[KS] Asialink Seminar: KOREA: ICT in "Education Revolution” – Success Story Korea

Injung Cho Injung.Cho at arts.monash.edu.au
Tue Sep 2 01:18:37 EDT 2008

KOREA: ICT in "Education Revolution" – Success Story Korea

WHEN: Thursday 11 September 2008
WHERE: Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Sidney Myer Asia Center,
        The University of Melbourne, Australia
TIME: 6.30pm
ENTRY: Free of Charge
RSVP: To reserve a seat, please send an email to: 
events at asialink.unimelb.edu.au with “Korea_Lee” in the subject line.

  "If the 19th century was driven by an industrial revolution, and the 
20th century by a technological revolution, what is needed for the 21st 
century is an education revolution."

With these words Prime Minister Rudd's launched his commitment to an 
"Education Revolution" for a more prosperous Australia. As Australia 
sets out to provide world-class education, hear this success story in 
our Asian region.

In the area of ICT Education, the success story can be found in Korea. 
Korea has the highest rate of higher education in the world, 98% 
secondary school graduation rate and no.1 spot for reading performance 
in OECD PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) 
evaluation. Through an education revolution of its own, Korea is ready 
to seize the opportunities in this Intelligent Industries era.

Professor Okwha Lee is an expert in ICT Education from Chungbuk National 
University. In addition to her academic work, she has held extensive 
advisory roles for the Korean government, most notably in the 
Presidential commission for future education policy study called 
"Education Vision 2030". In the private sector, Professor Lee has done 
consultancy work for Samsung, LG, LEGO and Intel Korea on their 
educational programs and Human Resource Development.

Since 1996, she has led the annual teacher exchange programs between 
Australia and Korea with the Asia Education Foundation. Professor Lee is 
currently in Australia as the awardee of the 2008 Endeavour Executive 
Program by the Australian government.

This event is presented by Asialink.

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