UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE: A COLLABORATIVE MODEL FOR ACCELERATING STUDENTS COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES IN A GLOBAL SETTING
Phetchaburi Rajabhat University (THAILAND)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:This paper reports on the experiences in teaching undergraduate courses in a Thai university using a collaborative model developed jointly by Thai and Japanese faculty under the JICA project.
As a Thai university, offering a degree in English is a directive from the government “to accelerate the competitive advantage for students to compete at the global level”. This collaboration model is deployed specifically for a new undergraduate program delivered in English called Computer and Cyber Security.
The model was designed in order to effectively use our resources and achieve optimal productivity based on the problem-based learning approach. Crucial aspects of the model include junior students gaining industrial experience while taking courses in their 5th and 6th semester, and managing diverse levels of English proficiency among students in their first and second years.
The paper reports on details of the model, lessons learned, current successful results, as well as future plans.
Keywords: Problem-based Learning, Collaborative model.