Having been delayed two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad project is in its third week of travel study in South Korea.
Jenelle Reeves, professor of teaching, learning and teacher education, was awarded the grant in 2019 for the project, “Education Fever: Lessons for Nebraskan K-12 Teachers in Korea’s Education System,” and the travel study portion of the trip started June 10 and continues through July 8.
The group of 12 elementary and secondary teachers is studying Korean language, education, and culture. Two weeks of language study in Seoul are followed by two weeks of educational site visits around Kangwon Province, South Korea. Working with partner university, Chuncheon National University of Education, Reeves and the teachers are engaging with Korean counterparts to promote global education and share ideas on curriculum and pedagogy.
The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Fulbright Hays Office. Upon their return, the participants will implement Korean studies lessons in their K-12 classrooms throughout fall semester.