Academic journal article International Education Studies

The Result of Developing Secondary School Students' Public Conscience through Process-Knowledge Management in Thailand

Academic journal article International Education Studies

The Result of Developing Secondary School Students' Public Conscience through Process-Knowledge Management in Thailand

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This research uses Mixed-Methodology applied research and development together with participatory action research. The model is appropriate for the context environment. The participants were able to complete the learning activities in participatory forms of knowledge management, using the following five-step model: 1) Knowledge Identification 2) Knowledge Creation 3) Knowledge Preservation 4)Knowledge Sharing and 5)Knowledge Application. Action research involved 7 main activities down to the operating activities, thus developing public participation in 15 sub-activities.

Keywords: knowledge management, participatory action research, public conscience, action learning

1. Introduction

1.1 Introducing the Problem

Public Conscience refers to a consciousness of correct behaviour. With regard to collective sharing, knowing empathy is engaged in the collective interest of the nation, leading to a sense of ownership in what is communal. The resulting realization and action lead to willingness, without being told, to have a certain (correct) attitude; this does not involve anyone being ordered and it is not orchestrated. On the contrary, it is due to a desire to make things better in Thailand today (The development and political participation, 2010). This attitude has been an important feature of the past. However, children in society today take no responsibility for themselves or for others. In addition, there are social problems such as stealing, theft, muggings-expressions of selfishness.

We have developed and adopted attitudes for Public Conscience to implement the National Education Act 1999, Section 7 providing the appropriate purpose and process of learning, thus to focus awareness on the correct attitudes for the learner (Ministry of Education, 2008). The development of human resources for individuals of all ages to develop their own potential is endless. So a Public Conscience is a desirable feature of learners, and is an important goal for educators; it must be established as a primary issue. To achieve these outcomes, it is necessary to set goals and directions for the study, together with other elements that promote, support, and manage studies conducted in the right directions, while responding to social development and pace, leading the world in the era of the knowledge economy (Sinraratana, 2006)

1.2 Exploring the Importance of the Problem

The development of students' public conscience is very necessary and important because one of the factors of National Major Power is human resources. For national development to be prosperous in every aspect, it is indispensable to inculcate virtue and morality in the children and youth of the country since, when the grow into adulthood, they would then be of good quality and ethics. Thus a basis is formed for efficient socialization through social institutions including the family, educational institutes and religious institutes. Therefore, the development of a public conscience is very necessary. Every sector has to participate in its development. This development can be performed in concrete as well as sustainable forms. With community participation in decision making as well as development, the community would feel that they are owners, and there is a partnership. This technique would be the way leading to sustainable development (Tongho, 2008).

Participation of all parties involved in the development of the Public Conscience of the learner will require tools that can be used to develop people. Current society, which today is called 'Social Knowledge Base', relies on three factors: the response-driven knowledge, creation and experience however when entering the knowledge society, we will build on the knowledge-driven society with trusting, caring, sharing, and collaborating. The desire for existence in the knowledge society continues with the attributes of meaningfulness and happiness to be added to the morality and ethics of society. …

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