Capacity development in Thailand
In 2016, the Ministry of Education announced plans for a more rigorous approval framework to raise the standard of textbooks available in state schools. We worked with The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST), an independent organisation under the Ministry, to provide capacity development during this period of curriculum reform. This collaboration grew from IPST’s work with Cambridge International Examinations to review and refine the new curriculum.
This project began with an in-depth needs analysis, interviewing IPST senior management and publishing teams, and a programme of capacity development training was designed based on these findings. Our expert team also:
- Delivered author training during the writing stages
- Delivered process training during the production stages
- Developed subject-specific, research-backed guidelines for creating high-quality textbooks in line with the new approval framework
- Provided three in-country training workshops that specifically addressed issues identified in the needs analysis