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The Place and Problems of Liberal Education for Engineers as Consilience Education (통섭교육으로서 공학소양교육의 위상과 과제)

  • Song, Sung-Soo
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.15 no.1
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    • pp.18-25
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    • 2012
  • This paper examines the academic basis, current status, and future directions of liberal education for engineers as consilience education. After paying attention to the lists of liberal education for engineers including history of technology, technology and society, engineering ethics, economics of technology, management of technology, and technology policy, I found the academic basis of liberal education for engineers in science and technology studies or innovation studies. And then I monitored how liberal education for engineers is managed focusing on the case of Pusan National University and introduced new attempts on liberal education for engineers in other universities in Korea. Lastly, the future directions for the development of liberal education for engineers were suggested such as the strengthening of lecturers' expertise, the reconstruction of engineering education course, and the promotion of relevant academic associations' cooperation.

Direction for the Reform of Liberal Education in Engineering in an Era of Convergence (융합시대 공학교양 교육개혁의 방향과 과제)

  • Han, Kyong-hee;Ko, Dong-hyun;Choi, Moon-hee
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.19 no.2
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    • pp.14-25
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    • 2016
  • This study deals with how liberal education in engineering could be positioned properly in an era of convergence. Disciplines of Engineering has long been focusing on engineer as a 'technical profession' and the liberal education as an accessory to major study has been left behind. Under this understanding, the topic of 'convergence' in the 21th century engineering is hardly to find its way to the establishment into engineering education. This study suggests a direction for the reform of liberal education in engineering, which is expected to overcome the distinction between professional and non-professional aligned with major education and liberal one. For the reform, introducing and developing contents and methodologies considering convergence would open the door of engineering education to interdisciplinary study and to 'open-profession'. Next, the problem solving model in education will be very effective for learners to define the problem, to utilize various knowledges and to lead to meaningful solution. Lastly, we emphasize the changing context of liberal education and it is necessary to integrate 'technology literacy' into liberal education in relation to major study.

A Study on the Organization of the Standard Liberal Arts Curriculum in Accordance with the Credit Bank System (학점은행제 교양교육과정의 편성에 관한 일고찰)

  • Gim, Chae-Chun;Park, So-Young
    • Journal of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Education
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    • v.20 no.1
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    • pp.68-77
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    • 2008
  • The purpose of this study is to examine the organization of the standard liberal arts curriculum in accordance with the academic credit bank system (ACBS). With the growth of the system, the standard curriculum of the ACBS turned out to have many problems which have to be solved for securing and maintaining the quality of the system. In an attempt to improve the standard liberal arts curriculum of the ACBS, the study analyzed the problems of standard liberal arts curriculum of the ACBS according to three criteria: the organization of subjects in the six liberal arts curriculum areas, the completion of liberal arts and the exchange subjects between majors and the liberal arts. Based on the results of the analysis, the study suggests ways to improve standard liberal arts curriculum. In the future, research needs to be conducted to explore ways to implement the proposed standard liberal arts curriculum of the ACBS in real contexts.

The character of teachers'and liberal teacher education (교사의 인성과 교양적 교사교육)

  • chung, Yun-Kyoung
    • (The)Korea Educational Review
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    • v.23 no.4
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    • pp.53-77
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    • 2017
  • This paper suggests that the meaning and the direction of character education should be understood and approached from a point of view which human formation is regarded as the essence of education. The best way of approach to the character education with this point of view could start from the teachers' character, because teachers are key actors for character formation of students. This study therefore places strong emphasis on the importance of teachers' character and suggesting liberal education, as a key solution, its aim is raising and developing the whole human being. The purpose of this study is to explore the possibility of liberal teacher education. With this purpose of study, the author argues the moral dimension of teaching and the importance of the teachers' role as a character builder in ch.II. In ch.III, the present state of teachers' character education is examined and is argued the necessity of liberal perspective for teacher education to stress the character formation of teachers. The liberal teacher education means that the teacher education is integrated into the quality of liberal education which emphasizes the whole human formation, transformation of personality and critical reflection for human formation. The ch. IV contains exploration of the possibility of liberal teacher education by discussing the compatibility between liberal education and vocational education. Furthermore, it covers how teacher education can reflect the quality of liberal education on the aim of teaching, contents and methods of teacher education concretely.

Reflection and Intention of General Physical Education in College (대학 교양체육의 성찰과 지향점 탐색)

  • Yun, Dae-Hyun;Yi, Joo-Wook
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.12 no.2
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    • pp.503-511
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    • 2014
  • Liberal education in colleges and universities embrace the concept of general education to enhance individual's morality, intelligence and identity. In consideration of physical education aim to develop cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains as a whole person education, liberal education and general physical education share the same values and objectives. Suppose physical education and liberal education shared same initial values, general physical education should take possession of the core means to achieve liberal education goals. To this end, it is necessary to inspect the actual statement of general physical education curriculum carefully, to find potential problems and prevent them in advance, and also explore future directions. In the current investigation, researchers found potential problems through identifying operation status of general physical education in 10 national universities. In addition, researcher provided future directions of general physical education in college and university including 'take possession of core means for liberal education', 'making diverse general physical education curriculum', 'move away from physical skill-centered education', 'general physical education as a whole body education' and 'increase opportunity of general physical education'.

A Study on the Efficient Management of Liberal Education for Improving Computer Literacy

  • Koo, GeumSeo;Sim, Gab-Sig
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Computer and Information
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    • v.22 no.11
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    • pp.143-149
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    • 2017
  • In this paper, we propose efficient management method of liberal education for improving computer literacy. We analyzed the actual conditions and factors affecting education and reflected the analysis results in education. The subject of the study is 'Practice Excel', and tested achievement based on computer literacy. In order to evaluate objectively, we conducted CBT(Computer Based Test) based on Computer Specialist in Spreadsheet & Database Level-2. Analysis of the questionnaire included the use of the popular statistical program, IBM SPSS 24 trial, and frequency, ANOVA, t-test, crossover analysis, and correlation. Evaluation results, An important factor influencing educational performance was active participation. It also proved to be very helpful for understanding excel functions & expression.

A Study on Learners' Needs Analysis Using Text Mining Techniques : Focusing on SNS (텍스트 마이닝 기법을 이용한 학습 수요자 요구에 관한 연구 : SNS를 중심으로)

  • Lee, Myung-Suk;Lee, Kyung-Mi;Lim, Youg-Kyu;Han, Kyung-Im;Park, Hye-Jung
    • Proceedings of the Korean Society of Computer Information Conference
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    • pp.259-261
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    • 2016
  • 본 연구는 교양교육에 대한 학습 수요자의 요구와 현재 편성되어 있는 교양교육 교과목들에 대한 차이를 알아본다. 학습 수요자의 다양한 생각들을 SNS를 통해 데이터를 수집하고, 텍스트 마이닝 기법을 이용하여 유용한 정보를 발견하고 시각화 분석을 통해 학습자의 요구를 제시한다. 분석 결과로는 학습자는 교수자와 상호작용 잘되는 수업 방식, 학습자가 참여할 수 있는 수업, 자기주도 학습을 선호하였다. 또한 교양교육 교과목 개설로서는 취업에 필요한 외국어, 자격증 취득이 가능한 과목, 실생활에 적용할 수 있는 실용적인 과목들을 요구하여 실제 균형에 맞게 개설된 교과목과는 차이를 보임을 알 수 있었다.

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An Analysis of Satisfaction with Implementation of Liberal Education at University -Focusing on H University Dase- (대학의 교양교육 운영에 대한 만족도 분석 -H대학 사례 중심으로-)

  • Kim, Yong-Ki;Ham, Joung-Hyun
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.17 no.10
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    • pp.616-623
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    • 2017
  • The purpose of this study is to examine satisfaction with liberal education at H university. In particular, the study is interested in students' and satisfaction with the courses of and , compulsory liberal studies. As a result of analysis, students were most satisfied with 'the percentage of liberal studies credits', being followed by 'the number of students per liberal studies class' and 'the systemicity of curriculum.' The survey also showed that, in and , students were highly satisfied with 'chance for communication with native faculty, improvement of ral expression skills' and 'improvement of orthography and grammar skill and so on. With regard to items whose satisfaction were low, the survey showed that there was the lack of connectivity between liberal studies and employment in 3 categories in common. Therefore, a direction toward enhancement of efficiency in connection with career center and the like was required in addition to establishing, developing and specifying employment category in liberal studies.

A research for development of liberal subjects related to Home economics in higher education curriculum (가정학 관련 교양과목 개발을 위한 기초 연구)

  • 최정임
    • Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association
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    • v.33 no.3
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    • pp.1-16
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    • 1995
  • The purposes of this study were to : (1) examine current curricula related to home economics in university liberal education curriculum, (2) identify the educational needs on fields and contents related to home economics in college-level liberal education curriculum perceived by university students and professors, (3) provide the findings to make recommendations for development of liberal subjects related to home economics in university liberal education curriculum. This study was conducted by means of the review of literatures and the questionnaire survey. the instruments for the survey was developed by the researcher, the one was for students and the other was for professors. They included items of needs about 6 fields related to home economics and 8 contents each, and there were items of reasons for needs about each fields. The samples for the analysis were 284 university students in Seoul, and 176 university professors of all over the country. The research findings were as follows : 1. There were differences between current curricula and students' needs related to home economics in university liberal education curriculum. 2. There were much more subjects related to home economics in woman's university than in co-ed. university. 3. Students needed such fields as follows : (1) maintenance of individual and family relation, (2) human development, (3) home management and consumer education 4. The reason why students needed the subjects was that they could be helpful to solve the problems of everyday life. 5. The reason why professors needed the subjects was that they could be useful to prepare for the future of every student.

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Liberal arts curricula for the 3-year emergency medical technology course: A comparative study (국내 3년제 응급구조과의 교양교육과정 분석)

  • Kang, Hyun-Hee;Kim, Hyo-Sik
    • The Korean Journal of Emergency Medical Services
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    • v.18 no.2
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    • pp.73-94
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    • 2014
  • Purpose: This study aims to provide suggestions for improving the liberal arts curriculum for the 3-year emergency medical technology course by conducting a comparative research on the liberal arts curricula across 10 colleges. Methods: Various aspects of liberal arts subjects, such as basic directions set out by the curriculum, credit scores, and distribution, were studied. Results: Of the 10 colleges, 9 did not stated purpose of liberal arts education. All 10 offered courses including foreign language, computer, and self-management, however each subjects did not have reflections of course visions. Findings revealed the credit score ratio of liberal arts subjects to be relatively lower than the major subjects. Students had limited opportunity to choose liberal arts subjects, with only a small proportion of the course available for elective subjects. Most liberal arts subjects were completed in the first year. Subjects' experience was not expanded and deepened gradually. Subject choices often overlapped, with limited variety of available subjects. Conclusion: For competent emergency medical technicians, the 3-year emergency medical technology course should improve the quality of its liberal arts offerings. The study of liberal arts provides the opportunity to develop broad perspectives and mature attitudes.