The Recovery of Students’ Autonomy for Future Curriculum; Aesthetics of Conflicts

Rina Kim


The purpose of this paper is to seek the possible changes in developing curriculum by shedding light upon recent students’ efforts to advance it. This process is expected to present the future curriculum and the avenue to education and social evolution. In order to achieve the goal, I drew on System Theory and Yin-Yang Dialectic as the frameworks for this paper; these theories may provide some clues to understand the symbiosis relationship between the curriculum and the students. With new attempts to analyze the relationship based on System Theory and Yin-Yang Dialectics, I looked into conflict between the curriculum and the students along with real cases and how they overcome these conflicts. I also sought the methods for students to recover their autonomy by overcoming conflicts in positive ways. Consequently, I suggested that we needed to listen students’ voices and to recognize them as main agents of education in order to lead positive development of the curriculum.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n15p219

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