An Evaluation Study of the Applicability of Visual Design Curriculum in Domestic Vocational Training Institutes
The contemporary society faces a change from an industry-based society to a knowledge-based society. Accordingly, the education field makes efforts to train practical experts who can effectively perform the actual tasks in the industrial field, flexibly adapting themselves to the society. And yet, vocational training institutes are not able to establish a direction of the operation of a new curriculum corresponding to this. Thus, this study would investigate the visual design curriculum of vocational training institutes that aim at practice-centered vocational training and the training of excellent young employees under this condition. As a result of the study, first, it is noted that it is important to have experience with various computer software and design skills in the actual tasks. In addition, it seems that it is necessary to develop subjects in which students who prepare employment can receive the education of application, analysis and planning so that they can exhibit the planning ability in the actual field. Second, it seems that it is necessary to increase the added value of design in terms of marketing when the students perform the actual tasks. In addition, it is necessary to provide practical education of the overall design process, including the understanding, construction, and management of marketing the brand at the point in time, when brand design emerges as an important issue. Third, in order to develop the students’ ability to find and solve problems themselves in performing the actual tasks, which is the most necessary capability in the age of the fourth industrial revolution and to develop the ability to solve problem situations creatively and logically, it is necessary to develop a problem-solving subject in which they can do the industrial field-centered thinking, instead of the conventional teaching by rote for problem-solving. Fourth, it seems that it is necessary to set up realistic, practical subjects that can cultivate and enhance the students’ abilities to produce competitive portfolios in which they can show their design capability and talent, deliver their own ideas well, solve problems in the communication process and persuade others well in the process of getting a job in the design field. Fifth, 차정운 l 국내 직업전문학교 시각디자인 교육과정 실무적용성 평가연구 309 today, the importance of foreign language proficiency is emphasized than ever before, so it seems that it is necessary also for the vocational training institutes to set up customized subjects for the enrolling students according to their schedule and level. Sixth, for design education based on new technologies, it is necessary to set up practical subjects to train professionals that can utilize the new technologies, making use of the practical curriculum that takes up more than 70%. Seventh, it seems that it is necessary to maintain a close relationship with the industrial fields to make subjects for employment in the design field consistent with opinions in the field and provide subjects for practical experiences, such as the hands-on worker’s feedback and the operation of a collaborative project.