Happenings

Science for kids

Date: Jan 6 to 9

Place: Ministry of Science and Technology

Call: 0-2577-9999 ext 2106

- In celebration to the Children's Day, Ministry of Science and Technology is organising the ''Science Avenue 2010,'' which features activities to promote and disseminate knowledge on science and technology among youths, families and the general public. Forty-five science stations, more than 100 activities, games, science shows, science labs from 16 agencies are welcoming all youths to learn and have fun from Jan 6 to 9 at the ministry.

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Global Social Venture challenge

Deadline: Jan 8, 2010

Call: 083-892-7738

Email: gsvc.sea@gmail.com

Web: www.gsvc-sea.org

Thammasat Business School (TBS) and Haas School of Business at the Univ of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) have launched the 2009-2010 season of Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC), Southeast Asia. This is a graduate student global business plan competition that promotes entrepreneurial start-up companies and hosts over 300 teams with interests in health care, environmental and social development, education and microfinance.

The two winners in Southeast Asia will represent the region in the Global Finals in California and win more than $10,000 (332,000 baht) in prize money. Teams can enter the competition by emailing a five-page executive summary of a proposed venture before the deadline. For details, visit the website, or call.

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'The Magic of Classic' concert

Date: Jan 8 and 9

Place: Music Auditorium, College of Music, Mahidol University, Salaya

Mahidol University's College of Music will be presenting ''The Magic of Classic'', the 5th concert in the 5th Season of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO), which will be held on Jan 8 at 7pm and Jan 9 at 4pm at the college's Music Auditorium.

Peter Langgartner from Austria will be the viola soloist in the concert under the baton of conductor Dariusz Mikulski. He will play Hungarian composer B?la Bart?k's Concerto for Viola and Orchestra.

In addition, the TPO will also be performing the romantic and vocal piece, the fourth symphony of Brahms (the last Brahms symphony, 1885), and the Thai traditional song Yee Poon Sa On, and Mozart's overture from the opera The Magic Flute.

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Fun with the Thai Red Cross

Date: Jan 9, 8am to 4pm

Place: Thai Red Cross Society

Call: 02-256-4035

Web: www.redcross.or.th

On the upcoming Children's Day, the Thai Red Cross Society invites children and parents to join ''Children's Day with the Thai Red Cross 2010'' on Jan 9 from 8am to 4pm at the Thai Red Cross Society. Participants will have opportunities to engage in various edutainment activities, such as visiting the ''Red Cross Youth Activities and the Young Princesses'' exhibition, Snake Farm, Thai Red Cross Museum and many others. Admission is free.

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Using learning styles effectively

Dr Mina Eaves, Education Researcher

Date: Jan 12, 6pm to 8.30pm

Place: Roadhouse Barbecue

Call: 081 834 8982

Web: www.thaiednet.org

Email: tim@thaiednet.org

Learning styles have become very popular in education, but with so many tests and models, how do we know which ones are useful?

About 100 learning styles are popular teaching tools used to enhance student learning. Multiple issues will be discussed during the talk by Dr Mina Eaves, an education researcher from England with a strong interest in learning styles and international education.

The event starts at 6pm; Dr Mina will start her talk at 6.45pm. The entrance fee is 380 baht for non-members and 280 baht for members. For more information, contact Dr Tim Cornwall on 081-834-8982 or at tim@thaiednet.org .

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