SEOUL, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) — American teachers have shown strong interest in South Korea’s COVID-19 disinfection model for education.
The COVID-19 Module that the foundation posted online in March 2020 for American high school educators, had 7,636 views and 6,046 downloads over the past year, according to the World History Digital Education Foundation (WHDEF), an American non-profit foundation.
For the 15,000 members of National Council for Social Studies (NCSS), the largest association of social studies and history teachers in the U.S., the WHDEF directly distributed the COVID-19 module.
Accordingly, it can be interpreted that the number of non-NCSS member teachers who downloaded the module after learning about it through word-of-mouth exceeded the 6,000 mark.
The COVID-19 module is a collection of educational materials produced jointly by the WHDEF and the NCSS.
It was written by a group of exemplary American teachers who won awards of excellence in each U.S. state, as well as a handful of renowned educational experts.
The 57-page educational module, sponsored by the Korea Foundation, explains how Korea has countered the COVID-19 pandemic, including the implementation of aggressive virus tests in the early stages of the pandemic on the basis of the lessons the country gained from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in 2015 and the establishment of drive-through test centers.
“Many American teachers were highly impressed with the fact that Korean citizens have fully supported the government’s policies.” said Han Jong-woo, chairman of the WHDEF.
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