- 1 2019 Winter Personal Essay
- 2 2018 Summer Personal Essay
2019 Winter Personal Essay
Global Camp that make the real talanted person of global
Global camp give us the possibilities of development finally
I have attended the Global Issues Forum Camp every time and this was my last camp. Other friends said to me, 'Why do you keep participating in this camp, and don't you think it's enough if you've done it more than two times?' Thanks to these comments from my friends, before attending the camp, I was able to think about why I was passionate to this camp and what I was dreaming through it. After much consideration, I was able to answer my friends' questions confidently. My answer was, ‘I love this camp itself.’ Friends who are truly passionate about this program will know why I think this way. This global camp is a meaningful program that can help me develop my deep thoughts and abilities about the job, an elementary school teacher that I want to be. I looked through the files that I had prepared while attending the last camp. I didn't know well at the time, but I was expanding my knowledge into a fairly wide field. This is why I join this camp again.
My expectation is that I will absorb all the useful advantages of this camp into mine. If you think about the merits of this camp, you will say you might be able to approach new ideas on the subject that you want. In particular, I think that the self-directed research of topics and questioning them with curiosity in the process is exactly a necessary experience for students who dream of a bright future. Another merit is meeting with another person. The fact that many people, including native English teachers, can form new relationships, communicate a lot in between, coordinate their opinions and broaden our academic and empirical perspectives is also a good reason to choose the camp to me
The charm of 'education' that attracts me
For your information, there are various fields such as history, human rights, religion, etc. in the global camp, but the subject I chose is education. From now on, I'll explain why I chose this. What I want to get out through this camp is simple and complicated. It is an educational point of view. Until now, I has learned about education methods and educational institutions. Then, I learned the principles of education and the relationship between educators and students. This time I wanted to do a more systematic and advanced search. So I wanted to improve my educational perspective by analyzing the three keywords presented by the Ganghwa Education Office and the education policy currently in effect. In other words, I wanted to give shape the abstract concept of 'education' and become a person who could look at it critically. So I took on a new challenge to the topic of education.
The role of me for our team
I was the team leader in this global camp. I played the team leader as three times in this year since last year. I think the most important role of team leader is to steer the team. Our team had a total of 10 members and there were so many opinions. However, as the saying goes, "Too many cooks spoil the stew", sometimes the topic of conversation of our team slipped into the wrong place. I have made a lot of effort to minimize our exposure to these risks. I naturally changed the subject of the conversation of our team to the camp and asked the team members to concentrate. As a result, I was able to collaborate well with my teammates and complete more work than I expected despite the lack of time. Also, I played a role in coordinating the opinions of 10 people properly. When deciding on the team's theme, I made a new theme by selecting a good part of each opinion. In addition, I did my best for the team by uploading information to MediaWiki, modifying the script and conducting preparation for the presentation.
What I knew and explored before the camp started
I have dreamed of becoming an elementary school teacher for many years and have been eager to learn a lot about 'education'. I have learned how to teach from the best teachers by reading various books and learned the reality of teachers through maney thesis. In addition, I wrote a thesis with a friend criticizing Korea's educational reality. Even before the global camp, I have tried countless times to have the right values for the right educators. Now let's get down to the details. 'The analysis and criticism of the educational goals of Ganghwa Education Office in 2018 and the proposal of a new educational goal and policy program in 2019' that is our topic were difficult topics that required a lot of background. Fortunately, I was able to take time to think about our topic through other personal activities before this camp. I knew a little bit about the educational goals and policies presented by Seoul, Incheon and Ganghwa Education Office. This camp was a great pleasure to me that I was given the opportunity to think better and wider about the knowledge I knew.
Advancement that gained from the camp
With this camp, I could see that I was approaching my dream. Coinciding with our team's theme 'Education on Ganghwwa', our team analyzed and criticized the educational goals of Ganghwa Education Office in 2018 and thought about the advantages and disadvantages and complements of the educational programs implemented in 2018. We also proposed new educational goals and policy programs for 2019 that would be needed for students through a meeting with team members. First of all, the education keyword presented by the Ganghwa Education Office in 2018 was 'biological, happiness, and historical education.' As a result, new programs were implemented in various schools in Ganghwa such as 'creation a forest of meditation' , 'fashion swap party' and 'academic seminar to mark the 1,100th anniversary of the foundation of the Goryeo Dynasty,' We analyzed the programs in more detail. Through this course, we can see the advantages and disadvantages evenly. Thanks to these programs, students could broaden their horizons and become interested in learning in a new way of exploring things they didn't know. And It was time to get to know more about the field, which I did not know well or where I was interested. On the other hand, the disadvantage of most of these programs was that they did not properly reflect the student's opinions and that their participation was poor. Also, there were some friends who were alienated during the program. I have explored ways of supplementing this from an educational point of view. After much thought, I realized that there was a need to ensure that students were informed and encouraged to participate, and that the program should be set to a wide range when it comes to selecting the theme. After all this, we thought of three education keywords needed for education on Ganghwa. After all this, we thought of three new education keywords needed for education. It is 'Education for cooperation without competition’, ‘Extending horizontal communication’ and, ‘On-site mature friendly education’. After the camp, I thought about last three days. In particular, by presenting new education keywords, I was able to establish my values as an educator and learn about the importance and necessity of the field of the 'education'. And I also thought about the things to consider when teaching students in the future. We've also analyzed our own education policy and set up a new education policy. This process allowed us to think about current education and future education. And it's also an opportunity to think about the direction that our education should take. As a result, I can feel more and more the charm of education. Instead of studying according to the educational framework set by someone, I hope we will be expanded to become self-directed.
The expectations and hopes that i dream through the camp
During this camp, I could feel for myself the endless possibilities of development in not only of students but also of the camp itself. We were able to pursue an ever-advancing thought by setting up a topic and exploring it, thanks to this, all students' abilities could develop in a wide variety of ways. Also, I think that continuously participating in the global camp will reduce rejection and fear of foreign languages. In addition, participating itself can provide more detailed exploration of the areas I want. Looking at these advantages, I think I want to attract as many people as possible. Before the next camp, there will be a need for adequate publicity. That way, we should be able to give as many people as possible. If there is one suggestion I can make about such a good camp, I would say that it is an expanded opportunity of communication. Our team had ten members, but there was one native teacher assigned. It was far from sufficient. As a result, we had friends who can not speak much because we did not have time to talk with native English teacher. In this regard, if the purpose of the global camp is 'to meet diverse cultures and methods by fostering global talent', I think it might be a little bit lacking. So, I think it is necessary to adjust the number of students to the extent that they can participate effectively or to be assigned more native English teachers. It is a pity that I can never participate in these beneficial camps again.
2018 Summer Personal Essay
Topic : Civil Service Examination and the academical institution of Goryeo
Team : Education
" A nation that forgets its history has no future, " Prime Minister Winston Churchill said and this sentence is very famous and important to say so. It tells us that knowing the history and the past can lead to the present and future development. Most people know this, but they're not doing like it. Let me ask you a question. " What comes to your mind when you think of 'Goryeo'? " Most people, including me, only think very famous or very basic thing like the Goryeo celadon, the Tripitaka Koreana and Wang Geon. Even there are some people who can't think of anything. But as I said above, knowing the past is a priority for the changing present. Goryeo is an excellent period of cultural and educational changes. Through such education of Goryeo, we will be able to achieve and feel many things. So, let's learn about Goryeo's Civil Service Examination and education.
First of all, I am participating three times, Summer Global camp in 2017, Winter Global Camp in 2017, and Summer Global Issue Forum Camp in 2018. But I did not have a chance to connect with this land , because at first I had to choose topic 'Ganghwa's Azalea Festival' and then I participated the camp with the topic 'Compare to korea education with other countries'. For me, the Global Camp, which was held on the 1100th anniversary of the foundation of Goryeo, was a good opportunity to learn about the education of Goryeo, which is very closely related to Ganghwa. That's why I'm also joining this global camp.
Until we chose the theme of ' Goryeo's Civil Service Examination and educational institutions, ' our team was deeply concerned. When asked, ' Why do you think Goryeo is famous? ' Most people refer to cultural heritage. I've never seen anyone say, " It's because of Civil Service Examination " Even I, who is dreaming of education, didn't even think about that. In fact, Goryeo was a very good educational time as the Civil Service Examination started primordially. I reflect on myself for overlooking this point, and we are as a team of interested in education, I wanted to examine the core contents of Goryeo, Civil Service Examination of Goryeo and educational institutions. I also believe that if we research the education of Goryeo, we will find the key to develop our current education as well.
I am ashamed to say that I did not know much about Civil Service Examination and educational institutions of Goryeo. Simply, I knew that there were Gukjagam, hyanggyo, and history. Therefore, I could use this camp as an opportunity to learn more about the basic information and topics of Goryeo's Civil Service Examination and educational institutions to learn the meanings of each system. As I said before, Goryeo introduced the system for the first time. As such, there has been much to learn and great historical achievements.
First of all, Civil Service Examination was the way that select officer and hierarchy thtough the test. These systems made Goryeo more open and diverse people appointed and gradually expanding. In addition, educational institutions have developed a lot. The representative institutions are Royal Academy (국자감) and Local Confucian school (향교) and ‘사학’. These three schools and Civil Service Examination are closely related to each other and have developed together, influencing each other. Through this complex composition, the Confucianism and culture of China were also considered in Goryeo, and the contents of education were changed because of them. Actually, when we looked at the values of the period through classical data, we were impressed with the education level of Goryeo and there are many things to learn a lot.
I unfortunately can't be with my team on the last day. But they trusted me and gave me the position of team leader. I was grateful and sorry for these members, and I was more worried about the last day, so I wanted to try harder. I wanted to help the team as much as I could until the end. First, as a team leader, I supported the team so that they could perform their best with vice team leader . There are many first-grade friends on my team, so I had a lot to help. But I didn't give up and wondered and tried to how to share roles, how I could facilitate communication. Also, I researched materials on the history system of Goryeo and its educational institution, and I were organizing it and explaining it to my team members, and I made a PPT , while considering that how to draw attention to the audience. And I organized the data and upload it to Wikimedia. As I played this role, I tried hard not to hurt my team and I was very happy to have helped them.
Through this camp, I wanted to know more about education in Goryeo. In addition, I looked for materials on Goryeo's Civil Service Examination and educational institutions, thought about the status of Goryeo, and explained it to my friends, hoping that my friends would be interested in it. In addition I have a mind that our country would further develop through the course of researching the histroy of Goryeo. I also hope that our data will make many people in the world are interested in Goryeo through the wiki, and that our data will be of help to many people.