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Korean Journal of General Education 2020;14(5):137-148.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.46392/kjge.2020.14.5.137    Published online October 31, 2020.
A Case Study on the Operation of Artificial Intelligence in a Liberal Arts Mandatory Curriculum
Eun-Sill Jang
Collaboration Professor (SW), Hanyang University ERICA
인공지능 교양필수 교육과정의 운영 사례 연구
장은실
한양대학교 ERICA SW교육전담교수
Correspondence:  Eun-Sill Jang,
Email: janges@hanyang.ac.kr
Received: 20 September 2020   • Revised: 20 October 2020   • Accepted: 22 October 2020
Abstract
The nations of the world are now accelerating their development of core technologies needed in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to strengthen their national competitiveness. Since technology involving artificial intelligence is an important element among these emerging technologies, the necessity of artificial intelligence education (AI) is emphasized in elementary, middle school, high school, and university. For effective AI education in Korea, a standard model of the curriculum has been developed, and the system is being further established. In particular, since AI education at universities directly affects the sort of talent training needed more and more in society, AI subjects are mandatory within the curriculum for various majors. Moreover, AI related departments, AI graduate schools, and AI centers are being actively established. In addition, the need to operate basic AI subjects for students not majoring in AI education is emerging in order to fuse AI subjects with those of other fields.
Therefore, in this research we organized the required subjects for AI studies, operated the curriculum for all new students of science and engineering at A University, and based on the basic materials obtained through our questionnaire, we analyzed the satisfaction and difficulty suitability of the AI educational content. We learned that this sort of content is regarded as necessary in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and in addition to receiving positive feedback concerning the study of AI, we also learned that there is a need for educators to adjust the level of the material to better facilitate learning. The results of this study will serve as basic reference material for the design and operation of basic education classes in AI, as well as a case study that operated required subjects for AI education.
Key Words: Artificial Intelligence Basic Education of Non-majors Students, Artificial Intelligence Basic Education for Science and Engineering, Artificial Intelligence Basic Education, Mandatory Liberal Arts Education of Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence Liberal Arts Education, Artificial Intelligence Basic Education Curriculum


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