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The Case Study on Convergence Education in Akita International University
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 14, Issue 6,  2016, pp.371-380
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2016.14.6.371
 Title & Authors
The Case Study on Convergence Education in Akita International University
Yim, Myung-Seong;
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The aim of this case research is to describe the convergence education of Akita International University. Today, competition among universities in Korea are becoming more and more intensified, its strength is expected to continue to rise. In this situation, the Akita International University provides meaningful implications for universities in Korea. Universities in Japan are at similar situation in Korea. The unique values of Akita that we identified are twofold: The first is internationalization in education. The purpose of the internationalization is for Japanese students. For exchange students, AIU provides japan studies program and japan language program. To do this, AIU forms an international community to mingle Japanese students with foreign exchange students by living and learning together. Second thing is about international liberal arts education. The focus of international liberal arts education is that students acquire comprehensive range of skills and knowledge to build the intellectual foundation for specialist study by providing a broad range of academic disciplines. In doing so, students promotes learner autonomy. Unlike specialized education, in which students acquire an in-depth knowledge of a particular field, providing international liberal arts education is to find a field in which students want to study further. The implications and conclusions are discussed.
International Liberal Arts Education;Akita International University;Liberal Arts;Convergence Education;University;
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