미래가치를 창출하는 글로컬 산학일체 혁신대학
Open Place of Education, Lifelong Education Center
By Lee Woo-Seong Reporter Senior of Mechanical engineering
A lifelong education means keeping a focus on learning from infancy through to old age. In other words, education should be conducted throughout life in homes, schools, and across society. Especially in today's rapidly changing world, the importance of lifelong education is becoming increasingly emphasized because modern life requires more varied skills. With the development of medical technology and the improvement of living conditions, people are living longer than before, and have a greater number of retirement years. So, many people are looking for educational institutions where they can continue to learn. For these people, HBNU has the Lifelong Education Center located in S5. The Lifelong Education center offers a wide range of liberal arts classes, including health, economics, literature, art, photography, philosophy, cooking, language, and music. Also, the institute operates professional qualification courses for art psychology counselors, coffee baristas, recreation guides, horticultural psychology counselors, and movie appreciation commentators. Below is an interview with Park Young-sik, who is taking a Mencius class.
Q. How did you apply for the Lifelong Education Center class?
I've been living a boring life since my retirement. So, while I was looking for an educational institution for people like me in Daejeon, an acquaintance recommended the lifelong education center at HBNU.
Q. You are taking a Mencius class. Is there a reason you applied for this class?
I usually like reading books. I was thinking that I wanted to learn about the blind or the Analects. I happened to see the Mencius class at the lifelong education center, so I applied.
Q. Do you have anything to say to those who are considering taking classes at the Lifelong Education Center?
I am learning many things by taking classes here every week. I'm proud that I spend my free time more rewardingly after taking the class. For those people who are thinking about what to do in their free time, I highly recommend you take this course because there are so many good classes here.