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 in South Korea is not only exceptional but also along with global concern about the environmental issue; but, stuck in the middle between the legitimacy of environment education and pressure for lessening educational burden of students, Environment subject got lost: facing another universal amendment in education curriculum of K-12 education in South Korea that will be in act in 2018 and waiting for breakthrough. In spite of that fate, 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.