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Seoul Postpones Reopening Schools Following Spike in Club Infections

Seoul Postpones Reopening Schools Following Spike in Club Infections

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Monday announced plans to reopen schools a week later than scheduled after dozens of infections coming from clubs in the city’s multicultural neighborhood of Itaewon triggered concerns over a bigger outbreak. “The education ministry, through consultation with health authorities, postponed school reopening for high school seniors [...]

GS Caltex Moves ‘Classroom Healing’ Program Online

GS Caltex Moves ‘Classroom Healing’ Program Online

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — GS Caltex Corp., South Korea’s second-largest refiner, will conduct “Classroom Healing” online, a social contribution program for grade 1 of middle school students, amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The program is a collective art healing program aimed at preventing maladjustment of students to their social environment at [...]

Majority of Teachers Don’t Want Their Picture in the School Yearbook

Majority of Teachers Don’t Want Their Picture in the School Yearbook

SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Many teachers feel uncomfortable about having their photo included in students’ graduation albums, a new survey showed. According to an online survey of 8,122 kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school teachers nationwide conducted by the Seoul Teachers’ Union, 70.6 percent of the respondents said they felt uneasy because they [...]

World Responding to Pandemic by Moving Schools Online

World Responding to Pandemic by Moving Schools Online

SEOUL, April 22 (Korea Bizwire) — All elementary, middle and high school students in South Korea have been attending remote classes since Tuesday. In a similar situation, countries around the world are also adopting remote education-based measures amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation and the Korean Educational Development Institute [...]

Elementary School Students Learning to Distinguish Between Real and Fake News

Elementary School Students Learning to Distinguish Between Real and Fake News

SEOUL, April 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Education said Tuesday it will develop and distribute new educational content to help students develop their “media literacy” capabilities to critically evaluate media reports. The new content has been created as an auxiliary textbook concept that will be used in Korean language classes for fifth and [...]

More Students Resume Classes Online but Networks Remain Unstable

More Students Resume Classes Online but Networks Remain Unstable

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — An additional 3.12 million elementary and secondary students began the spring semester Thursday by participating in online classes amid the nationwide battle against the coronavirus, but the unprecedented tele-education was marred by network access problems at many places. Under the government’s three-step plan, first and second graders at middle [...]

Lack of Infrastructure, Experience Poses Hurdle to Online Classes

Lack of Infrastructure, Experience Poses Hurdle to Online Classes

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Are South Korean schools and students ready for online classes? The question is drawing rising public attention as elementary and secondary schools nationwide were asked by the government on Tuesday to begin the spring semester with online classes, in steps starting April 9, to prevent classroom infections of the [...]