Society / Culture
Kwangbok Primary School
Kwangbok Primary School in Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang, is one of the leading schools in both pupils’ attainment and teachers’ competency. The school sees the way to improve teachers’ ability in frequent holding of demonstrations such as those of drawing up intelligence-improving teaching plans and the heuristic method of teaching. This has helped make a great stride in establishing a good teaching system.
On one occasion they decided to give a demonstration of a class based on information. The information-based teaching had been dynamically pushed in the field of education. According to it the school invited teaching instructors of the Pyongyang Municipal Centre for Teachers’ Refresher Courses first to give a short-term course on information-based lessons. The course on an education-support program of a Korean style bolstered up the teachers’ enthusiasm. The information-based education requires building of huge database, framing of e-teaching plan and developing of multimedia. The teachers of the school launched such a big project. After classes they buckled down to the preparation of multimedia and e-teaching plans. Pooling their efforts and wisdom they worked day in and day out. At last they established a computer-based teaching system and gave a municipal demonstration lesson. The attendants expressed their admiration for the database which contains all necessary data needed for primary school education, e-teaching plan, education management system which provides real-time monitoring of lessons in every classroom and two-way question-and-answer system.
After all, the school made a big step in establishing an IT process while the teachers improved their qualifications remarkably. The pupils got more interested in lessons and their cognition rose much higher. In December last year the school came first again in the municipal survey of performance of leading schools in Pyongyang. All the teachers who have a career of over three years retain the certificate of the October 8 Model Teacher. Hong Chung Song, graduate of the school, won three gold medals in succession in an international maths Olympiad in 2011, 2012 and 2013. This year all the pupils passed entrance examinations at central and municipal middle schools like Pyongyang Middle School No. 1, Pyongyang Foreign Languages School, Kumsong School and the computer prodigy training course of Kumsong Middle School No. 1.