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SEJONG YOUTH FORUM

OVERVIEW
The Sejong Youth Forum is a brand new program launched by the Sejong Office of Education. The forum is an international platform for the young generation to address global issues and pressing challenges, and exchange views and recommend initiatives to grow as global citizens. The participants could enrich cultural diversity, empathy, and progress to the entire world through networking with global peers. In addition, they will tackle practices and take action to make our world a better and more sustainable place for everyone.

We are now in a state of crisis which is affecting every region of the world more than ever before. Extreme weather events, melting of glaciers, plastic pollution, environmental degradation, resource depletion, and so on. This year the forum sends a message of environmental advocacy and intervention titled “Our Planet Matters.” It provides the participants with a comprehensive understanding of environmental issues and sustainability.

The youths will hear from inspirational speakers and lecturers, and the delegates from partner schools will discuss and collaborate with each other to solve environmental issues in daily life. We encourage them to come up with sustainable and tangible proposals on how we can save the planet, as individuals, as groups, as customers, or as members of a community that can unite for change.

We hope that young students become more informed as active global citizens, and build friendships with each other.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more sustainable planet.

세종국제청소년포럼이란?

국제사회의 주요 문제점을 인식하고 청소년이 실천할 수 있는 과제를 공유하고 토론하도록 마련된 청소년 국제교류 행사입니다.
올해는 Our Planet Matters(소중한 우리 지구)를 테마로 세종 청소년과 해외 청소년이 지구환경 위기에 대하여 공감과 실천 학습을 경험할 수 있는 프로그램들로 구성하였습니다.
7월28일~30일, 3일동안 온라인과 오프라인으로 병행하여 진행하며, 해외 학생들은 코로나 상황으로 인하여 온라인으로만 참가합니다.
포럼 참여를 통해 지구촌 공동의 문제인 지속가능한 지구 환경보호에 공감하고, 해외 청소년들과 함께 소통하며 세종의 세계시민으로 성장하는 기회가 되길 바랍니다.
FORMAT
The forum takes place from the 28th to 30th of July 2021 as an on-line virtual event – webinar (web + seminar) as well as various online streaming, both live and recorded – to encourage audiences around the world to participate.

PARTICIPANTS
- Interested young students from different parts of the world, with basic English language competency
- Upon request, participants receive a certificate of participation if they have attended over 75% (240 minutes or 4 hours) of the whole sessions through the given links.

OBJECTIVES
Our participants in the Sejong Youth Forum will:

● Deepen their understanding of environmental issues and the impacts of plastic pollution;
● Develop global citizenship and intercultural communication skills;
● Build friendships with peers from different countries and cultures; and
● Gain hands-on experience in environmental sustainability (offline participants only)



SEJONG OFFICE OF EDUCATION

Vision
Aspiration and excellence in every student,
Innovation and prosperity in every school

Goal
Citizens who think, share, and involve
- We guide students to grow into self-confident citizens equipped with respect for others, a broad perspective, and the drive to contribute to their community.

Commitment to International Program
Schools
- Incorporate Global Citizenship Education throughout the curriculum; and
- Nurture responsible citizens who value world peace, human rights, and cultural diversity, and strive for self-actualization.
Students
- Share, interact, and empathize with others by understanding and respecting community values; and
- Grow as Change Makers who access global issues and problems, and show leadership with problem-solving skills.
Office of Education
- Function as a platform of value and care, which prioritizes academic excellence and facilitates development and growth; and
- Lead cooperative endeavors with different organizations from around the world

Direction of Education
1. Future Schooling Development – facilitates an educational environment where learners actively respond to the changes and challenges of future society.
We are committed to prepare and motivate our students for a rapidly changing world by instilling in them critical thinking, global
perspectives, and a respect for core values. Our schools prepare students for success in the 4th industrial revolution and globalized world by nurturing their competency and mindset to thrive and take on the world. By students’ succeeding today, they will be well-prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.
We are constantly evolving alongside education paradigm shifts.

2. Empowerment to every school; all the school members’ involvement and achievement
We seek to support the development of a more inclusive, adaptive, and innovative learning environment for students. Every school strives to support this environment by building a more inclusive curriculum, addressing a range of learning styles, offering a wide array of diversity efforts and programs, and by participating in the wider community.
We will have a transformative impact on society through continuous innovation in education, research, and support.

3. Reliable learning environment and equal access to education
We aim to develop well-rounded, confident and responsible individuals who aspire to achieve their full potential. We will do this by providing a welcoming, happy, safe, and supportive learning environment in which everyone is equal and all achievements are celebrated. With relevant and high-quality education, we prepare our diverse student body for any future endeavors. We honor achievement and promote pride in ourselves, in our schools, and in our community.

4. Vibrant learning engagements and life-long education in Sejong
We intend that every student should enjoy their learning, achieve their potential, and become independent life-long learners and responsible citizens ready to meet the challenges of emerging labor market. We strive to be at the center of the local community with positive and effective links to wider global communities. In partnership with families and the community, we aim to create relevant learning opportunities for students — both inside and outside the classroom — that help them develop the knowledge, global citizenship, and character necessary to succeed in a technologically advanced world.
Our active partnerships with local and global communities contribute to a sustainable common good.

■ 비전: 새로운 학교 행복한 아이들
■ 지표: 생각하는 사람 참여하는 시민
■ 정책방향: 변화하는 교육환경에서 새로운 희망을 만들어가는 세종교육은 미래교육, 혁신교육, 책임교육, 학습도시 세종을 지향합니다.
■ 청소년 국제교류 활성화를 위한 세종 교육공동체의 노력
학교는 세계시민교육(Global Citizenship Education)을 교육과정에 담아 세계평화, 인권, 문화다양성에 대해 이해하고 실천하는 책임있는 시민을 기르고,
학생은 공동체 가치에 대한 이해와 존중으로 세상과 공유·소통·공감하며, 지구촌 공동체의 문제를 나의 문제로 인식하여 주도적으로 해결하려는 의지를 지닌 사람으로 성장하도록,
교육청은 국제교육·교류의 플랫폼으로서 학교 교육과정을 우선 지원하고 유관기관과의 협업으로 학교와 학생의 변화와 성장을 지원하겠습니다.

Sejong Youth Forum 세종국제청소년포럼

Sejong Youth Forum 세종국제청소년포럼

Sejong Youth Forum 세종국제청소년포럼

Sejong Youth Forum 세종국제청소년포럼

Sejong Youth Forum 세종국제청소년포럼