Patcharin Jongjai 2020/01/17 , ( 416 views)
On 17 January 2020, Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU) hosted a follow-up meeting with its network schools to exchange knowledge and check-in with project operations. The meeting was held at U-Place Hotel at UBU and presided over by Assistant Professor Dr. Chutinun Prasitpuriprecha, President. Afterward, Dr. Piyanat Soikham, Assistant to the President for Academic Affairs reported the project’s progress. There were 270 participants which consisted of school leaders, teachers, primary students and high school students. The activities included a meeting, a special lecture on how to successfully create media presentations and a student media competition.
Dr. Piyanat Soikham reported that this event was a part of the project titled “Education Quality and Local Development Project through Coaching and Monitoring by Ubon Ratchathani University,” under the policies of theMinister of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation. Through university mentorship, UBU has organized multiple workshops and seminars that aim to educate and raise awareness on various academic topics, especially amongst the university’s network schools. With this collaboration, many local pre-collegiate students are equipped with necessary skills that will effectively help them navigate our society’s fast-growing digital technology era.
In 2019, UBU primarily focused on STEM Education providing students with knowledge on science, engineering and agriculture. Sub-topics included language skills, entrepreneurial skills, technology skills and morality and ethics training aimed at enhancing student development. With these skills, students were encouraged to apply them through creating a video presentation. Creating media content is considered an important and widely-popular skill that students should learn and be capable of doing. It can be used inside and outside of the classroom promoting students to use their endless creativity.
Last year on 13 December 2019, UBU organized a workshop on how to effectively create a video for its network schools. During this follow up meeting, students were challenged to utilize those learned skills in a student video-making contest. The contest aimed to serve as a space where students could display their knowledge on media production. Each participant in each team worked hard and diligently to produce the best video to submit in the competition.
The contest results are as follows:
STEM in Agriculture: Best Presentation –Thai category (Chik Du Wittaya School, Amnat Charoen Province) / Best Presentation – English category (Ban Huai Duea School, Ubon Ratchathani Province)
STEM in Science: Best Presentation –Thai category (Na Wang Wittaya School, Amnat Charoen Province and Na Yom Wittayakom School, Amnat Charoen Province)
STEM in Engineering: Best Presentation –English category (Sri Saeng Dhumi School, Ubon Ratchathani Province)
Best of STEM: Sri Saeng Dhumi School, Ubon Ratchathani Province
Popular Vote: Na Wang Wittaya School, Amnat Charoen Province
UBU extends a congratulations to all teams that placed in the above-mentioned categories and thanks each participant for attending. This academic activity serves as one of many examples on how the university promotes 21st century skills to its students in the local communities. UBU hopes that the activities continue to help each participating student better prepare for higher educational study, especially within the science and technological field.
Translated/revised by: Jarinda Boonjan
Original (Thai) version by: Plern Wichaiwong
English revised by: Thaviny Shaipitisiri
Photos by: Plern Wichaiwong