TEACHING AND STUDYING PSYCHOLOGY THAI REFLECTS THROUGH THAI LITERATURE

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สุชาวดี เกษมณี - (Suchawadee Kesmanee)

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This article aims to focus on a reflection through Thai literature which shows that since in the past, the Thai language teaching and studying have always been used to induce students to be obedient, diligent and to have endeavours to learn with their individual abilities and intelligence. Students compete with themselves psychologically, and if they are obedient and pay attention in class, they reap the reward of gaining more knowledge by being taught without any obscurity. Therefore, the nature of using this kind of teaching and studying psychology complies with Thailand's way of life, customs, thoughts, and core values. Customs, tradition, and culture are deeply rooted even though the ways of life have changed over time. Furthermore, Thai literature shows that there are various historical teaching and studying methods that can be used as a guide to teach and study in the present; for example, teachers’ roles, students’ roles, learning motivations, learning by memorising and repeating, teaching and studying methods that use nature and the environment, students' age and individual differences.

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