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Korean Journal of General Education 2015;9(4):73-109.
Published online December 30, 2015.
Analysis of the Case Courses and Suggestions for the Career Education In Korea
Chun-gi Min
대학 교양교육에서 진로교육의 방향
The current article aims at analysing the process and the results from a pair of courses and providing some suggestions for improving the quality of the collegiate career education in Korea. The position of this article is that the Korean career education should address the needs of the society and students such as developing the key competences, implementing the continuos and progressive program. Through reviewing the previous researches, it primarily first identified that the higher-education institutions worldwide put the emphasis on the students’ development of skills and competences in the field of the career education. This study also analysed and compared the responses of course evaluation, survey, and checklist from the career education courses. As a result, the comparison showed that the students think the courses more effective than previous ones when the courses reflect the needs of the students in planning and implementing the next courses. Futhermore, the analysis of the responses revealed that the career education should start at freshman stage and continue to the final semester. In addition, according to the students’ opinions colleges should provide the learners with the opportunities to acquire the critical skills and competences such as thinking and communication skills, information literacy, and global sensitivity. Therefore, the Korean universities should develop career education policies which reflect the needs of the learners, offer the students continuous phased courses dealing with career education from first semester to final, and especially give the younger generation the opportunity to develop skills and competences needed for employability. In other words, the career education in the level of university should aim at learner-centered learning of key competences necessary for the job hunting beyond the career counseling and information conveying. This study can have significance in terms of an approach which evaluates the results of the case courses and presents some pedagogical suggestions. For overcoming the limit of small subjects it is recommended that further researches are conducted with the cases participating the more students than the number in this article. In that case, the Korean students can prepare for their future and work. It ist also the important role of the higher-education institutions.
Key Words: Career Education, Key Competences, Competency Learning, Basic Career Ability, Students’ Needs


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