Innovative Teaching Scholars Program

The Innovative Teaching Scholars (ITS) Program offers Thai university educators a unique opportunity to receive training in pedagogy from Stanford University and develop their scholarship of teaching and learning. The program is supported by the Stanford Thailand Research Consortium (STRC), at no cost for the participants or universities, and run by the Stanford Center for Professional Development and the University Innovation Fellows program. The Innovative Teaching Scholars will contribute to the mission of Thailand 4.0 to equip Thai students with 21st century skills so that they become creative and purposeful leaders who thrive in an innovation-based economy.

The UIF team is designing and hosting virtual programming for this community based on our Teaching and Learning Studio workshop series, which we’ve held for higher education faculty, staff and administrators for the past four years. Read more about the Teaching and Learning Studio workshop here.

The program consists of two stages that will provide a transformational learning experience:

  • Stage 1: ITS Course // September – November 2020:
    The course will span 9 weeks of virtual training, and will include workshops, dedicated coaching in small groups, and self-paced projects that will help educators improve their own courses. These sessions will be conducted via Zoom. The course will demand a dedication of 3-4 hours/week. The first week, September 21-25, will require 6 hours.
  • Stage 2: ITS Community of Practice // January – June 2021:
    In Stage 2, participants will continue deepening their practice and expertise as innovative educators in a community of practice. They will meet as a cohort and in small peer groups, with the dedicated support of a coach from Stanford, for 5 months during the second semester.

On November 17, 2020, the teaching team held an open house to give participants an opportunity to share their projects with one another and with invited guests and stakeholders. Their project highlights were captured in a newspaper headline format that can be viewed below:

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