MAKING POSITIVE IMPACT
EDUCATION - TECHNOLOGY - ACCESSIBILITY
Dr Nanthaporn J. Seributra also known as Dr Prae is an innovative educator, researcher, education technologist and a change maker.
For over 15 years, she has been advocating to minimise the access gap to quality education. She firmly believes that everyone in this world has a right to access quality education. Since the age of 14, Dr Prae had the privilege to be educated in different learning context and cultures. With the educational background in various countries from Thailand to Australia, Switzerland and UK, Dr Prae aimed to use her global knowledge and expertise to elevate the quality of education for the younger generations.
Her mission is to make a difference in people’s lives through impactful education. She believes that technology enables tremendous opportunity, make education accessible for all learners, and pushes traditional boundaries to transform learning.
PhD Education Administration, Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand
MA Early Childhood Studies, Roehampton University UK
BA Business English, Assumption University Thailand
Dr Prae lives in Thailand and frequently travel around the region.
In her early career, Dr Prae was an early childhood teacher in an international school. In 2007, she joined "Starfish Country Home School Foundation", a non-government organisation in Thailand which operates Children’s Homes, Learning Centre, scholarships and grants programmes as a Foundation Manager. She was also a School Principal of Starfish Country Home School, a Kindergarten and Primary school under the management of the foundation.
In 2012, she found "LifePrep Foundation" which operates education programmes for marginalised and migrant children in Thailand.
For three years, Dr Prae worked as an Education Development Executive for Apple Inc. in Thailand and Singapore, and now she is the CEO of "Starfish Education Initiative ", which aims to promote access to quality education in Thailand. It is a flagship programme of Firetree Trust, a private trust exists to support work that creates long-term positive change in communities in Southeast Asia.
She is currently working on "Starfish Maker " project to implement makerspaces in 500 local schools as well as building "Starfish Labz", an online learning platform for parents and educators to equip children with the 21st-century skills in Thailand.
She was also a board member of Tondo Foundation, a US private foundation with the aim support education, healthcare and innovative programs for marginalised children and youth across Asia and beyond.
Her expertise is in strategic technology integration planning which focuses on educational leadership, curriculum development, technology pedagogy and instructional design based on local context. Dr Prae works extensively with educators on constructivist pedagogy, especially in Project Based Learning approach. She advises educators and consultants on education administration, technology integration, professional learning and accessibility.
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