Citizen School

한글 노토Seongbuk-gu Office and the Culture Academy at the KU Research Institute of Korean Studies (RIKS) jointly run the Citizen School to provide a humanities education that enhances participants' understanding of democratic citizenship. Diverse courses focusing on reading, discussion, writing, and practical participation are offered, and humanities education is provided to Seoul residents to help resolve inter-generational conflicts and local community problems. In this way, our institute is contributing to the popularization and spread of humanities education.

  • Target
    Elementary school students participating in the self-government committee (grades 5-6)
    Purpose
    To provide children with the opportunity to think deeply about themselves and their community
    Activities
    Humanities camp, reading camp, and writing tasks

    Future
    Citizen School

    Seeds

  • Target
    Middle and high school students participating in the self-government committee (grades 7-12)
    Purpose
    To provide adolescents with the opportunity to think deeply about themselves and their community
    Activities
    Humanities camp, discussion camp, and writing tasks

    Future
    Citizen School

    Fruits

  • Target
    Adult citizens in the district (those in their 20s-50s)
    Purpose
    To cultivate active participants in their communities
    Activities
    Lectures, discussions, practical activities, exploration, and community activities

    Community
    Citizen School

    Together

  • Target
    Senior citizens in the district (those who are 60 or older)
    Purpose
    To foster the capacity in senior citizens to share their wisdom with younger people
    Activities
    Lectures, discussions, practical activities, exploration, and community activities

    Senior Citizen
    School

    Sharing

  • 1. Education programs for both young and older residents tailored to their respective needs
  • 2. Provides opportunities for interaction and exchange among those who complete the above four courses, in order to promote their development as active citizens
  • 3. Holds study meetings for the first graduates of the Community Citizen School and Senior Citizen School
Research Institute of Korean Studies (RIKS), Korea University
145 Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Korea
Tel : 82-2-3290-1610~1613 / Fax : 82-2-926-8385