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A Study on The Flexible Application of PBL to The Class of Tourist Japanese : For The Integration of Language and Culture

KIM TAE HEE 1

1상지대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study applied the constructivist epistemology-backed-developed problem-based learning method to classes of Tourist Japanese as a major elective subject at the Tourism College of S University in Gangwon-do, South Korea. The result is reported in this study. First, it was examined whether, compared to the lecture-style class and other existing classes, the PBL-style small group activity would more help the learners recognize the connectivity and integration of language and culture; second, whether it would enable the learner's self-initiated learning compared to the other group learning activities; third, whether it would help overcome the learners' future vague fear of problems that they might face in their jobs after graduating the university; fourth, what problems and requirements as a task to solve the PBL would entail in the process of the adoption thereof. This study revealed this: regarding the first three issues above, the PBL learners had greater satisfaction compared to the existing classes. Regarding the fourth issue above, the methods should be developed by which the learner can foster the skills to determine appropriate learning sources, the skills to effectively use the learning sources, and the skills to evaluate the accuracy and value of learning sources information.

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