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The Direction of Writing Education in the Era of Convergence and Integration With Focus on Creative Problem-solving Capability

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2015, (59), pp.225-255
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : October 8, 2015
  • Accepted : October 26, 2015

Won, Man- Hee 1

1성균관대학교

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ABSTRACT

The era of convergence and integration requires a person equipped with the capability of creative problem-solving. Therefore, it is hard to go against the tide of times that the goal of college education is changing to develop students’ creative problem-solving capability. In this sense, writing education can and should reinforce student’s convergent creativity as a core capability of creative problem-solving. In order to develop writing education into an efficient method of achieving the proposed goal, students should be encouraged to use convergent and divergent thinking harmoniously to write better. Particularly, writing can be an efficient tool for developing this capability in major classes which are designed as a space for convergent and integrative study. In these classes, students are able to exercise creative problem-solving through writing, because writing is not only an activity for convergent and divergent thinking but also an activity for using various pieces of knowledge and information together. For example, the WAC (writing across the curriculum) program can be a good model for the combination of a convergent and an integrative class for writing. Therefore, it is important to seek for a new direction of writing education at college to educate creative and multi-aspect students in the era of convergence and integration.

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