I’m currently a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow at the United Nations University- Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), where I oversee multiple international development projects and capacity training in Southeast Asia and the wider Asia Pacific. I am also a visiting scholar and an adjunct lecturer at Takada Lab, the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Before joining the UNU-IAS, I was a tenure track lecturer at the Department of Educational Policy, Management, and Leadership, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University. I hold a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree from Teachers College, Columbia University’s Communication, Media, and Learning Technologies Design Program. I also received a MA in Computing in Education from the same program as a Fulbright scholar from Thailand. At Columbia, I’m a researcher at the Snow Day Learning Lab where we study and create playful education technologies.
Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, I always look for ways to understand how children make sense of their world through play. I see myself as a researcher and designer who seeks for ways to understand children’s conditions and come up with appropriate design features to invent tools and organize outreach initiatives to enhance their learning experience. I believe that in order to foster lifelong learning in children, we have to give children the chance to design, create, and invent projects that are meaningful to them. Learning for me is also a shared experience–working together and developing a community of learners for long and lasting impact.
Selected Course Syllabus
- GEG.I411 Education for Sustainable Development through Design and Technology (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Sam in Media!
Joined UNESCO as an expert on education technology research
Interview: Teachers College International Initiatives
Project Lead on Teachers College COVID Protective Equipment for Healthcare Professionals
Bangkok Post on Thai students and International Higher Education programs
Columbia University’s STEAMnasium Report
Time Out: Little Builders
Interview: UPenn The Center for Social Impact Strategy
Learn Plern Plern Podcast- Ep.79
Rise & Shine Podcast จิตวิทยาการเรียนรู้กับอาจารย์ ดร. สาม สวรส ธนาพรสังสุทธิ์
Chula Radio วิทยุจุฬา- รายการพัฒนศึกษาพัฒนาประเทศ
ED Talks “เด็กหลุดออกจากการศึกษา กว่าล้านคน ใครช่วย?”
GLab ศูนย์นวัตกรรมสังคมเพื่อการพัฒนาอย่างยั่งยืน – CreativeMOVE