Ethics studies set to return
In order to promote the moral development of students, the Ministry of Education has pledged to place a Moral and Ethics programme in school curricula as well as overhaul the style of teaching to become more digital-friendly.
Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan said in the Lower House on Friday that the ministry has received a request to restart moral and ethics studies in schools.
Despite the programme not being in the curriculum, schools across the country have not ignored the topic and have kept teaching morals and ethics in the classroom, Mr Nataphol said.
However, these studies receive little attention from students due to old-fashioned teaching methods.
Appropriate methods must be provided to guide teachers or school administrators to visualise modern teaching methods so that their teaching is enjoyable. Instead of adding more study hours in the curriculum, the goal is to prioritise the teaching method, he said.
"For example, schools in Bangkok that launched the Growing Up Good project [an anti-corruption campaign] regarding morals and ethics chose to present the concept via the favourite idols of students. This method captured students' attention," he added.