Joey Yeon-Joo Sung

Principal Researcher, Berakain, GT Education Center
Seoul, South Korea

About Joey Yeon-Joo

Languages

English, Korean

Areas of Expertise

Gifted & Talented Education, English teaching

An idea worth spreading

Any idea that wakes up the inner giant in children, maximize their true potential, nurture undying thirst for knowledge, relentless curiosity, and promotes preserving human empathy and conscience is an idea worth spreading.

I'm passionate about

education, GT education, creating child-centered learning environment, promoting conscience, sense of responsibility, honor, passion, and true joy in teaching

Talk to me about

Everything

My TED story

I do not remember the first time I encountered it, but it was an instant fix. I have been hooked on it ever since and look for a source of inspiration from TED every day.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Joey Yeon-Joo Sung
Posted almost 3 years ago
What's one thing you wish you had learned in school?
Now aday, the textbook, at least in U.S., is becoming more diverse with its content. It spends a better portion of its content on eastern hemisphere although it still lacks a great portion of Asian, African, Latin and American history. I was told that the middle age was a dark age, and I assumed that it meant internationally, howeverm I found out that when the west was in the dark, the Islamic countries flourished in trade, science, math, and arts.It is a shame that we are not taught what they have discovered and how it influenced the rest of the world. I also believe that we lack in-depth learning when it comes to history. I think all high schools should really consider reinforcing students to take at least one elective on history each year.
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Joey Yeon-Joo Sung
Posted almost 3 years ago
What's one thing you wish you had learned in school?
I agree and disagree at the same time. I think kids should be taught not to grow a distorted image of what "sex" is, but at the same time, their lack of mental and spiritual capacity to understand sex as we, adults, do may cause an outcome we do not intend. I guess the question here is rather how and what we should talk about when it comes to sex. I think the kids should hold the key to conduct the discussion, ofcourse under some what of a adult supervision, which I think you are proposing.
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Joey Yeon-Joo Sung
Posted almost 3 years ago
What's one thing you wish you had learned in school?
I wish I learned the way or was given an opportunity to realize early on how different discplines are intertwined and interconnected by the way of life, which would have encouraged me to seek my own definition of truth in an early adolescence. For instance, I wish I knew how or became interested to analyze the human behavior in different ancient civilizations from a perspective of physics or a math equation early on. This would have made me extremely interested in trying to understand universe in the perpective of an extremely religious person and an athiest, and how it is all interconnected in how we live our daily lives. I came upon this interest after I graduated college, and what a disappointment I felt for myself. I wish I knew a little sooner.