This study discussed a strategy to activate dining table talk education for adolescents through Hanhwondang Kim Gweing-pil’s literature. It is not an exaggeration to say that the recognition of patriotism, filial piety, brotherly love, and faithfulness in Korean modern society in the 21st century has long since become unfamiliar. In particular, with the advent of the 4th industrial revolution, individualistic sentiments have become more prevalent, and social class conflict is deepening due to the gap between the rich and the poor. This is a problem to be seriously considered as an intellectual living in the modern age.
To solve this problem, first, this study discussed how the “Sohak” education affected the social and cultural atmosphere and the moral responsibility and practice consciousness of intellectuals at the time. Considering the social atmosphere at the time, attention was paid to the role of “Sohak” education as an educational communication between various intellectuals in society as a whole. It is a discussion about how these discussions can be connected with dining table talk education for adolescents living in the 21st century, and what meanings can be given.
Next, through Kim Gweing-pil's literature, the enlightenment and practice of faith and loyalty were discussed. Kim Gweing-pil taught Cho Gwang-jo during his exile in Heecheon, and when he moved to Suncheon, his exile place, he passed on many teachings to the literati of Honam, including Sinjae Choi San-du. This study paid attention to the correlation between the characteristics of Kim Gweing-pil’s literature, which emphasized the principle of human life across regions, and the dining table talk education for adolescents.
Kim Gweing-pil’s literature contains a sense of social and cultural value pursuit through educational practice and upright scholarly spirit. Through this discussion, it is expected that dining table talk education, which helps adolescents who have to live a harsh reality, form the right human view and promote emotional stability, will spread.