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... the country. They follow the text book in each lesson. There is a Curriculum and Pedagogy LT here at the school and my question is what do they do exactly? My thought is that they monitor that teachers are using the text books correctly?!
Hyeonwoo warns me this morning that this week will be stressful and she will be working from 7am until late each evening because she has been put in charge of organising two days of Professional Development ...
... at the Hyatt Regency just outside the airport so it was about an hour into the city so we decided just to freshen up and have a walk around the Hyatt.
We found a little bar and had a drink before dinner, then went into the restaurant for an incredible smorgasbord of every cuisine you can imagine. Warrick and I decided that while in Korea we should eat Korean so we did; marinated Ray, Pork neck stew, spicy ...
... the last time I'd stopped by back in April. Unfortunately, the strawberry waffles were seasonal, so we had to make due with a mixed fruit waffle topped with frozen strawberries.
When we finished snacking, we hopped back on the subway and headed over to City Hall station to check-out the changing of the guard at Deoksugung Palace. I thought we would arrive too late for the 2pm ceremony and have to mill around the area until the next rotation, but in fact we arrived just ...
... new dynasty. The original shrine was destroyed during the first Japanese invasion in 1592 (it would seem that most of Seoul was destroyed at this time). The existing shrine was rebuilt in 1608, with the facilities extended as more deceased kings and queens were enshrined.
To get to the shrine entrance we passed a little park where dozens of male pensioners were sitting about playing what looked like Chinese chess and another ...
... with singing and dancing, the children particularly loved the wiggles, hokey-pokey and jingley gangley scarecrow. Hours were also spent learning;
- Yutnori: throwing 4 semi-circle shaped objects and depending on how they land you get points to move your piece on a board
- Tuho: throwing sicks into a bucket (much harder than it sounds)
- Jegichangi: hackie- sack with bright coloured tinsel balls
Pete was feeling better on the ...