South Korea : Co-creating a common purpose through Teacher-led Learning Circles

published 28 March 2023 updated 31 March 2023

The Teacher-Led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment (T3LFA) project held its first network event in South Korea on 18 and 19 February 2023. The network event provided a central place where project participants from Jeju, Kyungnam and Jeonbuk provinces could come together. This allowed for thirty teachers, six facilitators, two professors, and two Korea Teachers and Education Workers’ Union (KTU) representatives to meet face-to-face and engage in crucial knowledge exchange on the T3LFA project.

The Teacher-led Learning Circles for Formative Assessment project aims to provide teachers with tools and support to identify and establish effective teacher-led formative assessment practices that can be disseminated within and across education unions.

The first day of the network event began with a group and self-introduction due to a recognition that there was a need for everyone to get to know one another and feel at ease. The participants were then divided into groups based on their region and were given the space to talk about their commitment to the project through co-creating participation rules. This included agreeing to a shared purpose and a yearly plan for each team.

On the second day of the network event, participants gathered for a workshop session. Throughout the workshop, questions that are central to the successful realisation of the project in South Korea were discussed. These broad questions touched on how leadership can be understood and the ways in which participants might best be able to record their participation in the project as to contribute to changing national practice on formative assessment to benefits students across the country.

The participants were passionate and eager to engage in the learning circles and looked forward to continuing to contribute to improving learning outcomes through formative assessment.

Photos of the network event are available here.

Want to find out more? Continue to keep up to date with the T3LFA project in South Korea and across our six other project countries by visiting our dedicated project page.

The project is led by Education International with funding from the Jacobs Foundation.