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The president's greeting

Greetings! Welcome to the website of the Korean Association of General Education.

We do not only live in a new geological age called the Anthropocene due to the cracks of the eco-system, but also live in competition with AI robots created by technological innovation. The stories of disasters caused by climate change and environmental pollution, and the stories in which AI robots appear as the main characters, are becoming our reality, not in movies nor the distant future. In addition, COVID-19, which no one expected but changes our routine completely, makes us deeply troubled in our research and education.

- Publishing highly qualified academic journals and operating academic conferences
Founded in 2006, this association has led academic discourses related to general education by publishing 『Korean Journal of General Education』, registered with the National Research Foundation of Korea. Also, we have been changing the landscape in the general education of higher education in Korea by holding regular spring and autumn academic conferences to provide high-quality information on this field. In addition, I will put all my efforts into publishing academic journals and conducting academic conferences for qualified academic discourses on general education.

- Vitalizing academic meetings and strengthening international partnerships
Recently, this association has been running academic meetings called , which explores the history of general education, and , which explores current general education issues at higher education institutions to strengthen members' professionalism in the related field of general education. This association also works for members to grasp the global standard on general education by operating international partnerships, including academic meetings such as and , which makes members read global trends in general education. In addition, this association will continue to elevate our status by consistently managing the 'East Asian general education hub,' one of our achievements for the international partnerships.

- Expecting your active participation
This association will continue to strive for solid development to succeed in the previous year's events and projects. I believe that your contribution of papers to the journal and active participation in academic conferences, international forums, and various academic meetings are necessary for this. Lastly, I will be immensely thankful if you would recommend this association around you working in general education. Please, remember to pay annual or lifetime membership fees for the association's development.

Aware of the tremendous changes of the times and the growing crisis of college education, I will work for this association hand in hand with our vital members, the Korea National Institute for General Education and the Korean Council for University General Education, for the development of general education throughout this year. Blessings to everyone. Thank you.

January 2022
Seon-ae Lim,
the 10th president of the Korean Association of General Education

Introduction to the Society

The knowledge convergence society of the twenty-first century demands people of qualities such as creative problem-solving skills as global leaders, communication skills, character and qualification as global citizens. Hence, universities ought to put together fragmented knowledge in order to solve problems that consistently arise in life as well as the pursuit of academic research while cultivating intellectuals who possess a holistic and insightful perspective, meeting the needs of the times.

The Korean Association of General Education is a genuine educational, academic organization established on October 10, 2006 for the purpose of developing and disseminating general and basic education through the organization's contribution to realize research and its outcomes related to the field. General and basic education in universities aims to help individuals attain character as a mature human being and fulfill their abilities and responsibilities as global citizens, and to cultivate global leaders with creativity, discernment, leadership, and morality.

The Korean Association of General Education shares research results and proposes visions so that universities may fulfill their duties in general education. We attend to our members’ advice and proposals, and go the extra mile to provide solid basis for educators and researchers who are interested in general and basic education to actively take part in the association.

Members of the association are either engaged in general and basic university education or involved in the academic, educational field, and consists of researchers and faculty members of basic education institutions, undergraduate colleges, universities or colleges of general education, and organizations related to the field. The association's objective of establishment is being realized through the sharing of academic research, and as of May 2020, the number of members has reached an estimate of 1,500, including that of the institutional members.

The Korean Association of General Education has made effort in the following ways to realize its goal of communication and expertise. Advisory members have been employed to secure a future-oriented management of the association and for the communication between academic generations; the chief executives board has been strengthened in order to secure efficiency and professionalism in managing the association; and the independence of the editorial board and research ethics committee has been maintained.

Since the 2006 spring symposium, the association has hosted domestic (and international) symposiums twice every year as its major activity. First published in June 2007, the scholarly journal Koreanesearch on General Education was recognized of its originality and pioneering content in general education research, nominated for registration on the Korea Citation Index (KCI) in 2011, and officially registered on it in 2016.

The Korean Association of General Education places great importance on the realization of a talent fostering model rooted in communication and harmony, future-orientation, and internationalization. Hence, the association will constantly cooperate with the Council for General University Education, Korea National Institute for General Education, and other organizations related to the field, and spare no effort in sharing results based on research related to general and basic education.

Introduction of Executive

The 8th Executive Team of The Korean Association of General Education

President Lim Seon Ae (Daegu Catholic University) theresa108@cu.ac.kr
Department Name of Position Affiliation and Contact Details
Academic Organization Vice President Park, Cheolsung (Hanyang University) cheolsung@hanyang.ac.kr
Vice President Chang, Soo Chul (Yonsei University) schang@yonsei.ac.kr
Vice President Choo, Hyun Jae (Sahmyook Health University ) jerryfirst@naver.com
Academic Promotion Vice President Park, Byongchul (Busan University of Foreign Studies) bcpark@bufs.ac.kr
Vice President Cho, Hye Kyung (Daegu University) apriori30@daegu.ac.kr
International Coperation Senior Vice President Hong, Seok Min (Yonsei University) ssmhong@yonsei.ac.kr
General Affairs Director of Finance Kim, Kyoung A (Sookmyung Women's University) kakim@sookmyung.ac.kr
Director of Administration Cha, Bong Jun (Soongsil University) ssudcbj@ssu.ac.kr
Audit Ahn mi young (Konkuk University) miyoungahn@kku.ac.kr
Jeong, In Mo (Pusan National University) jim@pusan.ac.kr
Name of
Department Affiliation and Contact Details
Executive Directors Academic Organization Kang, Woosung (Seoul National University) woosungkang@snu.ac.kr
kim, Ki Ho (Yeungnam University) bluemn664@hanmail.net
Kim, Nammee (Hongik University) leedaul@hongik.ac.kr
Kim, Wan Seop (Soongsil University) wskim92@ssu.ac.kr
Kim, In Yung (Uiduk University) iykim@uu.ac.kr
Park, Kihong (Chungbuk National University) khpark@chungbuk.ac.kr
Jung, Chul Min (Kyung-In Women's University) jungm@kiwu.ac.kr
Choi, Hyun Cheol (ChungAng University) choihc71@cau.ac.kr
Hwang, Eun kyung (Ajou University) seed25@ajou.ac.kr
Academic Promotion Kwon, Joon Won (Dong-Ah Institute Of Media And Arts) sbkjw@naver.com
Kim, Ji Yeon (Inje University) biokjy@inje.ac.kr
Kim, Ji Young (Sogang University) jy9855@gmail.com
Park, Il-Woo (Keimyung University) ilwoo@kmu.ac.kr
Park, Hee-Moon (Chungnam National University) hmpark@cnu.ac.kr
Paek, Seung Su (Gachon University) ongang@gachon.ac.kr
Yoon, Seung Joon (Dankook University) yoonsj@dankook.ac.kr
Hong, Sung Ki (Ajou University) ajouphil@ajou.ac.kr
International Coperation Hong, Sung Ki (Ajou University) ajouphil@ajou.ac.kr
Kim, Kyoung Hee (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies) khkim@hufs.ac.kr
Kim Hyekyung (Hoseo University) hkkim98@hoseo.edu
Park, Donha (Yonsei University) parkdh@yonsei.ac.kr
Song, Hasuk (Ajou University) hasong@ajou.ac.kr
Oh, Kyung Hee (Ajou University) wansui@ajou.ac.kr
Yi Kyong-Suk (Ajou University) yiks@ajou.ac.kr
Department Name of Position Affiliation and Contact Details
Editorial Board Chairman Choi, Seonkyung (The Catholic University of Korea) seonkyung@catholic.ac.kr
Vice Chairman Lee, Jaeseong (Seoul Women's Univercity) byeolga@swu.ac.kr
Yi, Jin Nam (Kangwon National University) jinnamyi@naver.com
Hong, Seongyoun (Ajou University) hsy06@ajou.ac.kr
Ethics Committee Chairman Choi, Yejung (Hoseo University) yjchoi@hoseo.edu
Election Commission Chairman Choi, Byung Mun (Daejeon University) bmchoi@dju.kr
Policy Response Committee Chairman Kim, Hye Young (Korea National Sport University) hykim@knsu.ac.kr
public relations committee Chairman Park, Sang Min (Kangnam University) ngonet@naver.com
Name of Position Department Affiliation and Contact Details
Members Editorial Board Kang, Namhee (Chung-Ang University) anitem@cau.ac.kr
Ko, Chul Ki (Yonsei University) kochulki@yonsei.ac.kr
Kim, Min Jeong (POSTECH) kimj@postech.ac.kr
Kim, Sun Young (Kyungnam University) sunyoungkim0707@gmail.com
Kim, Sung Sook (Yonsei University) eurekamay@yonsei.ac.kr
Kim, Wan Seop (Soongsil University) wskim92@ssu.ac.kr
Park, Jun Woong (Chung-Ang University) ichdenke@gmail.com
Son, Min-Jung  (Korea National University of Education) mjson@knue.ac.kr
Son, Seung Nam (Sunchon National University) snson@sunchon.ac.kr
Song, In hwa (Hansei University) inpeace127@hansei.ac.kr
Shin, Young Hun (Hansung University) yhshin@hansung.ac.kr
Shim, Young-Sook (The Catholic University of Korea) yshim@catholic.ac.kr
Ahn, Shin (Pai Chai University) shinahn@pcu.ac.kr
Ahn, Ji Youn (Ajou University) ahnjiyoun@ajou.ac.kr
Ahn, Hyeon-Hyo (Daegu University) harryahn65@gmail.com
Ah, Hoyoung (Dongguk University Gyeongju) gongahn@naver.com
Lee, Kyeong Hi (Ewha Womans University) leekh@ewha.ac.kr
Lee, Yun Bin (Duksung Women's University) adsumn@naver.com
Lee, Eun Hwa (Silla University) iwillbe@silla.ac.kr
Cho, Eun Hee (Chosun University) ehcho@chosun.ac.kr
Jung, Byung Kee (Yeungnamm University) byungkee@ynu.ac.kr
Ethics Committee Kwak, Eun Hee (Hannam University) earnhee@hanmail.net
Park, Sun-Young (Seoul Theological University) moolsori34@hanmail.net
Park, Hee-Moon (Chungnam National University) hmpark@cnu.ac.kr
Seo Su-Baek (Daegu Catholic University) sbseo93@cu.ac.kr
Sohn, Yun Rak (Dongguk University) classique@daum.net
Shin, Hee Sun (Sookmyung Women's University) leader85@sookmyung.ac.kr
Cho, Moon Ki (Hanyang University) poletopole@hanyang.ac.kr
Eection Commission Lee, Hyo Sook (Konkuk University qhaso75@kku.ac.kr
Jeong, Yeon Jae (Inha University) jyj123@inha.ac.kr
Policy Response Committee Kim. Gi Bong (Kyonggi University) nowtime21@gmail.com
Nam, Jin Sook (Dongguk University) jindog1@hanmail.net
Shin, Jong Ho (Ajou University) jayshin@ajou.ac.kr
Yoo, Gwang Soo (Yonsei University) ho1000@yonsei.ac.kr
Jun Kyoung ae (Korea National Institute for General Education) myumul16@naver.com
Ji, hyunbae (Dongguk University) jissam@hanmail.net
public relations committee Kim, Young (Daegu Haany University) youngkim@dhu.ac.kr
Kim, Eun Jeong (Kyungsung University) stella3060@cu.ac.kr
An, Jung Hee (Taegu Science University) ajh7595@tsu.ac.kr
Lee, Pyeong Jeon (Seowon University) pyeoung2@hanmail.net
Oh, Saenae (Keimyung University ) snoh@kmu.ac.kr
Lim, Ji Won (KwangWoon University) ji10321@naver.com
Name of Position Department Affiliation and Contact Details
Institutional Cooperation Director Korean Council for University General Education Song, Hasuk (Ajou University) hasong@ajou.ac.kr
Name of Position Department Affiliation and Contact Details
Directors Seoul Kim, Jheehyeon (Seoul National University) jeehyeon@snu.ac.kr
Han, Keum Youn (Sahmyook University) waterflow68@syu.ac.kr
Han, Soo Young (ChungAng University) hangang331@cau.ac.kr
Gyeonggi-do Lee, Jie Sung (Luther University) leejs@ltu.ac.kr
Cho, Kyoung Duk (Pyeongtaek University) oldjacob@ptu.ac.kr
Chungcheong-do / Gangwon-do Kang, Woo Won Young (Catholic Kwandong University) kwwy@hanmail.net
Shim, Hyeryeong (Pai Chai University) shimhr@pcu.ac.kr
Lee, Byoung chan (Woosong University) lbcde@hanmail.net
Honam / Jeju Lee, Myung Gon (Jeju National University) boscolee@jejunu.ac.kr
Lee, dongsoon (chosun University) ds1004lee@hanmail.net
Choi, Jung Suk ( Woosuk University) naya1565@hanmail.net
Yeongnam Kim, HyeYoon (Changshin University) hykim@cs.ac.kr
Nho, Eun Joo (Kyungwoon University) nonolita@ikw.ac.kr
Park, SungMi (Dongseo University) psm1994@dongseo.ac.kr