The Development of Learning Communities for Conservation and Sustainable Transfering of Knowledge to Children and Youth in Chachoengsao Province, Thailand


This research was aimed to study the needs of children to learn a body of conservation knowledge that existed in the local community, in order to develop the resources of the local community and provide the conservation knowledge transfer to children, which would promote the children's learning with the conservation knowledge that was available in the local community. The research was conducted through the consideration of the conservation potential resources to develop the learning community and participatory sustainability in order to transfer the knowledge to children. The process was carried out through lecturing, focus group, workshops and demonstrations to achieve the learning process and preparation of learning media in the forms of paper, posters and video media in Chachoengsao Province. It was found that the local community in Samet Tai Sub-district had selected the integrated agricultural learning resources by adopting the King's Sufficiency Economy Principle for organic waste management by using household waste. The knowledge and development were transferred to students at Ban Nong-Sano School through workshops concerning the use of biological compost and herbal insect repellents. The local community in Nong Naer Sub-district had selected the learning resources at bamboo community forest (Pa Pai Park), which was the bamboo forest found only in Eastern Thailand. The knowledge concerning conservation awareness of bamboo forest was transferred to students at Wat Nong Naer School.

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Nattaporn Sonphueak, Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, Thailand
Woraphot Thamniab, Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, Thailand

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Conference: ACSEE2016
Stream: Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption: Human and Life Sciences

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