Due to the scientific tendency and to quantify the results of educational activities, teachers are unable to form meaning in their daily lives and suffer from severe nihilism. By the analysis of the precedent study, which analyzed teacher’s culture, I recognized that the teacher’s nihilism was manifested in the form of ritualization, conformity and individualism. Based on Dewey’s concept of artistic experience, I argued that teacher’s nihilism was caused by the deprivation of ‘quality’ that make the integrated experience and the ‘interaction’ that the teachers actively communicate with the environment surrounding them.
The deprivation of artistic experience further solidifies dichotomous aspects such as ritualization-meaning, conformity-communication and individual-community. Teachers fail to generate meaning in their own educational activities and maintain passive and onlooker-like attitudes