Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pornapit Darasawang
Associate Professor Dr. Pornapit Darasawang is Vice President for Internationalisation, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) in Thailand. She obtained her B.A. in English from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; M.Ed. in Reading from Towson State University, USA; M.A in TESOL from the Moray House Institute of Education, Heriott-Watt University, UK and Ph. D in TESOL from the University of Edinburgh.
As Vice President for Internationalisation, one of her major goals is to develop KMUTT’s students’ intercultural competence and English language proficiency through providing international experience abroad and making use of internationalisation at home from international students who study at KMUTT. Her areas of interest are learner autonomy, learner training, and motivation in language learning. Therefore, she has been teaching in PhD in Applied Linguistics. Courses taught include Theories in Language Learning, Research in Autonomy in Language Learning. MA in Applied Linguistics. Courses taught include: Language Learning Theory, The Establishing and Management of English Language Learning Resource Centres, Individualisation in Language Learning, Research Methods. And supervising MA dissertations and PhD theses. Moreover, she has been involved in teacher training and has given lectures and workshops in the area of self-access learning and qualitative research.