Modern Values of Character Education Observed through Sohak in Convergence Era

융복합시대에 『소학』을 통해 본 인성교육의 현대적 가치

  • Cha, Hyeon-ju (College of Social Sciences, SungKyunKwan University)
  • 차현주 (성균관대학교 사회과학대학)
  • Received : 2016.09.01
  • Accepted : 2016.10.20
  • Published : 2016.10.28


This research focuses on the modern social phenomenon on child education which still, heavily focuses on knowledge transfer where in the past, traditional society emphasized its focal point on character education. At this, character education plans from various angles have been performed. However, the timely request for character education is becoming more desperate in demand. Therefore, the research has contemplated on Sohak, which was the foundation of character education in Korean traditional education, and recognized necessity to review its modern values as the convergence era has approached our society. Modernization of Sohak's teachings to approach modern issue of character education in our society will hold significant value because of its creative inheritance of psychological values and culture to children from the traditional society.


Sohak;Character Education;Convergence era;Children;Knowledge education


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