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 Children worldwide share stories of perseverance and hope as they call on leaders to make good on the promise of education for all. By Kent Page Children worldwide are being denied their basic human right to an education. Conflict, climate change, displacement and other crises are pushing them to the edge. To highlight the amazing stories of perseverance and hope emerging on the front lines, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) — the UN’s global fund for education in emergencies that is hosted by UNICEF — asked crisis-affected girls and boys worldwide what education means to them. These ‘ Postcards from the Edge ’ offer us a living testament to the remarkable power of education to transform lives. There are stories of burnt villages and violent attacks, stories of droughts and hunger, and stories of courage and hope in the face of adversity. Since sending out the call to its partners, ECW has received dozens of … [Read more...] about Postcards From The Edge
Over the past two days, I must have had 20 conversations with people anxious about the impacts of AI on their work and livelihoods. Of course, I might have been seeking out those conversations because, as an academic and contributor to several business publications, I am also anxious! Creators, artists, coaches, programmers, doctors, writers, experts, and thought leaders are grappling with the implications of generative AI such as ChatGPT , DALL-E , and other advanced AI products on their jobs, passions, and income. On the one hand, it may seem like a dream come true. You can benefit from AI helping you work faster. Perhaps, better. On the other hand: So does everyone else and their hamster. Especially since it seems that anyone can look like an expert and creator with the help of AI. It can, after all, write a job application good enough to be short-listed, pass portions of the U.S. medical licensing exam and the bar exam , produce code , text, and sellable art … [Read more...] about Does ChatGPT mean the end of ‘thought leaders’?
Bank of Baroda's operating profit jumped 50.1 percent YoY in Q3FY23 to Rs 8,232 crore. Bank of Baroda (BOB) on February 3 reported healthy third-quarter earnings with double-digit growth in the bottom line on strong growth in net interest income and improvement in asset quality. Managing director (MD) and CEO of Bank of Baroda (BoB) Sanjiv Chadha said Banking for the corporate sector is at its best. Strong profit Bank of Baroda reported a 75 percent rise in its net profit for the third quarter at Rs 3,853 crore. According to the media release, net profit stood at Rs 9,334 crore, registering a strong year-on-year (YoY) growth of 69.9 percent. In the second quarter, BOB reported a net profit of Rs 3,313.42 crore with an increase of 58.7 percent. Net interest income Read More Net Interest Income (NII) has risen by 26.5 percent to Rs 10,818 crore in the third quarter. However, the public sector lender's NII jumped 34.5 percent to Rs 10,714 crore for the … [Read more...] about Bank of Baroda Q3 result | Here are five key highlights
A young white rhinoceros was shot and killed by Florida wildlife park officials days before it was set to debut in the park after it began acting “very wild” and escaped its enclosure. Wild Florida, a drive-thru safari park near Orlando, was reportedly forced to put down a young rhino they had acquired the day before after it repeatedly tested its fencing and ultimately escaped its enclosure posing “an immediate danger to the park at large,” an investigation from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) revealed, according to FOX 35. A white rhinoceros was shot dead less than a day after it arrived at a Florida wildlife park last year, wildlife officials said. https://t.co/2BV2jL8587 https://t.co/2BV2jL8587 — Tony Atkins (@TonyAtkinsTV) February 1, 2023 rhino was placed into an FWC-approved containment area when it arrived at the park on Sept. 18 prior to its scheduled release into the main enclosure, FOX 35 reported. During its time in that … [Read more...] about White Rhino Killed At Florida Wildlife Park After Escape, Report Says
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Active listening is a skill that needs to be cultivated to be an effective leader, and often, employees can be your best source of inspiration for this. They know the day-to-day concerns of the company and can offer unique, valuable insights and perspectives. However, leaders tend to be pulled in many different directions each day. They often feel they need to make quick, executive decisions without consulting others, sometimes to the detriment of the business. Here, a panel of Forbes Business Council members share their best tips for managers who want to improve their active listening skills to create a more comfortable, successful business environment. 1. Follow Up On Feedback Aside from common active listening practices such as paying attention to nonverbal cues and uninterrupted communication, it all comes down to action. An employee is only ever truly heard when their thoughts are put to practical use and … [Read more...] about 15 Key Tips For Developing Active Listening Skills As A Leader
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Stephen Sokoler, Founder & CEO of Journey . With the pandemic bringing about one of the biggest workplace transformations ever—including remote work, greater employee expectations and a passionate and polarizing social and political climate—understanding the evolving needs of today’s workforce is essential. In a climate of quiet quitting, burnout and turnover, the knee-jerk reaction is to hone in on the part of the workforce fringing on disaster. However, even with benefits like employee assistance programs (EAPs), therapy and medical plans in place, HR departments may still be scrambling to find ways to appease their troubled employees and retain the quality staff they have. It turns out that mental health challenges could be driving much of the concern. Spending on disease-related medical services increased the most for mental health services out of all evaluated services between 2016 and 2019, … [Read more...] about Three Proactive Measures Employers Can Take To Prioritize Employees’ Mental Health
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Anna Belova, Founder & CEO of DEVAR , a Phygital Company. Forbes Under 30. Tech Entrepreneur. Expert in AR and Metaverse. It is relentless and inevitable that our world will change. These changes can please us, scare us, inspire us and surprise us. But they will still happen no matter our reaction. For change is like the elements—that is, it's not subject to human will. Take books, for example. The earliest complete printed book was published in 868. Since then, more than a thousand years have passed, but the essence and purpose of books have not changed. Famous Argentine poet and novelist Jorge Luis Borges was convinced that "books will never disappear. It is impossible for it to happen. Of all man's diverse tools, undoubtedly the most astounding are his books." But is this statement true now in the era of the metaverse, digital realities and artificial intelligence? Let's try to find out. … [Read more...] about How Will The Metaverse Change The Publishing Market?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Alexander Konovalov is the founder and CEO at vidby , a Swiss startup offering AI-powered video translation and dubbing across 70 languages. Brand content localization and video translation into many languages help increase the chances of attracting potential customers from different countries. In the context of business development and scaling, videos have become an important marketing tool. Therefore, the demand for video translation and dubbing will likely continue to grow in the coming years. Artificial intelligence (AI), automated translation and similar technologies today are impacting almost every aspect of content localization and video in particular. In this article, I'll discuss some AI-enabled trends in the video dubbing and translation industry for 2023 and beyond that could provide businesses with the tools to increase profits and achieve other business goals. In an earlier article , I … [Read more...] about How AI Is Revolutionizing Video Content Translation And Dubbing In 2023 And Beyond
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