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EDUC221

CURRICULUM THEORIES

Introduction to the theories and practices of curriculum development, with attention to planning, execution, and evaluation in primary and secondary school situations.

 

EDUC313

EDUCATION FOR REUNIFICATION

This course is designed to debate the problems regarding the national reunification. Students in this course will be guided to study the realistic and rational reunification methods.

 

EDUC350

TEACHER EDUCATION

The history of teaching profession, the duties of teachers, and the social status and rights will be looked at as the tasks of Korean teachers are discussed. 

 

EDUC392

INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION OF WOMEN

This course is designed to explore general problems and gender discrimination issues in the area of women education. This course proposes alternative ways for women education as suggested in the related discipline, such as education, sociology, and philosophy et al.

 

EDUC472

LEARNING AND COGNITION

This course deals with the concepts and principles of human learning and cognitive processes, and the applicability of these elements in designing educational environment.

 

EDUC491

CORPORATE EDUCATION

This course is designed to help students prepare their career as educational specialists in business settings and to help them understand the current issues of corporate education through case studies of corporate educations implemented in Korea and other countries.

 

EDUC261

HUMAN RELATIONS IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS

This course is designed to teach the interpersonal skills that are important to improving teacher-student relationships in educational settings.

 

EDUC230

INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

This course will introduce the concepts, areas, and methods of education for exceptional children. This course provides the comparison between the growth of normal children and the development of latent, psychological characteristics of the students with disabilities and gifted and talented.

 

EDUC353

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING

This course introduces students to general processes of development and learning. Students will examine personal, family-related, and environmental factors that influence individuals' physical, intellectual, and socio-emotional growths throughout the lifespan.

 

EDUC356

PERSONALITY, MOTIVATION, AND EMOTION

This course surveys major theories of personality from psychoanalytic and psychodynamic, social and developmental, humanistic, and cognitive and behavioral perspectives.

 

EDUC161

PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

The modern theories of education, the relationship between culture and education, and the significance of moral and religious education will be discussed.

 

EDUC331

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

This course introduces the concepts and theories of educational administration, examines the organization and operation of both central and local educational system, and analyzes various issues of educational administration.

 

EDUC395

EDUCATIONAL INDUSTRY

Profit-oriented educational industry and consulting businesses at home and abroad will be studied. Students will study theories and practices for starting and running a business in education. Students are required to analyze the current management condition after visiting companies in education.

 

EDUC476

CREATIVITY AND EDUCATION

The course's purpose is to promote and improve students’ understanding of creativity and its many applications. They will study developing, exchanging, and disseminating resources for understanding and applying creativity to empower people, transform knowledge, and enhance the quality of life.

 

EDUC397

EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION

This course makes students understand the operations and the principles of educational organizations and explore their new directions for the future.

 

EDUC497

EDUCATIONAL POLITICS

This course is designed to understand conflicts among a variety of educational stakeholders from the perspective of the political science and to seek resolutions.

 

EDUC403

HIGHER EDUCATION

This course provides the concepts and characteristics of higher education. Based on the understanding of historical development in higher education, the current problems in higher education will be diagnosed and the future directions will be discussed.

 

EDUC282

PROGRAM PLANNING FOR LIFELONG LEARNERS

Research and practices to develop educational/training programs for adults in a variety of organizational settings will be examined. Particular focus will be on identifying the needs, establishing objectives, designing learning contents, and evaluating programs in the field of adult education and HRD.

 

EDUC308

MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHING METHODS

The course will cover theories of planning, practice and evaluation of industrial education, with the emphasis on human resource development.

 

EDUC310

THINKING AND WRITING IN EDUCATION

This course provides training for critical thinking and logical writing in the area of education.

 

EDUC241

INTRODUCTION TO LIFELONG EDUCATION

This course is designed to explain the needs and basic directions of continuing education at home, at school, and at the society level with respect to lifelong education.

 

EDUC163

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

This course will cover theories and research findings relevant to education with respect to growth and development, learning, intelligence, personality, and the school and society as a social system.

 

EDUC396

LIFELONG EDUCATION MANAGEMENT

This course is designed to explore the practices of education, which are implemented at all levels of individual’s life, and to improve students’ understanding on the general operating principles of program design, marketing, practice, and evaluation of educational programs.

 

EDUC460

GREAT EDUCATIONAL THINKERS

Extended study of the major educational ideas and the sponsors that appeared in education will be covered.

 

EDUC478

COMPUTER-BASED INSTRUCTION

The course is to learn skills for the development of a courseware. Students will design, develop, implement, and evaluate their own courseware during the course.

 

EDUC404

HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE WORLD

This course introduces the history and the system of higher education in several developed countries and discusses their implications for improving higher education in Korea.

 

EDUC454

STRATEGIES FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

This course focuses on designing, implementing, and evaluating instruction for students with mild disabilities in the regular education settings. An instructional adaptation model will be introduced and educational implications will be discussed.

 

EDUC354

FOUNDATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

This course will introduce the concepts, areas, and methods of education for bright children. This course provides the comparison between the growth of normal children and the development of latent, psychological characteristics of over-achievers. 

 

EDUC314

MORAL AND ETHICAL EDUCATION

This course will explore the theories of moral education and the alteration of curriculums to understand the meaning and the role of moral education.

 

EDUC393

INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION ON THE ELDERLY

This course is designed to explore the problems of educational gerontology in Korea and to propose the implications and alternative ways for educational gerontology by reviewing educational gerontology of the developed countries with respect to lifelong education.

 

EDUC473

PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

Performance assessment is important to adjust to the fast-changing environments. This course deals with the principles and the practices of performance assessment.

 

EDUC493

DISTANCE EDUCATION

This course is designed to analyze the practices of distance education, which are implemented at school, local community, and industry settings through mass communication media and education media. This course also explains the variables related to program design, procedures, and skills for distance education to explore new alternative strategies.

 

EDUC453

MOTIVATION TO LEARN

Students survey major theories of motivation, analyze research on adaptive and maladaptive motivational patterns in the classrooms, and discuss ways to improve motivation to learn.

 

EDUC362

SCHOOL COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE

This course provides a comprehensive study of the basic theories and methods of school counseling and guidance, focusing on the practices in the field of education.

 

EDUC390

EDUCATIONAL POLICY

This course investigates fundamental principles and trends of educational policy and reform as motives for institutional changes and discusses their problems and alternatives.

 

EDUC303

PRINCIPLES OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Studying overall education as a subject matter, including its theoretical and historical backgrounds, objectives, and contents.

 

EDUC160

INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION

The purpose of this course is to establish meanings assigned to education by explaining the function of education and its role in modern society, and thereby enabling students to understand the essence of education.

 

EDUC321

ELEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS

This course deals with the basic knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics and their application to educational research. In this course, students practice analyzing data using statistical programs and interpreting the statistical programs and the results.

 

EDUC370

CURRICULUM OF SECONDARY EDUCATION

This course presents ideas about the structure of secondary school curriculum. Emphasis is on the interrelationships among the disciplines of knowledge and the ways in which they can be optimally organized according to students’ academic/vocational career plans. Attention is also given to the foundations of curriculum, non-academic components of curriculum, the organization and administration of the curriculum, and the curriculum evaluation and improvement, thus providing a concrete picture of the total curriculum and the means of implementing it. 

 

EDUC394

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

This course is designed to develop students’ insight for community education with respect to the relationship between the field of education and the society by exploring ① the specialized educational politics and curriculum which is led by the characteristics and educational needs of the communities and ② the methods to enhance the relationship between the field of education and the communities.

 

EDUC363

USES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS IN SCHOOL SETTINGS

This course is designed to prepare students with the knowledge of quantitative and qualitative assessments and to test instruments related to psychological evaluation and planning for students in secondary schools.

 

EDUC483

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF INSTRUCTION

Learners design an example of instructional syllabus to teach for an hour in a secondary classroom. They will also teach at a school or in a simulated classroom.

 

EDUC492

EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT

In this course, the understanding of various theories and techniques in educational management are applied to educational practices. And by diagnosing the problems, efficient alternatives in educational management are suggested.

 

EDUC400

SEMINAR: ISSUES IN EDUCATION

Students will engage in an analysis and discussion of problems and issues in the various fields of education. Attention will be centered on the problems and issues of continuing concern.

 

EDUC281

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS IN LIFELONG EDUCATION

To acquire knowledge, skills, and methods required for planning and utilization of effective education for learners in the field of lifelong education and HRD.

 

EDUC164

HISTORY OF KOREAN EDUCATION

A survey of significant educational thoughts, systems, and individual contributions of great Korean educators.

 

EDUC200

COMPARATIVE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

The course is intended to present an array of perspectives on research in comparative education that has emerged in recent years and to provide new visions for the field. It also presents a range of orientations toward the conduct of research in the field.

 

EDUC291

JOB ETHICS

The purpose of this course is to help students understand job ethics required in today's society through ① exploring job ethics required by the various occupations ② understanding ethics needed for the job selection and job performance at the individual, society, and nation level as well as in the aspect of the lifelong education.

 

EDUC333

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

This course is intended to develop and to put into practice the education and training programs that improve the quality and the capacity of human resources.

 

EDUC372

EDUCATION AND COMPUTER

The course is to introduce the background theories, current status, future directions of the use of computers for teaching and learning. Students will also search software and hardware that are being used in educational fields so as to find ways to utilize computers for their instruction.

 

EDUC461

READINGS IN GREAT BOOKS

This course is to find the wisdom of the great thinkers and the essence of education through intensive reading and discussions on the Eastern and Western classics.

 

EDUC405

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT

This course is designed to understand any problems of school administration and to explore some alternatives for innovating the school system through its diagnosis.

 

EDUC462

LIFELONG EDUCATION IN CULTURE AND ART

To explore the fundamental theory and practice from the perspective of culture and art in order to understand and expand the lifelong learning for citizens in the era of learning society.

 

EDUC399

PRACTICUM IN LIFELONG EDUCATION

To enhance practical competency in a variety of lifelong education institutes, such as HRD center, community center, and profit and/or non-profit educational organizations through a 4-week practicum field study.

  

EDUC220

THEORIES OF LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION

A comprehensive survey of stimulus-response theories, cognitive theories, and current explanatory theories of school learning with a focus on the application of these theories to classroom instruction.

 

EDUC312

CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION

In the scope of lifelong education, this course will explore the ideal citizenship in the modern society and the educational strategies for the education of the citizens. 

 

EDUC341

INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION

This course is designed to enable students to apply basic economic principles and theories (e.g., supply and demand, investment, productivity, cost, benefit, efficiency) to the context of education. Knowledge of economics or mathematics is not a prerequisite for a comprehension of the course material, though students with background knowledge in economics or mathematics will surely have an advantage.

 

EDUC391

ADOLESCENT EDUCATION

This course is designed to explore the reality and the problems of adolescent education and propose some alternative ways to help adolescents prepare for lifelong learning.

 

EDUC410

MODERN EDUCATIONAL THOUGHTS

Studies on prominent educational thinkers of the twentieth century through representative selections of their writings.

 

EDUC490

ADULT LEARNING AND COUNSELLING

This course is designed to explain the principles, the systems, and the cases of adult education. This course will also search for the practical solutions of the problems in design, skill, and the procedure of counselling for adult learning.

 

EDUC361

KOREAN THOUGHTS AND EDUCATION

This course deals with the Korean cultural traditions (myth, language, the process of people formation etc.) and great philosophers to understand traditional Korean thought.

 

EDUC225

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

The course is to introduce concepts and theories in educational technology as a discipline to find systematic solutions for practical problems in education. Students will discuss about how the concepts and theories can be applied in various educational fields.

 

EDUC443

HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

To explore the concepts, theories, components, research, principles, and applications of human resource development in a variety of organizational settings including global context; Emphasis will be on three areas of practice and theory of HRD: employee development, career development, and organization development.

 

EDUC343

INTRODUCTION TO MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

This course is designed to equip pre-service teachers with appropriate understanding of culturally and socioeconomically different students. Attention is directed to understanding how these students differ from mainstream youth and what the implications are for effective instructional strategies in the classroom.

 

EDUC260

INFORMATION SOCIETY AND ETHICS

This course is designed to help students understand the moral consciousness needed by the new paradigm of the information society. This course will discuss the ethical problems that arise in the virtual space and in the process of information creation, distribution, and utilization.

 

EDUC251

CURRENT ISSUES IN EDUCATION

The present course is designed to introduce to students, who are preparing to become teachers, the various philosophical concepts, ideas, and issues used in education. It also aims to help students to define and clarify these concepts and ideas so that they may think clearly and critically about educational issues and problems in their practice.

 

EDUC211

HISTORY OF WORLD EDUCATION

This course is to study a history of world education. Primarily, educational ideas and institutions in Western and Asian societies are studied by historical methods. 

 

EDUC311

MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHING METHOD FOR MORAL AND ETHICAL EDUCATION

This course is designed to analyze the text of moral education. This course also provides some practical solutions for the problems in teaching program designs and teaching methodology.

 

EDUC340

SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

This course will introduce the current theories and research to enable students to understand the relationship between education and the society. Functionalism, conflict theory, the new sociology of education, educational expansion, determinants of academic achievement are some of the main topics to be discussed.

 

EDUC406

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

The course is designed to help students understand the new educational environments in the world. Students will discuss alternatives on how collaborative efforts of the nations on education can contribute to human development.

 

EDUC224

EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION

This course provides a broad overview on ways to gather, analyze, and interpret data to improve educational programs. Emphasis will be put on practical guidelines for planning, conducting and using evaluation.

 

EDUC442

CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR ADULTS

In this course, students will facilitate knowledge and competency in applying the principles and theories of career development and occupational assessment. Also, they will understand and build career development programs from the perspective of both career planning and career management in HRD and adult education settings.

 

EDUC271

CAREER COUNSELING

This course provides an opportunity for teacher trainees to gain knowledge of career counseling theories and skills and apply that knowledge to career exploration and choice of major for middle and high school students.

 

EDUC272

VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE

This course provides an opportunity for teacher trainees to gain knowledge of research on career development during childhood and adolescence and discuss various interventions possible in educational settings.