The Graduate School of Human Sciences at Assumption University of Thailand (AU) hosted a standout seminar that's got everyone talking. On February 7, 2024, Mr. James Edward Ford from Roong Aroon International School (RAIS) led a session that turned the spotlight on holistic education in our changing world.

Titled "Holistic Education and Experiential Learning: Insights from Roong Aroon International School," the seminar was an eye-opener. Mr. Ford tackled everything from student learning in a post-COVID era to the expectations of those invested in our schools. He didn't stop there – he also covered how to support both students and staff, and the nitty-gritty of managing school funds wisely.

Dr. Scott Smith from Assumption University praised the event, saying, "Ajarn James brought to the table the hard questions and painted a clear picture of what education needs to be – engaging, supportive, and real-world ready."

Ajarn James emphasized teaching and learning with '3 H's': Hand, Head, and Heart. He made a strong case for lessons that aren't just heard but felt and experienced. This approach isn't new to us at Assumption University, where we believe in educating beyond the books.

Dean Dr. Chayada Thanavisuth of the Graduate School echoed this sentiment: "Ajarn James's talk reinforced our belief that education should touch every part of a student – their skills, their thoughts, and their values."

The seminar was well-attended by students, faculty, and members of the AU community, who engaged in a lively discussion following the presentation. The Q&A session brought forward thoughtful inquiries and shared experiences, reflecting the community's keen interest in adopting holistic education principles.

The Graduate School of Human Sciences remains committed to hosting events that foster an environment of learning and growth. The next seminar in the series is already highly anticipated.

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