Abstract for: Case Study of K-12 program in South Korea - Applied by World Climate Focused on Environment Subject

Environment subject in K-12 curriculum is inevitable along with global concern about the environmental issue but exceptional in South Korea, stuck in the middle between the legitimacy of environment education and pressure for lessening educational burden of students, Environment subject got lost facing another official government-led amendment in education curriculum of K-12 education in South Korea that will be in act in 2018. Even under the best scenario, controversy concerning environment education leaves issues to be addressed: lack of holistic view, environment sensitivity, and hands-on activity or solution. That is the reason why we devise environment education program focused on systems thinking with World Climate. Application of this program for the middle school proves the possibility of new alternative to environment education even if there is a long way left for Environment subject to embrace systems thinking.