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Teaching programming in Thai

Scratch Team 1

Third year students from the Faculty of Commerce at Chuo University visited Thailand’s Princess Chulabhorn Science High School, Chonburi, to teach programming to 240 junior high and high school students.

The research group at Chuo’s Masatake Saito seminar is currently studying the theme “Education for programming helping the improvement for logical thinking.” Research students divided in two groups and taught the Thai students “Scratch,” a visual programming language developed by MIT. Students used Scratch to create their own games.

The Chuo students left their hotel at 6am and taught 5 classes consecutively at the high school. It was a tough schedule but the students felt that they had a rewarding experience teaching programming in English for the first time.

The new program between the two institutions was a part of their strong relationship building and exchange activities. At Princess Chulabhorn Science High School, Chonburi, Natsuki Hara, a Chuo alumnus is currently working as a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer (JOCV) for computer technology.

We hope to continue our exchange activities between the two institutions.

Chuo students wearing university color shirts

Focused students

Welcome flower (jasmine)

Scratch Team 2

Students heating up

Group picture in front of welcome board