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Korean Journal of General Education 2020;14(5):11-23.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.46392/kjge.2020.14.5.11    Published online October 31, 2020.
A Study on the Unfolding Aspect and Development Plan of Writing Education at Major Universities in Korea
Hyeon Jeong Kim
Assistant Professor, Sunchon National University
국내 주요 대학 글쓰기 교육의 전개 양상과 발전 방향
김현정
순천대학교 조교수
Correspondence:  Hyeon Jeong Kim,
Email: hjkim@scnu.ac.kr
Received: 20 September 2020   • Revised: 20 October 2020   • Accepted: 22 October 2020
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the unfolding aspect of writing education over the past 20 years at major universities in Korea, and to present further development plans for university writing education. To this end, the study divided the period between 2000 and 2005, 2006 to 2015, and 2016 to 2020, and examined the characteristics of the development of writing education at major universities in Korea for each of those periods.
According to the findings, the following characteristics were learned: from 2000 to 2005, the necessity of writing education was introduced in domestic universities. Around 2005, this necessity spread to universities nationwide, and from 2010 to 2015, a dedicated organization for general education was established in accordance with the university’s internal and external demands to strengthen the quality management of general education. Since 2016, university writing education has emerged as a type of education for enhancing core competencies, while education goals and the contents of that education have become more diversified.
In light of these findings, this study suggested two ways to improve domestic university writing education. First, it is necessary to establish a connection between the curriculum aimed at improving communication capacity and thinking ability among the students. Second, it is necessary to prepare a system to strengthen the professionalism and educational competencies of writing instructors.
Key Words: university writing, writing education, writing as a general education, development plans for writing education


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