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School class hours to be reduced by 200 hours a year
« on: March 12, 2013, 06:29:31 PM »
School class hours to be reduced by 200 hours a year 

 BANGKOK, 11 March 2013 (NNT) - The Education Ministry has decided that school classes in Thailand will be reduced by 200 hours a year, from the 1,000-1,200 hours spent in classes by Thai students every year.

 Under the new policy, primary school pupils will spend three hours less in class per week, and high school students will spend four hours less per week.

 The Education Ministry sees the move as a way to allow students to learn skills and gain experience from extra-curriculum activities outside classrooms.

 Chairman of the committee for curriculum and textbook reform Pavich Thongroj said that the class reduction will be implemented in conjunction with a revamp of project-based learning.

 A pilot scheme will be used in five well-known schools, and all details of the plan will be concluded within six months.

 According to UNESCO, Thailand ranks 5th among world countries with the highest number of hours students spend in classes. Yet, it ranks 37th out of 40 countries for quality of educational output, according to a study by the education firm Pearson.

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I think that's a good approach to dual learning: theoretical and practical.
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