Model of Learning Management to Develop English Skills of Vocational Students in Thailand

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Tangpak Takrudkaew , Kanit Kheovichai


This research is research and development aiming to: 1. study the current situation and the need for English language skills development of vocational students in Thailand; 2. construct and develop a model of learning management; 3. study the results of the model implementation; and 4. to study satisfaction of students towards the model. The results revealed as follows: 1. In terms of current situations and needs in the context of internal and external factors contributing to learning management for improving English language skills, it was found that, there are some surprising differences among the students, English instructors and entrepreneurs in many dimensions especially on the issues related to teaching and learning and related knowledge and activities of each required English language skills of graduates This finding reflected the inconsistency between teaching management and the actual needs of learners and the workplace. 2. The developed learning management model, called the PIER+4 Model, consists of 4 main steps: 1) Preparation (P), 2) Instruction (I) 3) Evaluation (E), and 4) Reflection (R); and 4 supports for learning management, comprising 1) competency of the educational administrators 2) competency of the instructors 3) Availability of the environment, and 4) Readiness of the entrepreneurs. The results of the model quality inspection found that overall, it was at a high level of appropriateness. 3. The results of the model implementation using authentic assessment revealed that the learning achievement of experimental students was significantly higher than 60 percent criterion at the 0.01 level of significance. As for the English language skills focus, the skills that students had the highest average score were speaking, followed by reading, writing, and listening respectively. 4. The satisfaction level of the students towards the PIER+4 Model was at the highest level.

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