Mae Chaem Woven Textile: Intangible Cultural Heritage and Knowledge Management toward Thai as a Foreign Language in Active Learning Concept


  • Kritsana Sombat D.A. Student, Doctor of Arts Program in Thai language (Thai as a Foreign Language), Faculty of Humanities, Srinakharinwirot University
  • Supak Mahavarakorn Thai Language Program, Faculty of Humanities, Srinakharinwirot University



Intangible cultural heritage, Mae chaem woven textile, Thai as a foreign language, Active learning concept


This article aims at analyzing and synthetizing a body of knowledge toward Mae Chaem Woven Textile as an intangible heritage for Thai language teaching design, as a foreign language for Chinese students, due to the active learning concept. As for this qualitative research, sources of study have been gathered by examining relevant documents along with participant observation and interviewed 15 informants about Tin Chok Mae Chaem in field study, then all have been analyzed, synthetized by content analysis and applied for knowledge management design. The research tools consisted of an interview form, a record form, an analysis and a synthesis of data and the research target group is 4th year Chinese learners in a university located in Chiang Mai. According to the study revelation, the body of knowledge toward Mae Chaem Woven Textile links with history, significant persons, garments and ornaments, tradition and belief, religious architecture, ethnicity, language, place, utensils and environment and nature. After being synthetized, it can be divided into five lessons:  Chiangmai cultural tourism spots, history of Mae Chaem Woven Textile, relation between the textile and significant persons, ways of life and relevant belief and woven processes. The study result is adapted for design a knowledge management toward Thai as a foreign language for Chinese students due to the active learning concept with 5 lessons and 15 proactive learning management styles used. The in-class knowledge is linked with the out-class experience, which is a method of active learning for students’ participant motivation by self-experience and actual practice. Local wisdom, too, are applied in the learning process for increasing the students’ knowledge and Thai language skill as well as taking part in Thai local wisdom preservation and continuation. 


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How to Cite

Sombat, K., & Mahavarakorn, S. . (2022). Mae Chaem Woven Textile: Intangible Cultural Heritage and Knowledge Management toward Thai as a Foreign Language in Active Learning Concept . Community and Social Development Journal, 23(1), 37–53.



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