PHOTO: AFP / The Asean Post As anti-government sentiment among Thailand’s student population shows no sign of abating, the Education Ministry says it plans to overhaul the Basic Education Core Curriculum to provide students with a better understanding of political developments in the Kingdom between 1932 and 1957. Supat Chumpathong says the new curriculum will also place more of a focus on analytical thinking, instead of learning by rote. The Thai education system has come in for criticism in some quarters for not fostering critical thinking among students. University academics are being drafted in to help with the revamp, with a draft expected to be submitted to the Education ministry by mid-December, in the hope it can be implemented in the 2022 academic year. Supat says the social studies curriculum will be updated to consist of information currently not included. The ongoing anti-government protests refer to a 1932 revolution, organised by Khana Ratsadon (the People’s … [Read more...] about Education ministry says curriculum revamp will promote analytical thinking over rote learning
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin As we observe Black History Month, it’s a good time for businesses and individuals to reassess just how well they are living up to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace and to explore how they can improve. Studying history is one way to do that, even if the connection to DEI might seem at first glance tangential to what’s happening in your offices and conference rooms today. But really, when you think about it, it’s not that difficult to make the connection. The lessons we learn from history – or don’t learn because we are never taught them – affect us in many ways, sometimes including how others in the workplace see us. Just recently on my vlog , “Intentional Conversations,” I discussed this very subject with Emmanuel Kulu Jr., an author of historical fiction and founder of the Ancient African Antiquities Research Institute of America. Kulu made the point that when a … [Read more...] about Black History, DEI, And Becoming A True Ally
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline The House voted Thursday to eject Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from the Foreign Affairs Committee over controversial tweets about Israel, fulfilling House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)’s promise to oust her and two other Democrats from their committees after the previously Democratic-controlled House removed two Republicans from committees in 2021. Key Facts The House voted 218-211 on party lines on a resolution to eject Omar, with one member, Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio), voting present. The resolution cited Omar’s 2019 tweet suggesting the U.S.’s relationship with Israel is “all about the Benjamins,” a comment many lawmakers from both parties criticized as an antisemitic trope, but Democrats view the move as revenge for the Democratic-controlled House’s decision in 2021 to remove Republican Reps. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) from their committees over a string of incendiary … [Read more...] about House Votes To Remove Ilhan Omar From House Foreign Affairs Committee
All products and services featured are independently selected by Forbes Vetted contributors and editors. When you make a purchase through links on this page, we may earn a commission. Learn more Terry Ward , Contributor Forbes Vetted S inger Bob Marley perhaps summed up Jamaica’s laid-back vibes best when he crooned, “Don’t worry about a thing.” With sugary beaches lapped by clear waters and verdant mountains, Jamaica promises the quintessential Caribbean vacation. There are delicious seafood and jerk dishes to sample and vivid sunsets that should be taken in at a beachfront bar to the sound of mellow reggae beats. The third largest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica has diverse landscapes and intriguing culture and history. Your vacation can be intrepid and adventurous or all-out luxurious. The best hotels and resorts in Jamaica offer friendly service, beautiful beaches, world class spas and wellness programs as well as activities for kids, golfers and … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Jamaican Resorts
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Twenty-seven-year-old Edgar Garay was killed after he fell from a cliff in Puerto Rico last Sunday while attempting to film a social media video for TikTok. He is sadly among the latest person to be killed while trying to stage a perfect photo or video. A 2018 study conducted by Indian researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences found that 259 people had died between 2011 and 2017 while trying to take "extreme selfies" with their phones. These have included falls from the tops of mountains, cliff sides, and even tall buildings; while others have been swept away by water currents, and more than a few were killed by wild animals. In one case, a pair of Russian soldiers had posed with a live grenade that suddenly went off, while a teenage Romanian girl tried to take an "ultimate selfie" from the top of a moving train only to come in contact with a live wire. It is also a global phenomenon – with … [Read more...] about Dying For The Perfect Photo Or Video – Is Social Media Claiming Lives?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Forbes 30 Under 30 Founder and CEO of Glewee , the fastest and easiest all-in-one platform to execute influencer marketing campaigns. Building brand trust is critical. It's what customers connect with, relate to and gravitate toward. But what exactly is brand trust? How do you establish it as a business owner or marketer? First, let's define precisely what brand trust and credibility are: They are the degrees to which customers view a brand as an authoritative, reliable and safe source of information, products or services. Simply put, brand trust is a company's reputation online and offline. With increased customer trust in the brand, companies can build positive customer relationships and harness the loyalty that these relationships generate to retain, upsell and cross-sell satisfied customers. Loyalty is built over time through a series of positive interactions. Every touchpoint counts, from the ad or … [Read more...] about Building Brand Trust And Loyalty Through Thought Leadership
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Harvard economist Raj Chetty is doing something remarkable, and it ought to be a model for how the government and the private sector can improve the lives of American citizens. His approach isn't political. It’s pragmatic . Even more admirable: he’s willing to face irksome facts about how inequality of opportunity is almost physically rooted in neighborhoods . It’s all about zip codes. You are who you are, economically and educationally, to a great degree because of where you live . Once you land in a zip code, it will launch you into new opportunities, or it will limit you. Where you’re going depends more than we want to admit on where you are right now. Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard. He focuses on economic inequality and social mobility: the ability of each generation of a family to enjoy a quality of life better than the previous one. Multiple studies have found that the U.S. is … [Read more...] about A Revolutionary Move For A Better Future
Bangkok pollution, photo by Bangkok Post. Haze pollution is devastating Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok , and forced several schools to close yesterday. Schools such as Chulalongkorn University Demonstration Secondary School and Jindabamrung School temporarily closed their doors due to the respiratory impact on students and announced reopening on Monday. The Education Ministry has established coordination centres to monitor the PM2.5 situation and schools can exercise discretion in their decisions to close if the dust levels are deemed unsafe. The Public Health Ministry reported that over 370,000 patients have suffered from illnesses due to inhaling ultra-fine dust particles (PM2.5), Bangkok Post reported. On Friday, 43 provinces including Bangkok and its suburbs remained blanketed in smog, with PM2.5 dust levels above the government’s safe limit of 50 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m³), according to the Pollution Control Department (PCD). Related news … [Read more...] about Haze Pollution Forces School Closures in Bangkok