College Makes the Most of Study-While-Working System

Pyongyang College of Technology is an institution of learning based on the study-while-work system.

Employees of different factories including the Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill learn textile, chemical, electrical, mechanical and computer engineering and industrial administration at the college.

“We continue to innovate teaching methods while further making teaching contents practical to meet characteristics where field workers are educated,” said Kim Kwan Guk, deputy rector of the college.

The college made 6,472 teaching plans in 107 subjects practical, comprehensive and up-to-date a step higher by innovating education contents in recent three years after rationally determining the academic level and width of basic subjects.

It also adopts teaching methods by applying a variety of educational science and technology including VR and AR technologies.

In the course of this, the mechanical engineering teaching method using the VR technology was generalized among colleges throughout the country involving the study-while-you-work educational system as it increased the cognition rate of students to over 98 percent and further improved their practical abilities.

“We attach importance to making students scientifically acquire the knowledge accumulated through experience in line with the teaching of students working on the spot. Since students with rich experience raise many unexpected problems, we put big efforts into the preparations for lectures,” said lecturer Mun Ye Gyong.

Amid fierce competition to create new teaching methods between teachers, between departments and between courses, over 30 lecturers received the certificate of registration of new teaching method and more than 3,700 e-teaching plans and hundreds of multimedia presentations were manufactured in the recent three years.

Kim Kwan Guk said that students have taken an active part in scientific research so as to closely combine education with scientific research and practical activities, adding that the certificate of registration of sci-tech achievements, the certificate of new technology introduction and the certificate of original plans were conferred on many students.

The college, in which 80 percent of its lecturers are academic degree or title holders, is striving to make new innovations and steady advance.

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