone (we all do it in our daily lives), many people assume that “teaching” doesn’t require much skill, knowledge, science, passion or energy. This may be why the respect and salary for teachers is low in many countries.
    Of course, anyone who has entered teaching as profession and studied it as a major, know just how much there is to learn and master as a true teacher. It is not only a science, but also an art. This makes the job of teaching doubly demanding in terms of energy, social skills and cognitive skills.

    It is no coincidence that the most advanced places in the world not only invest a lot in their public school teachers, but also demand a lot from them. Any society interested in developing values of social and economic equality, true democracy, valid citizen participation, sustainable economic growth, and world-standards of innovation needs to educate all their students, not just the relative few who can pay for the “special” schools.

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