“Dow Chemistry Classroom” Organizes Train-the-Trainer III Workshop to Strengthen the National Network of Science Teachers
Bangkok - March 30, 2017 -
Dow Thailand Group, in collaboration with Chemical Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Prof. Dr. H.R.H. Princess Chulabhorn Walailak, and National Science Museum (NSM), held “Train-the-Trainer III” workshop for 29 role-model science teachers from all three generations of Dow Chemistry Classroom project. Held at Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok between March 18-19, 2017, the workshop provided an opportunity for the role-model science teachers to share experiences and knowledge as well as design the science experiments using small-scale chemistry techniques. In addition to strengthening science teachers’ network in Thailand, the workshop has helped enhance efficiency of science study in the classrooms of the participating schools by encouraging teachers to initiate and adopt small-scale laboratory kits which are effective and safe.
Since 2013, Dow Chemistry Classroom has been carrying out various activities to support chemistry classes at schools through the use of a small-scale chemistry laboratory technique for the sustainable learning experiences which led to the expansion of the project to a national level in 2016. The training activities for role-model science teachers reflected the company’s commitment in supporting science education at schools and promoting the capabilities of Thai science teachers and students.
About Dow Chemistry Class Project
Dow Thailand Group is determined to bolster science knowledge among the youth by collaborating with Chemical Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Prof. Dr. H.R.H. Princess Chulabhorn Walailak. “Dow Chemistry Class” project was initiated with the intention to support chemistry class at schools through the use of a small-scale chemistry laboratory technique which is an effective and safe experiment method that simplifies chemical experiment while reducing chemical wastes. Students can obtain a hands-on experience from conducting the experiments themselves not just listening from the lectures. “Dow Chemistry Class” project aims to enhance teachers and students’ capability through science study, particularly chemistry, with a small-scale chemistry laboratory technique. The method is recognized by UNESCO and practiced internationally in chemistry classes around the world including the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Mexico, the Philippines, Japan, China, and Cambodia. This is considered to be the first time that the private sector has concretely adopted a small-scale chemistry laboratory method for Thai educational system.
About Dow Thailand Group
Consisting of Companies of Dow Chemical Thailand and the SCG-Dow Group, Dow Thailand Group, the leading science group of companies in Thailand, is the largest manufacturing base of Dow Chemical in the Asia-Pacific region and a leading importer of chemical products for diverse industries in Thailand, including those for agriculture and household pesticides. The group is committed to developing science-driven innovations and strives to form effective collaboration and networks to bring about sustainability for its business as well as society.