The Best Practices in STEAM Education: Using Local Wisdom to Improve Innovators’ Competence


It is a challenge for elementary school teachers to design learning activities that blend local wisdom about Thai handicrafts with STEAM education management. Proactive learning management and local wisdom card games are used to help learners develop innovator competencies through the engineering design process. To inspire curiosity and innovation among learners. Take systematic and scientific action and develop innovator competencies in conjunction with local wisdom to develop a learning community for the transfer of knowledge, social processes, and local culture by means of local philosophers. The best practices were studied by 1) local philosophers and 2) teachers from all four regions of Thailand. There were interview forms and questionnaires used for the study. The content analysis of the data revealed that the best practices in STEAM knowledge management using local wisdom to develop innovator competency comprised eight components. 1) Thai cultural communication and local wisdom; 2) engineering design methods. 3) Educational innovations 4) STEAM education learning activities; 5) integrated learning activities 6) Inventions of innovators 7) assessment, and 8) development.

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Suwicha Wansudon, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Trai Unyapoti, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Phatcharida Inthama, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Pawanrat Wattana, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Kongkhwan Tipoaksorn, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

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Conference: ACEID2023
Stream: Educational Research

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Wansudon S., Unyapoti T., Inthama P., Wattana P., & Tipoaksorn K. (2023) The Best Practices in STEAM Education: Using Local Wisdom to Improve Innovators’ Competence ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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