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Science Education

Science Education

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Science Education

Location

Education Building A Room #419

Tel

82-2-3277-2685

Email

sciedu0704@ewha.ac.kr

Fax

82-2-3277-2684

The Department of Science Education aims to train middle school science teachers and high school science, physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science teachers with the teaching capacity suitable for the 21st century's age of science. The goal is to train qualified science teachers with general understanding of the overall field of science, effective teaching methods, and morality to positively influence students. Students in their second year enter their specific areas of concentration - Physics Education, Chemistry Education, Biology Education, Earth Science Education and, upon graduation, obtain teaching license for their majors. At the same time, students co-major in Integrated Science and earn the license in Integrated Science Education as well.

History
History

1951

Establishment of Chemistry and Biology Education Departments in College of Education

1962

Name change into Department of Science

1972

Introduction of Earth Science and Mathematics majors.

1991

Independence of Mathematics Education as a separate department.

1998

Introduction of General Science Education as an area of concentration

2017

Name change into Integrated Science for an area of concentration

The Aim of Education

The Department of Science Education aims to train middle school science teachers and high school physics, chemistry, biology, earth science teachers and science educators who are equipped with professional skills and integrity necessary to contribute to the development of science education in the 21st century. The goals to achieve this aim are as follows :

  • Instill a sense of responsibility and commitment as science educators who contribute to the development of the country and society.
  • Enhance preservice teachers' ability to understand the educational process based on the characteristics of learner, and structure and functions of surrounding human and physical elements that influences learning.
  • Have ability to teach students key concepts of general science and specific science areas, and train them to readily engage in scientific investigations. Also, learn the theories and methods of science education as well as ways to apply them in actual educational settings.
  • Acquire the practical skills for teaching and the ability to pro-actively respond to future changes in the educational environment.
Careers and Graduate School Destination

After graduation, majority students work as science teachers in secondary schools. Graduates also enter science education-related institutes (Educational Development center, Science Education Office, Educational Broadcasting System), science-related research centers (National Institute of Scientific Investigation, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Korea Institute of GeoScience Mineral Resources, Institute of Environmental Research), and research centers of corporations (communications, semiconductors, medication companies). In addition, graduates enter diverse professions such as the media (science reporters, science writers, and science correspondents), hospitals (clinical pathology, sterility research centers), government officials (Meteorological office, Ministry of Environment, National Health Care Center), and other companies.