Challenges and Needs for Primary Rural Schools to Develop Computing Science Teaching in Thailand

Abstract

The teaching of computing science in a rural area is challenged by various limited resources and supports. This study aims to explore challenges and needs in computing science teaching in primary rural school, Thailand. Qualitative data were collected through interviews with six participants who teach computing science in a primary rural district. The findings show that there are teachers from diverse backgrounds, including education, social sciences, science, and computer. They teach computing science based on their own experiences using different approaches in classes. Most teachers suggest the requirement for training to gain more teaching experience, especially those who background not in the computer field. Furthermore, more learning tools should be provided in this area, as only a few schools have accessed to standard learning equipment. Activities such as games and active constructions are integrated into their classes to promote an understanding of computational thinking among students. However, teachers required intense supervision from the regional education office to ensure effective implementation and improvement.



Author Information
Sukanlaya Tantiwisawaruji, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Sakulkarn Waleeittipat, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Pacharaporn Charoenwinai, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Nuttavud Koomthong, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Krittika Tanprasert, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

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Conference: ACEID2024
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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To cite this article:
Tantiwisawaruji S., Waleeittipat S., Charoenwinai P., Koomthong N., & Tanprasert K. (2024) Challenges and Needs for Primary Rural Schools to Develop Computing Science Teaching in Thailand ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2024 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2024.76
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2024.76


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