The State of Education in Thailand- Panel Discussion


The State of Education in Thailand

The Thai education system is often criticized for following a ‘top-down’ model, focused on rote-learning, and failing to develop the critical skills needed for a 21st century economy. Is this fair? Successive Thai administrations have claimed to address the problem, yet it seems unresolved. Please join us at the FCCT for a discussion of these issues with a distinguished panel of local and international education experts.

Glen Chatelier has taught at Assumption University for 25 years, and is director of the Office of International Affairs. As a published poet in Thailand, Mr. Chatelier writes in the modified sonnet form and for the past 18 years has written in celebration of special anniversaries and birthdays for Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand.

Jonas Koblin is an educator & social entrepreneur. He is the founder of Sprouts (, a social enterprise that combines technology with social learning. The Sprouts’ YouTube channel “Learning How to Learn” has over 10 Million views, and has been translated into 30 languages. Sprouts has developed a medical app to educate pregnant woman in Thailand, and runs a bilingual childcare centre.

Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal is a democracy activist and political science student at Chulalongkorn university. He is the author of “A bad student in a perfect education system”. He has been featured in Time Magazine, and in 2018 was named as one of “50 Asians to watch” by the Straits Times.

This panel will be moderated by Nigel Gould-Davies


Admission to this panel is free for FCCT members, 450 non-FFCT members, and 150 Baht for Thai journalists and students with ID.

There will be a limited dinner menu available at this event.


Nov 14 2018


7:00 pm


FCCT Members Free, Non-members 450 baht, and Thai journalists and students with ID 150 Baht


FCCT Clubhouse, Bangkok