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Emotional Education Using Classical Novel - Indirect experience of various feelings of love

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2022, (59), pp.91-118
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose
  • Received : October 4, 2022
  • Accepted : November 7, 2022
  • Published : November 30, 2022

Jeongahn Yoon 1

1서울시립대학교

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ABSTRACT

This article presents a method for how to educate the emotion of ‘love’ using classical novels in liberal arts classes at universities. Classical novels were difficult for modern readers to enjoy due to barriers to entry such as archaic words and Chinese characters, stereotypes of “no fun”, and other cultural customs due to differences in the times. In order to overcome this situation, this article proposed to instrumentally deal with classical novels in liberal arts classes at universities. Instrumental handling of classical novels means that they are free to read classical novels and ‘misread’ them to open a place of thought. This also means that classical novels are consumed in terms of fun. If liberal arts classes are aimed at improving critical thinking rather than conveying knowledge, it is also meaningful to use classical novels in this way, and students may have an opportunity to be interested in classical novels. In order to handle classical novels instrumentally, accessibility must be improved through translation and students must be motivated to read. Therefore, this article suggested to students how to read classical novels through the theme of ‘love’ in liberal arts classes. In the class, classical novels were used as a tool to look into the emotion of ‘love’. This is based on what Erich Fromm calls ‘The Art of Loving’. In other words, love is an object to study and learn, and it will be used as a tool to indirectly experience love for students in their 20s through classical novels. The class was divided into three parts: “What is love?” “The event surrounding love,” “Love and deviance,” and with the instructor’s lecture, students formed a group of presentations and personal assignments. This composition can be carried out differently depending on the instructor’s intention.

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