Phenomenon-based teaching competency development for teacher educators in higher education in Thailand
Keywords:competency development program, PhenoBL, phenomenon-based learning, teacher educators, teaching competency
Phenomenon-based learning (PhenoBL) is a successful teaching approach from Finland. The current study focused on PhenoBL training programs for teacher educators in Thailand. The objectives were to: (1) investigate the PhenoBL components, teacher education competency; (2) implement and assess a PhenoBL teaching competency development for teacher educators (PTCD); and (3) assess student teachers’ satisfaction from the teacher educators who attended the training and taught them. PhenoBL training was conducted for 85 teacher educators from three regions of Thailand. Forty-five responded to the online questionnaire that evaluated the PhenoBL training and participant ability to use PhenoBL. Teacher educators were asked to teach using PhenoBL approach and applied knowledge gained from PTCD. Data were collected from three regions of student teachers enrolled in three courses taught by teacher educators who attended the PTCD, and 60 student teachers responded to the satisfaction questionnaire. The results were analyzed using descriptive and one-way ANOVA.