Senior Vice Provost | Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning
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Nalin Tutiyaphuengprasert is the Senior Vice Provost of Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning (DSIL) in Bangkok, Thailand. She is also head of Research and Learning Innovation at DSIL. She has background in Cinematography (BA) from Thammasat University in Thailand and holds two other master’s degrees, one in Business and Administration (Executive MBA 2006) from Sasin School of Business and a masters in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford University (LDT 2015).
Nalin has been working in progressive education since 2001 at DSIL. She is interested in experiential learning, Constructionism (in the tradition of MIT Professor Seymour Papert), computational thinking and building a new learning environment in school where students and teachers can be creative and can be active members of the school community. She has experience in curriculum design, learning interaction design, use of digital fabrication (FabLab) and innovation as learning process. She is currently working with the FabLearn program in developing awareness and understanding about maker education in schools in Thailand. She is also working with the MIT D-Lab in developing a program with MIT instructors to provide opportunities for undergraduate students in the U.S. to get trained and conduct design process camps for Thai students in rural area of Thailand. She is also doing teacher training in Thailand and conducting workshops for adults in using digital technology for self-development and team learning development.
Nalin is recently interested in how to integrate psychology and emotional intelligence in her work. She believes that in the rapid changing world, we need new capacity including mental stability, emotional intelligence and compassion to be able to survive and be able to embrace people instead of judging and rejecting people who are different from us. Consequently, she feels that her personal vision is congruent with this certification program and a great opportunity for her to be a part of this program. She is excited to explore further and strengthen her capacity in this area for her future work in education.