Prince of Songkla University
PSU’s educational philosophy is based on Progressivism, with the aim to develop students in all aspects and prepare them to thrive in their respective societies. This includes assisting them in adapting to unpredictable circumstances by using learning process methods and treating students as the center of attention. Various learner needs, such as problem solving, self-researching processes and taking action inside and outside of the classroom, are considered fundamental to PSU’s “sustainable learning” approach. This led to the formulation of the idea that “change brings improvement” – a type of learning where students are able to apply these methods both at the university and in real-life environments. PSU aims to provide their students with a lifelong learning approach.
The above-mentioned rationale forms the basis of outcome-based education, developing curricula and the various learning processes listed as follows. Active Learning methods are exercised in order to train students for this rapid changing world such as Problem-based Learning, Project-based Learning and Service Learning which means learning by serving the community. Prince of Songkla University aims to apply these principles successfully, as guided by the motto of the “Prince of Songkla”, His Royal Highness Prince Mahidol Adulyadej: “Our Soul is for the Benefit of Mankind.”
Having the highest number of 40,000 students of all the southern educational institutes, with international students from almost 50 nations and offers over 140 Bachelor’s, 100 Master’s, and 60 Doctorate degrees taken care by over 2,000 teaching staff. we contribute to the country’s economic growth and society not only in the South of Thailand but the country as a whole. Therefore, being a partner of the project will strengthen our capability to better deliver the realistic education to the students who will directly help build–up the country.
Being involved in the project helps us enhance our capacities by having new partners, new knowledge, new teaching and learning technology for teaching. Networking with private sector in different project activities will help building up close relationship and strengthening the relationship with them as well as expanding to a wider network.
Students graduated with a strong background and competence in entrepreneurship will be a reflection for the up-scale educational quality of PSU which is the magnetic that bring the business sectors and communities closer to the university.
The successful approach exercised in the project can be disseminated to strengthen other HEIs for a wider economic and social impact for the whole country.
Work Package 6 Leader “Quality & Ethics Control”