Teacher Choi Young-Jae thinks that children only like going to school if they know it's going to be interesting. His aim is to make school irresistible to them. Choi's teaching techniques, in a middle-class elementary school outside of Seoul, are regarded as radical in an education system where traditionally lessons are formal and students are under pressure from a young age to perform well scholastically. However, because classes are so large, teachers have trouble catching and retaining the students' attention. To overcome this, Choi uses cartoons, magician's tricks and zany antics to attract and retain the children's attention and to drive home important points in his geometry lessons. Choi believes that fostering the children's creativity and individuality is a necessary path to retaining information. He encourages the students to keep a daily diary and their stories are often used to make the course content more personal and relevant. A co-production between NHK Japan, KBS Korea, TVO La Chaine Canada, WTTW Chicago,YLE Finland, Channel 2 Polish Television and Film Australia. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Chris Oliver (Australia) Producer: Kim Sang Keun Director: Suh Jae Suhk
Teachers of the World: The Cartoon Classroom (Korea)
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
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Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1993.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Jae Suhk, Suh, filmmaker