Presentation on theme: "1 The Use of ICT for Learning: The Current Status and Future of the Republic of Korea CMEC-OECD-Canada Seminar, Montreal, April 28-30, 2002 Future Challenges."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Use of ICT for Learning: The Current Status and Future of the Republic of Korea CMEC-OECD-Canada Seminar, Montreal, April 28-30, 2002 Future Challenges in Education and ICT: Policy, Planning and Practice Seung-ku Woo, Ministry of Education Myung-suk Jeannie Pang, KERIS
2 South Korea Population 46.1M (2000) Area Korean Peninsula: 222,154 km 2 (similar to U.K., NZ, or Romania) South Korea: 99,373 km 2 (45% of the peninsula) 70% mountainous Language Korean Capital Seoul
3 Education System Structure Ministry of Education: Masterplan, Budget 16 Municipal and Regional Offices of Education: Action & strategic plan & Implemention, Budget 180 Local Offices of Education: Sub-action plan & Implementation School: Elementary 6yrs, Middle School 3yrs, High School 3yrs College: 2yrs, 4yrs Statistics No. of schools: 10,165 No. of teachers: 341,495 No. of students: 8,015,152 No. of students per teacher: 23.5
4 Plan & Implemention Masterplan : 1 ST Stage, ICT Infrastructure : 2 ND Stage, ICT utilization Major Implementing body Governments & KERIS
5 School Infrastructure Accessibility to the Internet Schools networked: 100% (as of April 2001) Budget source Usage fee: Free for 256Kbps until 2005 School Homepage: 92.6%
6 School Infrastructure Accessibility to the Internet Speed of network By 2005 every school will be networked with the minimum speed of 2Mbps.
7 School Infrastructure Accessibility to PC Number of students per PC: 8.13 (as of December 2000) Elementary school: Middle school: 7.03 High school: 5.69 Number of teachers per PC/Notebook: 0.9 Budget source: Central/Regional government By 2005 number of students per PC will be 5.
8 School Infrastructure Accessibility to equipments Computer Lab in every school Equipments in every classroom PC(586) One of Projection monitor TV 43” or larger Monitor TV 38” or larger LCD projector 1300 ANSI Lumens or higher Budget source: Central/Regional government
9 Curriculum ICT skill concerned The 7 th National Curriculum Elementary School: 1hr per week Middle School: 3hrs per week, elective (48.2%, 1999) High School: 2hrs per week, elective (55.1%, 1999) Students ICT skill standards
10 Curriculum/MM Content ICT integrated teaching-learning Strongly recommend to use ICT in each subject Researches on how to use ICT in each subject Run model schools at central/regional level Support teacher communities Disseminate exemplary lesson plan integrated with ICT Develop and provide educational multimedia content via EDUNET (www.edunet.net)www.edunet.net Bodies: private sector, government, KERIS & teachers Circulate teachers magazine and webzine By 2002, teachers will be provided with educational multimedia content on basic subjects of the 7 th National Curriculum.
11 Professional Develop’t Teachers education at both level in-service & pre-service Teachers capable with ICT basic skills (2001) word processing: 94.7% Internet: 90.7% % ICT use in teaching: 81% Teachers skill test run at regional level on national teacher ICT skill standards Teachers guideline for using ICT disseminated By 2005, all teachers will be completed with in-service program of how to use ICT in teaching.
13 Issues Provision of budget Proactive mind of stakeholders including principals Teacher education for practice of ICT that best fits into instructional objectives Partnership/Cooperation among educational organizations Teaching practice by college faculty of teacher education Flexible time table of class Curriculum integrated with ICT including assessment Effectiveness Creative teaching practice at class
14 Further Information The Ministry of Education Korea Education & Research Information Service (KERIS) EDUNET RISS Korean Educational Research Institute Korean Institute of Curriculum
15 The Use of ICT for Learning: The Current Status and Future of the Republic of Korea CMEC-OECD-Canada Seminar, Montreal, April 28-30, 2002 Future Challenges in Education and ICT: Policy, Planning and Practice Seung-ku Woo, Ministry of Education Myung-suk Jeannie Pang, KERIS