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Evaluating the General Education System at Yonsei University, South Korea

  • Kyong-Mee ChungEmail author
  • Soo Young Kim
  • Hyunjung Yang
  • Yeunjoo Kim
  • Eun Jeong Kim
  • Hye Kyung Hong
  • Bong-Hwan Han
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Part of the Education Innovation Series book series (EDIN)

Abstract

This chapter aims to introduce the general education system of Yonsei University and research findings that evaluated the effectiveness of the general education at Yonsei University. First, major changes in the general education system over the past 17 years are described. Second, the evaluation tool called the First Year Experience Assessment (FYEA) is presented. FYEA survey has been conducted for the past 17 years to evaluate the effectiveness of the general education system at Yonsei University. Lastly, the evaluated years are divided into three periods by significant changes that were made in the Yonsei general education system, and FYEA results are compared. Implications and future directions are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyong-Mee Chung
    • 1
    Email author
  • Soo Young Kim
    • 1
  • Hyunjung Yang
    • 2
  • Yeunjoo Kim
    • 3
  • Eun Jeong Kim
    • 2
  • Hye Kyung Hong
    • 2
  • Bong-Hwan Han
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyYonsei UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.University College, Yonsei UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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