The Economic Information and Education Center’s goal is to disseminate economic policy information and to upgrade public economic knowledge. The center creates and delivers content on economic and public policy issues via traditional publications and the web for policymakers, the media, and the general public. It also develops and delivers educational content and curriculum for students and educators.
The EIEC has executed a number of economics education projects including: Economics Education for Social Studies at Middle and High Schools and Non-Social Studies Teachers at Elementary, Middle and High Schools, Economy Class for the Youth, operation of Economics Education Website, Economics Education for Central and Local Government Officials, Economics Classroom for Civil Society, and Economics Education Using Media.
In order to embed ‘Project-based Learning (PBL)’ principles into the free semester system scheduled to be executed in a full swing at middle schools in Korea, the EIEC conducted a pilot project for PBL-based economics education at two middle schools in Sejong-si.
The EIEC’s public and experts’ opinion survey was on pending economic issues and policies such as economic policy direction, real estates, start-ups and the services industry, which provided fundamental information to the formulation and implementation of government policies.
The KDI has taken on the role of economics textbook authority since 2012 which was transferred from the Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation (KICE) in order to upgrade the profession and credibility of authorization.