S-Space College of Education (사범대학) Center for Educational Research (교육종합연구원) SNU Journal of Education Research SNU Journal of Education Research vol.08 (1998)
"LEARNING PERSPECTIVE" in the Asian Viewpoint
- Kim, Shinil
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 교육종합연구원
- SNU Journal of Education Research, Vol.8, pp. 1-22
- One of the momentous tasks in education is to take up the challenge having been brought about by the changing of the times. Some contend that it is the beginning of the postmodern age, meanwhile, others like Habermas insist that we are still living in the modern age though it is changing. Almost everyone agrees that the present time in history is a critically transitional period, whether it is postmodern or not. Therefore we have to examine the relevance of current educational philosophies and systems in view of the transition of the times. In this paper, I would like to propose that we can begin by examining the roots of present educational philosophy and the system. In other words, we can attempt to probe, from the foundational basis, modern educational perspectives and philosophies which have justified the existence of the modern educational system. Examining the foundational basis of modern education entails reconsideration of the prevailing concept of education and contains re-conceptualization of education. This attempt to re-conceptualize education accompanies reexamined views of what it means to be a human being and what society is about.