“NURI Curriculum: Implications for Implementation of Korea’s National Early Childhood Curriculum”
With the dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence, education is evolving from the outcome-based approach to experience and competency based teaching and learning.
Starting in 70 years, along with the major educational policy reform in regular school courses and entrance examination policy, Korean government introduced the Nuri curriculum as a national curriculum in 2012 for all children aged 3-5 in both kindergartens and childcare centers. The curriculum aims to promote holistic development of children aged 3-5 and establish overarching principles for becoming responsible citizens of the society.
The Korea government, in search of methods for building comprehensive approaches to resolve the disparities between kindergartens and childcare centers and for integrating ECEC system in a way that ensures a higher level of quality than ever before, have announced their Five-Year Plan in investing in improving the quality of the program by 2017.
Their Five-Year Plan includes development of performance indicators to ensure education quality, which is expected to have a huge impact within the education society.
The session will highlight some of the major issues relating to the educational reform now happening in Korea.