South Korea 2018

EUROGEO is delighted to announce a visit of European Geography teachers and educators to South Korea will take place from 22-27 October 2018.  

A number of expenses-paid places are available for Geography teachers, teacher trainers and educators in Europe to participate.

Innovative and enthusiastic Geography teachers and teacher educators based in Europe are invited to apply to participate in the first European exchange visit to South Korea. The visit is being organised in conjunction with the Northeast Asian History Foundation.

All participants will be expected:
i) to present aspects of their teaching in a conference, to be held jointly with Korean teachers
ii) help in future years to  recruit innovative, engaged and enthusiastic teachers and teacher educators to participate in follow up visits and
iii) to present the outcomes of their experiences (lesson plans, resources, teaching materials etc.) online via the EUROGEO Web site
iv) present how South Korea is depicted in textbooks or school atlases of their countries in comparison with other Asian countries such as Japan or China, any other topics on “Korea and geographic education” in European countries
v) explore and present issues concerning geographical naming for instance, dealing with geographical names in Geography classes in European countries or case studies on geographical naming issues between European countries
iv) to be a member of the association at the time of the visit.


Draft programme (details unconfirmed)

depart 21 October – arrive Seoul 22 October

22 October – settle in – local exploration on own – meet for dinner

23 October – Seoul city –  tour of  palaces / markets / temples
Changdeokgung palace, Dokdo museum, Tangent Hyundai, Bukchon Hanok Village, Namdaemum market – also exploration on own

25 October – all day – conference with Korean teachers

25 October – am DMZ / Panmunjeom
pm Hangang river boat trip or exploration on own

26 October
Either – one day visit outside Seoul – possible options – Guinsa temple stay? Andong Folk Museum? Jeonju Hanok Maeul
Or – am Minsok village Korean folk village Yongin city            pm  either: Seoul Skypark / Olympic legacy or else challenges of transport in Seoul

27 October – departure

The costs of economy flights, accommodation and subsistence will be covered for participants by the Northeast Asian History Foundation.

Applications are competitive and are based on the completion of the application form – deadline for form completion is July 1 2018, successful applicants will be notified by July 31 2018.