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The purposes of this research were 1) to study the principles, concepts and theory of learning promotion for the elderly, 2) to develop a model of learning promotion according to the Threefold Training for elderly in Sangha Administration Region 1, and 3) to propose the model of learning promotion according to the Threefold Training for elderly in Sangha Administration Region 1. Participatory Action Research was designed. Qualitative data were collected using interview from 10 key informants and using focus group discussion with 10 experts. Content analysis was used to analyze qualitative data whereas quantitative data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics. Results indicated that 1) the elderly had opinions on the model of learning promotion according to the Threefold Training for elderly in Sangha Administration Region 1 in overall was at 4.77 percent. Considering in each aspect, Athipanya Sikka promote learning accounted for 4.65 percent, Atitsilasikha was at 4.71 percent, and Athichittasikha according to the learning promotion process according to the Threefold Training accounted for 4.78 percent by synthesis as a form of learning promotion activities following the Threefold Training for the elderly. 2) Development of a learning promotion model according to the Threefold Training using the 3 happiness activities consisted of 1) physical health activities by practicing 3 minutes of left-hand and right-hand swinging, 3 minutes of up and sitting in a chair. 2) Healthy and enjoyable activities focus on recreational activities, singing or dancing which is to enhance physical health and the mind to have fun. These three healthy activities have brought happy and bright by integrating with religious activities. 3) A model of learning promotion according to the Threefold Training for elderly in Sangha Administrative Region 1 reflected the common concept exchange knowledge and plan for 3 happiness activities which were 1) healthy physical health activities, 2) happy health activities, and 3) bright happy healthy activities integrated with the Threefold Training (Trisikkhā), namely “Athipanyasikkha” to promote learning. "Atisin Sikka" and acted according to the plan observe the results of the "Athipanya" practice, the change of learning, well-being, lifestyles of the elderly in Thai society.
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