An Investigation of a Way of Career Education: How is the Dream of the Best Field Experts Achieved?

진로 교육 방안 모색: 분야 최고 전문가의 꿈은 어떻게 이루어지는가?

  • Song, Kwang-Han (Dept. of Secondary Special Education, Wonkwang University)
  • 송광한 (원광대학교 중등특수교육과)
  • Received : 2017.11.13
  • Accepted : 2018.01.20
  • Published : 2018.01.28


This paper was carried out to provide basic data for career search of the free school system. Putting the goal of career education into cultivating expertise, the review was made on the results of the previous studies on the requirements of professional practice. However, As the controversy over the requirements of professional practice has not been solved, so the core elements related to expert performance were examined as a whole through a fundamental cognitive mechanism from which diverse human cognitive characteristics appear. The results show that expert domains consists of content and representation that can exist in an integrated to a great variety of combinations between the two or independent manner, and each domain or field expert performance require different levels of the elements such as intelligence, internal thinking, curiosity (motivation), and obsession (task commitment); and the birth of 1% experts in a domain or field is determined by the obsession. Based on the results, this paper discusses issues related to professionalism and provides a concrete approach to career search during the free semester.


expertise;requirements of expert performance;talent;free semester;career education;convergence education


Supported by : Wonkwang University


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