Faculty Advisor

Robertson, Thomas B

Faculty Advisor

Servatius, Brigitte

Project Center

Bangkok, Thailand


Thailand's National Education Act of 1999 set out many reforms, some specifically aimed at promoting active teaching methods. However, in many rural areas these reforms have not yet been adopted. The Office of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's Projects aims to spread active teaching methods to schools throughout rural Thailand. Through partnership with the teachers of the Baan Na Yao School we tailored, implemented, and evaluated science laboratory activities. Implementation of these activities increased student interest in science and encouraged teachers to embrace active teaching methods. The developed laboratory manuals can be used throughout Thailand to promote active teaching methods.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences