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Educational Research Development and Demonstration Institute (ERDI)
Ongkharak Demonstration School

             Educational Research Development and Demonstration Institute and Ongkharak Demonstration School , Srinakharinwirot University , formally established in 2008. The policy was initiated by Dr. Wiroon Tangcharoen, former President of Srinakharinwirot University, to expand educational opportunity to local community. Assistant Professor MD. Chalermchai Bunyaliphan, former Vice President for Planning and Development, was appointed as the President of the committee for establishing Ongkharak Demonstration School, an organization under management of Educational Research Development and Demonstration Institute. The project was greatly supported by local community in which 7 families donated 206 Rai of land. During the establishment, the committee developed the curriculum based on academic research and basic educational management know-how. The “Innovative Education” of Ongkharak Demonstration School was researched and formulated as an “education prototype”. In 2012, the Council of Srinakarinwirot University, approved the establishment of Educational Research Development and Demonstration Institute and Ongkharak Demonstration School and Assistant Professor Kittikoon Rungruang was appointed as the School Director.

               Educational Research Development and Demonstration Institute aims to conduct extensive researches on educational policies and develop learning curriculum that are truly integrated with student’s life in order to sustainably enhance educational standard. To accomplish our visions, there are 3 internal organizations within the Institute including Research and Development, Administration and Educational Demonstration (or Ongkharak Demonstration School) working in collaboration to conduct researches and build knowledge and wisdom relating to innovative education as well as national policies on education. Academic researches, practical studies and academic services are substantially provided to wider educational organizations and institutes across Thailand. Moreover, Educational Research Development and Demonstration Institute partners with internal and external organizations to continually improve our insight and educational standards in alignment with ASEAN Community and Global Community.

                Ongkharak Demonstration School is reaching the 3rd year after the inauguration. In 2014, there are 554 students, from kindergarten to Prathom Suksa 6 (Grade 6), 43 teachers and 8 academic departments to provide integrated learning method. The school’s identity “Attaining scientific knowledge, outstanding technological know-how, excellent language skills and moral ethics while having good relationship with local community” reflects the heart of our educational management. Wisdom is integrated with sciences to assimilate learning into life.

                In 2015, Ongkharak Demonstration School will provide bilingual education program (Satit Ongkharak Bilingual Education Program = SOBEP) aiming to develop student’s academic capabilities and skills with the curriculum of international standard and quality.