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Korean Journal of General Education 2020;14(5):41-54.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.46392/kjge.2020.14.5.41    Published online October 31, 2020.
A Study on the Effectiveness of WTL Applied to <Inference and Argumentation>
Youngmi Ha
Assistant Professor, Busan University of Foreign Studies
<추리와 논증>에 적용한 학습연계글쓰기(WTL)의 효과성 검토
부산외국어대학교 만오교양대학 조교수
Correspondence:  Youngmi Ha,
Email: lampitd@bufs.ac.kr
Received: 20 September 2020   • Revised: 20 October 2020   • Accepted: 22 October 2020
The purpose of this study is to apply WTL, which is part of WAC, to liberal arts subjects, and to check the results. Both WAC and WTL are based on the fact that all writing is fundamentally a tool for thinking and a positive way of learning, but unlike WAC's writing, WTL does not aim at completed writing. WTL is writing as a tool to lead to in-depth and effective learning by activating students' thinking about the subject matter. Since it is a tool, it is not standardized, and various methods that can achieve learning effects can be developed for each lecture.
In order to check whether WTL performance has a positive effect on learning, WTL was applied to the class. Among the WTL implementation methods, the lecture was summarized in an informal manner, and full feedback was provided in the next class or repeated explanations were conducted. Also, personal feedback was provided as needed. The performance results were confirmed by comparing the educational effectiveness analysis of the semesters with and without the WTL, and b y comparing the grades of those with and without WTL. As a result, we were ab le to show that there was an educational effect in the semesters in which WTL was conducted, that the average grade was improved, and that the deviation decreased. In conclusion, related data show that WTL performance is helpful and improves learning effectiveness.
Key Words: writing to learn (WTL), writing across curriculum (WAC), educational effectiveness, analytical critical thinking ability, problem solving ability


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