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2019, Vol.62, No.4

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    A Study on the Awareness of Korean Learners for Academic Purposes about the Difficulty of Academic Tasks

    Lee Kyung , RYU SEON SUK | 2019, 62(4) | pp.5~51 | number of Cited : 2
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    The purpose of this study is to derive the factors affecting the difficulty of academic tasks presented to Korean learners for academic purposes and to identify the difficulty levels that Korean learners actually experience. In this paper, we examine whether learners’ awareness of the degree of difficulty changes according to the task performance process and the task process, especially as based on their self-awareness. For this purpose, this study categorized academic tasks according to four factors of inputs, conditions, procedures, and outcomes, and examined the learner's awareness of each item. According to the result of analysis of the 93 learners’ responses, Korean learners showed significant differences for academic purposes between the groups in the familiarity of task subjects, opinion exchange type tasks, and classification tasks depending on Korean proficiency. In addition, it was found that the number of tasks that should be handled at the same time depending on the grade may affect awareness of the difficulty. These results are expected to be helpful in selecting, arranging and organizing tasks for Korean language learners in the academic context in the future.
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    Cultivating Global Citizenship as the Direction of Unification Education

    Kim, Kyung-Rae | 2019, 62(4) | pp.53~91 | number of Cited : 0
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    With the prolonged division of South and North Korea, the tendency of South Koreans, especially 20-30 generations, to recognize North Korea as a national community is fading. These generations are looking for a reason for reunification in peace on the Korean Peninsula. Unification education, which was renamed "Peace and Unification Education" in 2018, stresses that unification of the two Koreas is a contribution to world peace. But at the same time, it also emphasizes open nationalism. There is no concrete plan to provide unification education that contributes to world peace based on open nationalism in any way. This paper presents interculturalism as a way of unification education for the unification of the two Koreas, which contributes to world peace. The core of interculturalism lies in communication beyond mere recognition of other cultures. Therefore, unification education for integration with North Koreans who have different cultures from South Korea should focus on fostering (world) citizenship based on interculturalism.
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    Pentecostalism in Contemporary Korea

    YOUNGSU KIM | 2019, 62(4) | pp.93~105 | number of Cited : 0
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    Pentecostalism in Korea has a history as long as Korean Christianity. There are largely two ways in describing the origin of Korean Pentecostalism. One derives from the arrival of Pentecostal denominations from abroad, mainly America; the other is indigenous to Korea. Korean Pentecostalism basically belongs to second and third wave Pentecostalism, although it cannot be defined as one category. There are ambiguous elements in the movement, which is not the same as the Western Pentecostalism. Korean Pentecostalism was the blend of American Pentecostalism and Korean d religion, especially shamanism. Further complicating the picture, the form of contemporary Korean Pentecostalism slightly differs from that in the past. Contemporary indigenous Pentecostalism tends to be group-based, have fixed membership and networks with other members unlike those in the past. Interestingly, indigenous Pentecostals are trying to bring many local pastors over to their side. Moreover, present indigenous Pentecostalism strengthens its own theories and maintains faith healing traditions, which are part of the characteristics of the third wave Pentecostalism. By so doing, it could attract the intellectuals and middle-class people in society. In terms of healing, new indigenous Pentecostal doctrine provides a biblical foundation of healing, which is broadly similar to third wavers’ doctrine. Indigenous Pentecostalism has not disappeared in modern Korean Christianity. It has developed in different forms as well as settled down in local churches. In order to argue this, this paper will give the examples of two pastors
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    Cyber Moral Anomie and its Moral Solution

    Gyun Yeol Park , Byongsam Jung , Seo, Eun-Sook and 1 other persons | 2019, 62(4) | pp.107~119 | number of Cited : 0
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    This paper intends to analyze moral misconduct on the Internet, especially on Twitter. As one of the top 10 most visited websites, Twitter has a high impact on a global scale. Twitter is a microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets." However, every coin has two sides, and the Twitter users are both publishers and receivers of information at the same time, a factor that brings some negative consequences. Recent years have seen numerous immoral aspects on Twitter such as false information, cyber-violence, racial discrimination, personal information disclosure, and so on. All these “moral anomie phenomena” inevitably have harmful effects on society in many ways. Examination of network anomie can lead to identifying the nature and origins of the problem. Based on that examination, the paper proposes causes of network anomie and explores measures to solve network anomie
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    A Study of the Hua-t’ou Method as a Way of Engaged Buddhism: With Reference to the Gongan (Kōan) of Baizhang’s Meeting with a Wild Fox from the Perspective of Critical Buddhism

    Jeidong Ryu | 2019, 62(4) | pp.121~136 | number of Cited : 0
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    This article seeks to clarify the hua-t’ou method as a way of engaged Buddhism with reference to the gongan (kōan) of Baizhang’s meeting with a wild fox (百丈野狐) from the perspective of critical Buddhism by surveying the necessity of engaged Buddhism in the modern world, the critique of Zen thought from the perspective of critical Buddhism as a movement of engaged Buddhism, critical Buddhists’ understanding of causality through the gongan of Baizhang’s meeting with a wild fox, and lastly the possible ripostes toward critical Buddhists. As modern society with its increasing structural crisis makes it impossible to solve its own problems through individual awakenings, engaged Buddhism appears to be an alternative movement necessary to cope with those problems. Critical Buddhism is noteworthy as a movement of engaged Buddhism with its critique of social discrimination and collective egoism which might be traced back to the ideology of Zen thoughts. Hua-t’ou as a balance to rational thinking, however, should be understood positively in its more profound and diverse hermeneutic dimensions as is noted by Sallie B. King, Peter N. Gregory, and Stuart Lachs.