Driving Sufficient Economy Philosophy Curriculum to Enhance the Well-being of Chumchon Mai School’s Students
Walailak University has undertaken a “Sufficiency Economy Philosophy Curriculum Development Project” to holistically enhance the quality of life for local schools and students in the community. It was a social engagement project regarding education outreach activities beyond campus from 2020-2022, partnered with Chumchon Mai School Satit Walailak Pattana Community and affiliated parties of government and private sectors, focusing on school management with a philosophy of sufficiency integration economy curriculum and promoting sufficient and safe lunch. The operating results in 2021 were as follows:
- Chumchon Mai School had adopted the Integrated Sufficiency Economy Philosophy curriculum for teaching students, integrating it with the core curriculum. As a result, students gained knowledge leading to developing their careers to generate income. Moreover, the school set a learning center for sufficiency economy and innovation in 2D animation media, totaling 12 lessons.
- There was a safe lunch kitchen that used the products from the agricultural plot at the learning center. As a result, students had better sanitation. During the Covid-19 situation, the students took the seeds they got from school and planted them at home so they could eat with their families, share with neighbors and sell them to make money for the family.
- The project has been expanded to local community schools to build networks, transfer knowledge about the sufficiency economy, and apply the curriculum to 3 networked schools in Tha Sala District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province.
- Chumchon Mai School received an outstanding performance award, “Best Practice,” regarding the management of the development of the sufficiency economy learning center according to king’s philosophy, Chumchon Mai School, in the fiscal year 2021. It is ready to be a learning center at the provincial level for those interested in studying and applying as a model for educational management.
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