Second-Prize New Innovation Learning Media “Manora Dolls” Assisting Autistic Children for Their Better and Faster Learning
Mr. Palagorn Punmanee, lecturer at faculty of Agriculture, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Songkhla, has ideally invented Manora doll with 12 dancing styles (Manora is Thai traditional dancing commonly performed in the South.) It functions as learning media helping autistic children. When touching it, the children can act like the dolls. With its colorfulness, it also can attract the children’s interest. This innovation is, thus, regarded as a new dimension of learning resource integrated with traditional dancing. Apart from this, teachers teaching or transferring the art of Manora dancing can also apply this media as teaching material to help the students better and faster understand.
National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) has encouraged the works, inventions, and innovations created by Thai researchers and inventors including the work of Mr. Palagorn Punmanee to display in the exhibition held at Geneva, Switzerland, named “42nd International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva”. As it can raise and instill the students’ awareness towards the traditional culture and it hasn’t been created to help learning for a particular group, the work, therefore, won the second prize. Furthermore, this media can be applied as learning aid for teaching general students.
For more information please contact Mr. Palagorn Punmanee, lecturer at faculty of Agriculture, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Songkhla. Tel. 0-7431-7100 ext.1815.
Translated by Jirayu Songkhro
Public Relations Officer, RMUTSV