Issue 18: Self-reliant learning by implementing work-based and work-related learning approaches

Annika Behrens, Badaruddin Bin Ibrahim, Sureewan Rajchasom, Georg Spöttl

Annika Behrens

TU Dortmund University

Badaruddin Bin Ibrahim
University Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia
Sureewan Rajchasom

Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Thailand

Georg Spöttl
University of Bremen, Germany

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Dr.Niwat Moonpa

Assistant Professor

Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (RMUTL)


Field of expertise/main research projects:
Asst. Prof. Dr. Niwat Moonpa is one of the well-known researchers in the fields of mechanics, materials, and engineering design for the industry which are based on the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Thailand. He is a former vice-president of Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (RMUTL) which is one of the leading universities in Thailand for implementing work-integrated learning through cooperation with private enterprises. In 2020, he wrote a book about the PPP project based on the results of the pilot project implemented at RMUTL. Currently, he is a project co-director for Progressing Work-based Learning of TVET system in Thailand (ProWoThai), the joint international research project that aims to further develop TVET system in Thailand through Work-based Learning (WBL) approach that relies on the concept of participatory action research. Asst. Prof. Dr. Niwat Moonpa is also the project director of the “Tripartite Education System Using Work-based Learning”, the Thai government research funding for producing qualified human resources through cooperation among universities, TVET colleges, and private companies in Thailand. In addition, he is also leading the Industrial Research Program on WiL (Work-integrated Learning): SiF (School-in-Factory project platform since 2013. He is graduated in Mechanical Engineering from King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand, and received the French government scholarship for his doctoral research.

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