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School Starts Software Compulsory Education

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18/01/2018
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School Starts Software Compulsory Education

 

School Starts Software compulsory education, preparation for teaching is in progress_800 elementary, middle and high school SW education teachers gathered

 

On January 18, The Ministry of Science and ICT(MSIT, Minister You Young Min) and the Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity(KOFAC, an acting president of KOFAC, Kang Ho Young) will be held 「Advanced Software training programs to enhance competency for SW education teachers」to 837 elementary, middle and high school SW education teachers for 1 night 2 days at Kyong-gi University(KGU).

The Ministry of Science and ICT(MSIT) and The Ministry of Education(MOE) have developed training courses to enhance the professionalism of teachers who will be in charge of software education and to improve teaching ability in order to prepare for the school software education compulsory * which will be started sequentially from this year.* Middle school: From '18 to 'Information' subject for 34 hours (Time of introduction '18 ~ '20, depends on the School) * Elementary school: From '19 to 'practical course' subject of grade 5-6 for 17 hours.

In order to reflect the diverse learning needs of teachers, the training program is organized for each subject and level, and teachers can select the desired program and take courses. In addition, the 'Software-Maker Course *', which can enhance students' interest, fun and creativity in connection with school software education, will be opened for the first time. * The convergence of software (SW) programming and maker activities (creative activities using digital devices and various tools).

On the first day, It started a keynote lecture on "Talent Innovation and Future Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution" (Microsoft, Executive Director, Dr. Choi Yoon Suk). The progress will develop a study on the development of evaluation system and lesson plans through the Computer Thinking-based(CT) on the design for Teaching and Learning workshop. On the second day, theme-centered teaching and learning methods applying SW teaching methodology such as unplugged activity for elementary school teachers, block coding, physical computing, and text coding, etc, study on the SW education technique and Learning Methodology (20), Curriculum and text coding for middle school teachers (C language, Python)) Algorithm design and problem solving process (10).

Roh Kyong Won(The Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Science and ICT) said; " The software education capacity of the teachers who will be in charge of the class is important for the new software education to be well established and activated in the school site,". "We will continue to provide systematic training to improve the professionalism of teachers' SW education, and we will develop and distribute excellent teaching materials and teaching plans that can be referenced in classes." 

 

[Photo] January 18(Thur), 800 elementary, middle and high school SW education teachers participated; “Advanced SW training programs to enhance competency for teachers” at Suwon campus of Kyong-gi university, Suwon, Kyong-gi-do.

 

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