The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology announced Sunday it would set up two new secondary schools, in Incheon and Sejong City, offering cross-disciplinary education.
The schools for the first time in Korea will offer students cross-disciplinary education opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. There will be no grade ranges for students, but they are required a certain number of course credits for graduation, the ministry said.
The addition of the two schools is part of the ministry’s new “STEAM” project, which aims to include multidisciplinary curriculums to foster creativity.
The first STEAM school will open in March 2015 in Sejong City, South Chungcheong Province, where the ministry and number of central administrative organizations are to be relocated. The second “cross-disciplinary” school will open in 2016 in Incheon, the ministry said.
By Oh Kyu-wook (firstname.lastname@example.org