On Saturday, November 12, Ulsan City's English Newspaper Press Corps (Nanchang High School) conducted an interview with Ulsan Superintendent of Education, the late Noh Ok-hee.
During the interview, the late Superintendent of Education Noh Ok-hee said that the current education should be changed, referring to project classes that can enhance "self-directed competency and problem-solving skills", as well as the "ability to cooperate". In addition, referring to the student participation budget system, she said, "We should run the school with the opinions of students in mind. Although students may use the budget in the wrong place, it can be supplemented through a series of processes, and students can develop their autonomy through mistakes or failures." She added, "It is most important for students to have their own ideas." Finally, she commented, "Many activities that students don't seem to be able to do, can be led by students through discussions and meetings," adding, "These discussions will require teachers' efforts to prevent creating a student-led situation."
Throughout the interview, the late superintendent Noh Ok-hee emphasized activities to promote students' self-directed and self-governing skills. We got a glimpse of the efforts of the late superintendent Noh Ok-hee to change contemporary Korean teenagers, who are said to be unable to make their own decisions, rely too often on others, and struggle to express their position clearly.
A student in Ulsan said, "We hope that various policies and plans of the late superintendent Noh Ok-hee will continue to be worked on."