Innovation & Whole School Transformation with the Equitable Education Fund (EEF)
EEF was established in 2018 under the Equitable Education Act of Thailand and is under the supervision of the Prime Minister. Core objectives of EEF are to reduce education inequality by forming partnerships with different groups, conducting systematic research to support and develop teacher effectiveness, and provide financial support for children and youth who are in greatest need.
One goal of the partnership is to promote innovation through PBL and Makerspace activities using the STEAM Design process. This is being undertaken with over 60 schools in the Chiang Mai, Lamphun, and Samut Sakhon provinces.
Additionally, EEF has a focus on Continuous Improvement for the quality of education in 280 schools, which works to develop schools from within. Finally, a Whole School Transformation program has been implemented in select schools, and essentially is a "whole system" approach that strengthens school management alongside the school's network, professional learning community (PLC) and goals of the school.