The First Step
An emphasis on rote learning and competition over understanding is a problem that has accumulated in the Thai educational system over the years. As a result, many young learners do not enjoy learning and view their school only as an arena for competing to enter higher education, rather than a place to discover their true talents and interests.
The Faculty of Learning Sciences and Education at Thammasat University has been concerned with these issues since its inception. Thammasat Secondary School (TSS) was established as a space for enabling secondary students to grow as multi-dimensional individuals, who are interested in their environment, discover their talents and interests, are able to focus on issues they feel passionate about to the point they reach expertise on such issues, and are happy and efficient learners.
Based on the philosophy that good learning is the most precious thing in life, TSS envisions a learning ecosystem comprising the curriculum, teachers and school staff, and surrounding society (including parents). When each of these are attentive to learners and support each other, it can greatly foster the balanced growth of our students.