Roong A-Roon is a private school set up in 1997 in Bangkok, Thailand to provide an education based on Buddhist principles. To many, Buddhism is both a religion and a ‘way of life'. Buddhist philosophy, as presented in this school, means to lead a moral life, to be mindful and aware of thoughts and actions, and to develop wisdom and understanding.

Implemented in

  • Asia / Pacific
  • Thailand

Sector of activity
Education

Type of initiative
Education & Awareness Raising

Type of lead actor
Scientific and Technical

Start date
26/02/2015

Objectives

The school uses a holistic educational model which connects theoretical learning to daily life. The school's aim is to create consciousness, morality and wisdom in its students by combining action-based land-service learning with in-class learning. The school is situated around a small lake with several outdoor learning centers, a rice paddy, and a building for crafts and music.

The school's aim is to create consciousness, morality and wisdom in its students by combining action-based land-service learning with in-class learning. The school is situated around a small lake with several outdoor learning centers, a rice paddy, and a building for crafts and music.

Vision of the School:
1. Bodhisatta; Beliefs in human's ability to develop themselves and enlighten by wisdom.
2. Human life is a learning process; The processes which help develop our behaviors, consciousness and wisdom, the three fold learning.
3.Holistic Education; The integration of both external (sciences) and internal (life) factors is a natural learning process for human.
4. Kalyanamitta; The learning culture is the basis of a harmonious society.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

No activities have yet been reported under this initiative

Impact and Results

Ways of Learning at Roong Aroon
Upper secondary school project-based learning will enable the students to apply their knowledge to contribute benefits for themselves and the society. This approach is designed to expand their learning outcomes into larger scale. Global issues are considered as a core theme. By means of research, the students will gain hands-on experience in real world settings. They work collaboratively with the communities to find out cause of the problem, condition and its effect. They also take part in providing solutions. Moreover, they participate in cooperation with related public, private and independent organizations in order to create joint learning network. Accordingly, project-based learning approach aimed to cultivate their social awareness and become a socially responsible generation.

Next steps and how to get involved

For more information about this school, please visit: http://www.roong-aroon.ac.th/

Telephone: +66 (0) 2 8707512-4

Principal: Ms. Sunisa Chunjaroensuk
e-mail: info@roong-aroon.ac.th

Teacher Coordinator: Ms. Achara Somboon, Assistant to the Principal
e-mail: sb_achara@yahoo.com