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Dept. of Earth Science Education

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1. Educational Goals

The educational goal of Earth Science Education at Chungbuk National University reflects the educational goals of Chungbuk National University and the educational goals of Chungbuk National University's College of Education and in conjunction proposes the following four educational goals.

  • Cultivating problem-based exploration skills through creative problem solving and experimental hands-on education
  • Fostering Earth Science teachers having superior majoring knowledge
  • Laying the foundation for establishing a preferred teaching type equally having personality, manners and morals.
  • Fostering the leaders of Earth Science Education who can lead the world.

History

This department was established in 1970 as the Chungbuk National University, Faculty of Education and Science Education having 3 major (Physics, Chemistry, Biology). At the time, 30 people were recruited. In 1971, 40 people were recruited and increased to 60 people in 1977. In 1978, it was reorganized as the Chungbuk National University College of Science Education, and in 1981, Earth Science major has been newly established with the recruiting personnel of 70 people. In 1989, the recruiting personnel was reduced to 35 and in 1994, it was again increased to 55 people. In 1997, the nation's first General Science Education major was newly established. In 1998, the Science Education was reorganized as the Department of Science Education and in 1999, it was the nation's first to produce the certification holders of General Science teacher. Since then, from 2009 the Department of Science Education was again separated into each department and operated as the Earth Science Education having 15 people.

Curriculum

During the 40 years of history there were many changes in the curriculum but currently some degree of standardization has been made. Majors consists of 27 subjects with 7 required courses and 20 selective courses, and among them, the teacher qualification courses consist of petrology, introductory oceanography, science and education, astronomy and experiment, geophysics, general meteorology and experiment, earth and environment, natural disaster and energy. Considering that Earth Science is an integrated study of entire earth which explores the natural phenomena happening from the inside to the crust, ocean, atmosphere and space, each of the subjects divided by grade level were configured to be systematically organized and the curriculum was classified into Earth Science Education, Astronomy, Meteorology and Oceanography, Geophysics and Geology.