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A Study on Limitations and Possibilities of Convergence Education in Engineering (이공계 대학 융합 교육의 한계와 가능성 탐색)

  • Huh, Jisuk
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.22 no.2
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    • pp.46-54
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    • 2019
  • The purpose of this study is to discuss the current status and limitations of convergence education in universities and to explore new possibilities of engineering convergence education by analyzing characteristics and cases of self - design semesters as convergence education. As a result of this study, it was found that the education for fostering convergence ability is insufficient for the viewpoint of education. The types of convergence education could be classified into three categories. However, the concept and paradigm of convergence education has not been established precisely because it is made in a 'top-down' manner by the government. In addition, there was a limit of the lack of a foundation to operate the convergence education. However, A university's self-design semester, it shows the possibility of cultivating the overall convergence ability by giving autonomy and subjectivity to learners and through the acquisition of contextual knowledge and the ability of collaboration.

Case Study and Needs Analysis on Convergence Education in Engineering Colleges (공과대학 융합교육에 대한 사례조사 및 요구분석)

  • Jin, Sung-Hee;Shin, Soobong
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.16 no.6
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    • pp.29-37
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    • 2013
  • The necessity of convergence education is more emphasized based on the education policy for fostering creative men of talent. Inside universities, however, programs for training talented individuals are still at primary stage. Universities understanding the importance of convergence education and thus founding some major fields of convergence studies have experienced hosts of troubles. The paper discusses the necessary plans of supports from the government and the university to activate the convergence education in accord with the social demands. Twenty-eight professors in engineering colleges participated in the survey for reviewing the required factors for the convergence education. In addition, structured interviews were carried out with three specialists working in industry and academic area of convergence technology. The study could suggest the following activation plans based on the government supports: (1) establishing a support center of convergence education, (2) founding a major field of convergence, (3) developing curriculums and curriculum subjects, and (4) hosting related conferences and forums. Also, the study could suggest the following activation plans based on the university supports: (1) developing special programs on convergence education in accord with the industrial demands, (2) revising regulations and administrative systems more flexible for the convergence education, and (3) providing incentives to the participants in the convergence education.

A Study on Natural Sciences and Engineering's Convergence Education Model for Cultivating Creative Capability (창의교육활성화를 위한 이공계융합교육모델 연구)

  • Lee, Yang-Weon
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.15 no.6
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    • pp.92-97
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    • 2012
  • This paper deals with the model of natural sciences and engineering's convergence education. Recently, convergence education's necessary is needed since the most of new products are designed and produced based on the convergence technology. But our country's education system is keeping existing education process. This make industrial world undurable to employ the current graduated students. Also in view of educational world, they have no proper convergence education model for their students. In this paper, to solve the non-existing convergence education model, we derive the a few convergence education model and list up their model each. This result will be helpful for the introducer of the convergence education system.

Development and Effect of Education Program for Enhancing Convergence Competence of Undergraduate Engineering Students (공학전공 학생들의 융합역량 증진을 위한 교육프로그램 개발 및 효과)

  • Jin, Sung-Hee;Kim, Jae Hee
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.20 no.6
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    • pp.12-21
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    • 2017
  • The purpose of this study is to develop an educational program to enhance convergence competence of undergraduate engineering students and analyze its educational effects. Prior to the development of the convergence education program for engineering students, 13 experts in engineering education field surveyed the needs of the convergence education program and 829 students from four engineering colleges in the Seoul metropolitan area, Chungcheong area and Honam area were assessed for the level of convergence competency. The educational program was developed based on the needs analysis and the program consisted of four major themes: convergence lecture, convergence competence, convergence practice, and convergence vision. The validity of the program was confirmed through the two expert validation tests. A total of 40 students participated in the selection of 10 students from each of the four universities. As a result of pre-post comparison of students' convergence competencies, the average of all competencies increased, and it was found that there were statistically significant differences in convergence mindset, differentiation mind, commitment, communication, and social value competence. Implications for the improvement of education programs and convergence education were suggested.

Industrial Needs Investigation on Technological Convergence Education: Focused on the Field of Nano-tech, Bio-tech, Robot, and Design (융합기술교육에 대한 산업체 수요조사 : 나노, 바이오, 로봇, 디자인 분야를 중심으로)

  • Jin, Sung-Hee
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.20 no.1
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    • pp.18-27
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    • 2017
  • This study aims to investigate industry needs for convergence education in the field of nano-technology, bio-technology, robot, and design. Firstly, the area of convergence technology in nano-tech, bio-tech, robot, and design fields was examined through the literature review and case study. The areas were validated by the experts review who consisted of four industry experts and four professors in the relevant fields. Second, a questionnaire was developed for investigating industry's needs on convergence education. The questionnaire consisted of three parts: 1) awareness of necessity for convergence education, 2) the needs for convergence new technology education from the perspective of industry, and 3) opinions on convergence education. The questionnaire was validated by three engineering education experts. Third, the survey was conducted in cooperation with the Sector Council of Industrial Resources. A total of 400 respondents responded to the questionnaires: 98 in the nano-technology field, 74 in the design field, 58 in the robotics field, and 170 in the bio-technology field. Fourth the industry needs for convergence education were analyzed and implications were suggested. The results of this study are expected to provide a guideline for developing convergence education programs in higher education.

Discussions on The Directions of Research and Development Tasks for Convergence Gifted Education (융합영재교육의 발전 과제와 연구 방향에 대한 논의)

  • Maeng, Hee-Ju
    • Journal of Gifted/Talented Education
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    • v.23 no.6
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    • pp.981-1001
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    • 2013
  • Many studies on convergence education have been done in the field of gifted education to meet the social needs for people of convergence talent and to adjust our education system to the paradigm shift. However, the number of studies on convergence gifted education is not sufficient enough and most of them are mainly on science and art. So, this study reviews the previous studies on gifted education involving convergence, and discusses the pressing issues to address for the development of convergence gifted education in korea. Also, the direction of the further research is introduced. There is an agreement that the definition of the convergence gifted and convergence gifted education needs to be clarified, and further researches have to be conducted to establish a basis for defining integrated thinking ability. Furthermore, it is suggested that the contents for convergence gifted education should be developed accommodating individual differences, and a theory-based approach to creating convergence gifted education programs is proposed. On top of that, the needs for the studies on how to strengthen the educational capability of the teachers are discussed.

Directions of Convergence Technology Education related to New Industry Field through Analysis of Industrial Needs (산업체 요구분석을 통한 신산업 융합기술교육의 방향)

  • Jin, Sung-Hee
    • Journal of the Korea Convergence Society
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    • v.10 no.8
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    • pp.105-113
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    • 2019
  • Convergence education, which is operated by many engineering colleges, is mainly led by government-led projects. Convergence majors are established in consideration of the research field of the university professors rather than systematically analyzing the needs of the industry. The purpose of this study is to present the directions of convergence technology education related to new industry fields by analyzing industry needs. Participants were 299 industrial workers in various fields. Instrument consisted of three parts: necessity for convergence education, demand for convergence new technology education from industry perspective, and opinions about undergraduate convergence education. As a result, it was found that the level of awareness of industry needs for fusion technology education was high, and it was confirmed that there is a high demand for IoT convergence, bio-health, advanced new material, and renewable energy fields among convergence technology fields. In addition, the results of the industry demand for convergence new technology education were presented. The suggestions for expectations, problems, and improvements in undergraduate education were presented and implications for convergence technology education were discussed based on the results of the study.

A Study of Convergence Education Type for the College of Engineering (공과대학 융합교육 형태 연구)

  • Kim, Yeon-hee;Byun, Ho-seung;Hong, Chol-Ho;Han, Jeong-su
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.19 no.4
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    • pp.60-71
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    • 2016
  • Due to the development of science and technology, diversity of fusion technologies has become a major concern. Especially the application of the convergence education became necessary in the curriculum of engineering department. The purpose of this paper is to extract characteristics of convergence education among engineering majors and to present a model of applicable convergence education. The researchers collected studies of past 15 years in domestic and international journals in related themes. Academic research information systems, DBpia, e-article, Academic Search Complete were used for keyword searches. 43 Korean papers and 25 international papers were analyzed for the study. The results showed that the convergence education models for college of engineering can be classified into the three types: the cooperative convergence, multidisciplinary convergence, and transdisciplinary convergence. Based on the results, a convergence education model is suggested for the schools of engineering in Korea.

The Effect of Convergence Education based on Reading and Robot SW Education for Improving Computational Thinking (컴퓨팅 사고력 향상을 위한 독서와 로봇SW교육 기반 융합교육의 효과)

  • Jun, Soojin
    • Journal of Industrial Convergence
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    • v.18 no.1
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    • pp.53-58
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    • 2020
  • The 2015 revised curriculum aims to cultivate creative convergence talent. In this regard, SW education needs to study various convergence education methods to enhance computational thinking. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effects of SW convergence education centered on reading education and robot utilization education to improve computing thinking ability. For this purpose, SW education teaching and learning was designed by combining SW education using card coding-based robots with reading education based on interactive works and reading on the whole work. As a result, the convergence education between reading and SW improved all three areas of the concept, practice, and perspective of computational thinking ability and increased the learner's satisfaction.