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A study on teaching methods of Korean classical novels as a college major - focusing on writing practice and approaches to key words

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2023, (61), pp.67-89
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose
  • Received : March 21, 2023
  • Accepted : May 4, 2023
  • Published : May 31, 2023

Jeung Sun Hee 1

1홍익대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper agrees with the crisis that college education faces related to Korean classical literature. In order to overcome this crisis, it suggests ways to effectively teach Korean classical novels. First, this paper investigates the current status of the curriculum related to classical novels in the departments of Korean language and Korean language education across the country. The thing that stands out the most is the increase in subjects regarding cultural contents. Accordingly, the author ran a curriculum that suggested students to create new cultural contents by taking sources from Korean classical literature. In the beginning of the curriculum, students analyzed worthy cultural contents in various fields. There are various types of cultural contents such as a web novel, web toon, movie, play, musical, drama, game and advertisement. Out of them, students chose contents based on classical literature, and investigated the features and factors of popularity. After that, they created new stories and character types that content consumers would be interested in. Many of these stories were about independent female characters, explorers and travelers, active communicators, characters who fall in love, and had a happy ending. In the “Reading Korean classical novels through key words” class, students can learn the features of Korean literature and the differences between classical literature and contemporary literature by investigating key words. They can think deeply about the subjects by choosing a key word out of several and figuring out how the keyword is shaped in a novel. By reading several classical novels, students can develop reading skills and get familiar with classical literature. Furthermore, they can develop writing skills by expressing how they can relate lessons from novels to their own lives.

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