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Korean Journal of General Education 2016;10(4):71-107.
Published online December 30, 2016.
Research on the Possibility of Self Improvement Through The Humanities and Arts Convergence Education Curricula
Kyong-Mi Kim
인문예술융합 교양교과목을 통한 자기계발 가능성 모색
김경미
Abstract
This study aims to research the necessity and effect of humanities and arts convergence education curricula. As an example of a case study to approach the goal above, the contents and operation method of two convergence curricula in realm of art history were be introduced and its effect was analyzed in this study. and were developed to reinforce student s cultural acceptance, which is a required virtue of a global era member. During these curricula students will have opportunities to comprehend a wide range of world views and matters of human through the works of various ages and cultures, and contemporary art as well. And they can develop a sensibility and empathy through the art works and improve critical and creative thinking skills by debating on various issues. Thus humanities and arts convergence education is a very creative model which lead students to increase the problem solving capability and helpful for self improvement too. Another perspective on the humanities and arts convergence education shows that it can also play a role as an effective academic alternative of character education. The selected works of humanities and arts containing various topics are best texts for character education. The new model proposed, hopefully, will give a new perspective of convergence education. This study will contribute to confirm the necessity and value of humanities and arts convergence education in which Korean universities are relatively less interested. In addition, through this study will help to make a further discussion for the continuing and development and vitalizations of humanities and arts convergence education.
Key Words: humanities and arts convergence education, interdisciplinary, self improvement, creativity, problem solving capability, character education


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