Having converged thinking has become essential today. In other words, it is important to solve social problems through various perspectives without being immersed in one area. The Korean education community is very interested in nurturing such a fusion talent, and universities are no exception. Under this trend, Chung-Ang University IICR (Institute of Interdisciplinary Convergence Research), also realized the need to foster converged talent and carried out a project named <Seminar for Communication with Social Field>. The seminar was held with the intention of experts from all walks of life, including professors, lawyers and heads of academic societies, to review and find ways to solve various academic fields in order to solve social problems that confront our society. And ultimately, the university wanted to come up with a way to develop convergence thinking skills for students. The seminar was held on August 21st at Chung-Ang University, room 103, and room 106. The theme of the seminar was <Anxious Korean Society>. Five experts from each field held seminars on how to cope with distrust, anxiety and unhappiness prevalent in Korean society in general.
Yoon Byung-soo, a professor of Catholic University of Daegu and also a president of the Korean Academy of Meditation, emphasized the importance of meditation as a practical way to promote mental and physical health. Meditation has provided scientific evidence, noting that it can be a psychological treatment, helping to strengthen the control of emotions by influencing hormones and brain waves. Therefore, he argued that realizing the effects of meditation could be the starting point of mental health.
Baek Kwang-hyun, a professor at Chung-Ang University, had a talk about mental engineering. He mentioned that ICT technology can help people's safety and convenience. He gave several examples of realizing convergence ICT use at home and abroad and agreed with the argument that technologies are still being used throughout society and that creative convergence talent should be nurtured.
Han Chang-hwan, a professor at Hallym University, pointed out the problems of those who did not go through the adult ceremony. He explained that people who need treatment are not being treated for various reasons, such as the “social gaze,” which seems to contribute to the phenomena of “boredom killing” and suicide in Korean society. He also argued that treatment is necessary for those who fail to realize their values.
Lawyer Kim Sang-soon said, "The minimum level of consensus is necessary in our society." On the basis of the provisions of the Constitution, he argued that unrest in our society can only be resolved when safety is guaranteed, and consequently differences should move toward unity.
Jung Tae-yeon, a professor at Chung-Ang University, explained that the social identity of Koreans is very negative, and noted that this is making members of our society unhappy. He described Koreans' dissatisfaction and distrust in Korean society as the duality between the values governing their perception and the principles governing their behavior, saying that only by resolving it can we minimize social unrest.
After the seminar, the panel discussion was conducted. Five experts and audiences presented their opinions and asked each other questions. They pointed out that uniform education, which they have learned since childhood, has become toxic to the development of converged talent. Therefore, they stressed that universities should teach students 'everything influences each other' and provide a venue for convergence. In addition, the seminar was finally concluded in hopes that the university would be the first step in the merger. It was a great opportunity to listen to various knowledge, various perspectives, and various ideas to solve social problems through convergence education.