Research Project

โครงการการวิจัยเพื่อพัฒนาแนวทางการขยายผลต้นแบบการส่งเสริมกิจกรรมทางกายในโรงเรียน “โรงเรียนฉลาดเล่น (Active School)”

Object:

To develop guidelines and prototype of the physical activity promotion school through the process of active learning. In order to create a model of physical activity promotion school that effectively and appropriately for Thai context and can be used for further scaling up of operations at the national level.

About Research

Active School Thailand project was designed to increase physical activity and reduce screen time and sedentary behaviour of Thai children which affect the learning process and school children’s development in the participating schools.

The project is currently on the 3rd year of implementation, with several pilot schools are involved in different model and stages of implementation. The project is now undertaking the monitoring and effectiveness analysis of the program on the five dimensions of children’s development including physical, emotional, social, communication skills, cognitive and their academic performance.

The results found that, as a comprehensive approach that involves all the school’s components, Active School Thailand project has been able to improve children’s physical activity level and reduce their sedentary behaviour and screen time as expected. In addition, Active School Thailand model also improved school children’s happiness; whereas children in the Active school model exhibited a higher score of happiness compared to their counterparts in the control group.

In addition, the projects also develop several innovations both in terms of tools for monitoring children’s behavior and analytical software to support the research procedures. The highlighted product of the project is the social innovation entitled 4PC as a model that appropriate for Thailand context and can be scaled-up at national level.

 

 

Research Team

  1. Assist.Prof.Dr. Piyawat Katewongsa                   Project Investigator
  2. Mr. Panya Choolers                                              Project Manager
  3. Mr. Narakorn Wongsingha                                   Researcher
  4. Ms. Kornkanok Pongpradit                                  Research Assistant
  5. Ms. Kwanlaoa Nuanlaong                                    Research Assistant
  6. Ms. Chutima Yousomboon                                   Researcher and Project Secretariat

Timeframe

2017-2019

Funding

ThaiHealth Promotion Foundation, Thailand

Contact

 

 


Project Period:     September 2018 - August 2019

Project Status:     On Process
Principal Investigator: Piyawat Katewongsa
Researcher: Panya Choolert , Chutima Yousomboon