OER Hosts Professors from Seoul National University
Monday, 12 June 2017
The Office of Education Research (OER) hosted four professors from Seoul National University (SNU) from 17th to 19th May 2017. They are Prof Cho Han Hyuk, Prof Lee Byungmin, Prof Jeong Dae Hong and Assoc Prof Cho Young Hoan.
During their visit, the four professors met OER researchers and discussed opportunities for research collaborations between NIE and SNU in the fields of interest-driven learning and STEM education.
Prof Cho and Prof Lee also presented at an OER-organised seminar titled “Flipped Learning Environments and Executable Expressions”.
Prof Cho delivering his presentation
The first presentation by Prof Cho, titled “Executable Expressions designed for Mathematics and Coding Education”, shed light on the growing emphasis on coding education globally and the incorporation of coding into lessons. Prof Cho described an educational environment where learners design and construct 3D objects to facilitate the learning of mathematics. He also explained how such activities enable learners to demonstrate their understanding of mathematical concepts and thus enhance their learning.
Prof Lee delivering his presentation
The second presentation by Prof Lee, titled “Flipped Learning Environment in an English Language Classroom in a Korean middle school: Effects and Implications”, centered on flipped learning, which emphasises students’ active involvement and participation in lessons, as an alternative approach to teaching English. Prof Lee shared on English language education in Korea and made comparisons between conventional and flipped learning environments. He also noted that students in flipped classrooms eventually had better reading, writing, listening and speaking scores in English than students in conventional learning environments.