NEW Ajou President Park Hyung-ju Appointed Chair of Ministry of Education’s National Curriculum Reform Research Committee
President of Ajou University Park Hyung-ju has been appointed chair of the Ministry of Education’s National Curriculum Reform Research Committee. An appointment ceremony was held at the Government Complex Sejong Convention Center in Sejong City on April 20, 2021 and a letter of appointment presented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Yoo Eun-hae to President Park and other commissioners.
The National Curriculum Reform Research Committee was set up to revise the curriculum for elementary, middle and high schools to respond to a changing education environment, including rapid social changes from acceleration of AI and Industry 4.0 and a decline in the number of students, and prepare for a transition to education more geared towards the future.
The Committee is comprised of experts from different fields, including teachers and members of academia and related institutions, and representatives of civil society and will engage in research and development of curricula, discuss issues and operational matters regarding the curricula, and devise a revised curriculum.
The Committee will gather opinions from forums, online discussions, hearings, and deliberative meetings as it builds the revised curricula, and acquiring social consent on the revisions, making a public announcement during the fall of 2022.