Electronic Learning for Preschool Preparation Under Parental Guidance: A Case Study of Thai Educational System

Abstract

Failures in human development lead to many problems in many countries. Effective child development is a cornerstone of human resources and useful knowledge and skills gained during childhood will be the foundations of later learning. But preschool education is not available in every country. Some countries still lack good systems for child preparation before elementary schools. Preschool in Thailand varies from school to school since it is not compulsory and there is no national standard framework. Therefore, some children do not have access to preschool preparation. Nowadays, the Internet and web technology are widely available. Electronic learning could be used to reduce knowledge gap between children who are starting elementary schools. However, children at this age still lack skills in reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Hence, the proposed system focuses on an assisted learning environment under parents, teachers, or other assistants who can guide children in the learning context. The educational content covers a range equivalent to the preschool or pre-elementary school level-1 to level-3 of a selected case study school (kindergarten school). Therefore, the goal of the proposed system is to enable children to acquire their competencies for learning at the first elementary level. In addition to knowledge gap reduction, the system can be adopted as the learning media for home education or a learning center in any community.



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Amnart Pohthong, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Tanaporn Petmunee, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

Paper Information
Conference: ACSET2016
Stream: Education and Technology: Teaching, Learning, Technology & Education Support

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