Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) has appointed SE-ED Academy as a Cambridge Associate, to hold a seminar “SE-ED Academy transforms Thai education to the new chapter with Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE)”, aiming to raise Thai education to an international level. The goal is to improve teachers and personnel to be able to manage teaching and learning to meet international standards, which will prepare Thai students for the educational system and the global labor market in the future. It will also pave the way to world-class universities, such as University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Harvard University and Yale University
Mr. Ben Schmidt, Regional Director of Cambridge Assessment International Education said “The world’s education in the 21st century has changed a lot since the 20th century with an emphasis on higher learning skills, which is an interdisciplinary course. Especially, the teaching that helps students prepare for life in the real world. It’s a lifelong education with the flexible teaching methods. There is a stimulation and incentive for learners to be tactful and intellectual, and seeking continuous learning even after graduation. This has caused schools to adjust the teaching and learning system, and the teachers.”
University of Cambridge founded the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) in 1985. Today, there are almost 1 million students from over 10,000 schools in 160 countries around the world. It’s an accredited programme in many countries on the development of in-depth knowledge, understanding and critical thinking skills. It helps prepare students for the future, encourage them to have confidence, to have responsibility to self, others and society, to be able to express their identity, to be creative amidst changes and challenges, and to be ready to do things differently.
Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) is a complete course, teaching from ages 5 to 19 years old. Classes are divided into 4 levels with seamless continuity from elementary, secondary and high school. It offers a wide and flexible selection of more than 70 subjects in the elementary level and over 50 subjects in secondary and high school level. There is a system for organising the examination, advice on accuracy and safety, and also training and professional development for teachers. Cambridge is in collaboration with SE-ED Academy to expand Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) in Thailand.
“I’m very pleased to work with SE-EDUCATION PCL. to expand Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) in Thailand. CAIE is an international education programme that can be adapted to the learning systems of each region and is available on an online platform, answering to the new normal lifestyle of Thai teachers and students to equally access international standard education. This collaboration is the beginning of elevating Thai education into the future.” Mr. Ben added.
Mr. Meechoke Thongsawai, Head of Academic Development and International Business Division of SE-EDUCATION PCL., representative of Cambridge Associate Thailand said “SE-ED is determined to make Thai students more intelligent through the new teaching and learning methods which will develop systematic critical thinking skills. Our goal is to develop the learning potential of Thai children, focusing on understanding, applying what they have learned to the rapidly changing world. This collaboration with Cambridge will raise Thai teaching and learning to an international standard.”
Mr. Paitoon Jarusarn, Director of Office of Higher Secondary Education, Ministry of Education said “According to the National Strategy on Development and empowerment of human resources, the goal is to make Thai people noble, intelligent and efficient, and ready for the lifestyle of the 21st century by setting an education system for academic excellence at the international level. The Ministry of Education has a policy to “unlock, adapt and open up” education and learning systems, focusing on improving and strengthening human resources in a foreign language. Thailand has been using the Cambridge Programme in our schools since 2010. Today there are 8 schools in all the regions of Thailand, under supervision of the office of Higher Secondary Education, Ministry of Education. Students who graduated from the Cambridge Programme are guaranteed to study in higher education institutions both at home and abroad. This will raise the standard of Thai education to be accepted internationally.”
Educational institutions that are interested in curriculum development and educational quality can learn more at www.cie.org.uk and www.facebook.com/seed.academy.thailand