S-Space College of Education (사범대학) Center for Educational Research (교육종합연구원) SNU Journal of Education Research SNU Journal of Education Research vol.13 (2004)
Literature and the Formation of Eco-environmental Mind
- Woo, Han Yong
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 교육종합연구원
- SNU Journal of Education Research, Vol.13, pp. 149-182
- One of the most important issues in this age is how to live
and carry on life harmonized with human being and his
environment. In this paper, I tried to find out the way in
literary education, because I think that it is the human
being itself that the main factor to bring out the
environmental issues. Without human being, any
environmental issues would have not brought out. Logically
saying, human being on the earth, they are the main
source of environmental issues.
The presupposition of this paper is that the only way to
live long together with environment, it is to change the
human mind. Through literature, especially poetic
education, we can find out the way to live long with
environment. Literature, especially poetries have great
forces to change human mind in all directions, feeling ,
emotion, reason, and moral sense.
Some Korean modem poetries are cited as examples.
Many Korean poets confzgurated environmental mind and
the readers of them moved by heart deeply. And in this
paper I considered the poetry as teaching materials and evaluated as the educational materials.
For the formation of environmental mind, we must teach the literature for the students. The reading process of literature is also the way to prepare environmental ethics for the future of human being and the earth.