This book tracks the "essence of study," which does not change even as the times change, and explores a new way of studying that would be effective even in 10 years.
- Book Intro
In the future, robots and AI will change what we learn and teach. Koo Bon Kwon, a professional IT journalist and digital humanist who has been tracking the various phenomena of technological advancement, delves into the problems of future education. Is Korea's education system competitive in the global and macroscopic changes surrounding the educational environment? How can we deal with this rapidly changing environment, such as automatic machine translation, digital textbooks, and coding education? How can we develop skills that a machine cannot replace, such as creativity, critical thinking and collaboration?
Admission-oriented education in Korea has lined up students with the correct answers for a long time, but in the future, things will be different. "Hard skills" that can be replaced by machines, such as reading skills, typing and programming skills, mathematics skills, and machine control skills, will not included in future capabilities. Future education should be directed toward developing the attitudes and ability to accept change without fear of complexity and unpredictability. It should be aimed at developing "soft skills," such as creativity, critical thinking, self-control, and collaboration. This book looks at the roots of education in Korea, where soft skill have often been neglected because they're more difficult to score, and carefully considers what kind of educational environment should be created at home and at school in order to develop these skills. In addition, it explores ways to discover and develop soft skills unique to humans crossing over the boundary of humanities, philosophy, and science.
Our future is filled with uncertainty and volatility, so study targeting at short-term, and visible result, is more likely to fail. Only those who grasp what the fundamental, unchanging values will be in the uncertain future, and who constantly study to realize those, can have happiness. Advanced technology and an insecure future make us question the nature of study. We have to learn a new way of studying, looking forward 10 years, not merely focused on current test scores and college. This book will become the answer.
- About the Author
Koo Bon Kwon (M) is a professional IT journalist and digital humanist. He has worked as a journalist for the Hankyoreh newspaper and as director of the Life in Digital research institution. He graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Seoul National University, later received Ph.D. in Journalism from Hanyang University, and then worked as adjunct professor at the same university. He was a Future Education Specialist at the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, and editorial member of Monthly Newspaper and Broadcasting, and Quarterly Media Literacy. His books include Human Jobs in the Robot Era (included in high school textbooks), Is It OK to Believe News?, Erase Your Memories of Me, Will You Share Yourself? and What Becomes News on the Internet. His translated books include Dot Complicated; and Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age.