The Republic of Korea was able to grow rapidly due to its excellent human resources. Without many natural resources, Korea had to rely on its education system to enhance its competitiveness. It faces the challenges presented by what has been called the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Unfortunately, there is not yet any real discussion about how to reform the education system. Therefore, it is essential to begin to discuss how to reform the education system of the Republic of Korea for the future development of the country.
First, students should be trained to get information on their own, not to master the information itself. If you can read words, you can easily access knowledge at the current high school level on the Internet. Therefore, students should be taught how to navigate and obtain the information they want on the Internet. In the era of the fourth industrial revolution, where we are flooded with information, students will be competitive enough if they are able to acquire and analyze the information they need. Second, the education system should teach diverse languages. The biggest asset of the fourth industrial revolution is information. However, according to a survey, only 0.4 percent of the world's domains are written in Korean. In this regard, students will be competitive enough only if they can acquire information in other languages too. Therefore, it is important to emphasize communication with educators, so that each student can develop their communication skills, not just their knowledge of language course content. Third, we should strive for an ethics education, which cannot be learned on the Internet. Learning on the Internet voluntarily and developing individual skills would create far more professional talent than the current education system. However, education on ethics or morality cannot be completely replaced by the Internet, so it should be centered around practical relationships, such as relationships between students and students and students and teachers within a school’s community.
Until now, education in the Republic of Korea has relied on simple memory-based cramming methods, but the people who learned in the system have been frustrated on the world stage. It is now time to feel the need for a new system and quickly apply it to the whole education system. Now, in the era of the fourth industrial revolution, where everything changes rapidly, the listing of simple information can no longer be competitive. CAH does not think there will be any better education than if we teach ourselves to evolve. < 저작권자 © 중앙헤럴드 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >