The importance of liberal arts education in college education is emphasized recently. In order to cultivate creative talents in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the direction of restructuring of liberal arts education should be examined. This study started from this consciousness. The statistical analysis program was analyzed using IBM SPSS 22.0.
The survey subjects were 194 college students in Korea. And 232 college students in Japan. The results of the analysis are as follows. In both countries, the satisfaction of teachers (professors, lecturers) and active participation in class are high, but the satisfaction of university support is low and the university authorities need to pay more attention to liberal arts education.
In the case of Japan, the satisfaction level of the textbooks is low. In both countries, the degree of questioning in the liberal arts class is very low (2.66 in Korea, 2.04 in Japan). Efforts should be made so that classes can be made in 'Active Learning' so that liberal arts classes can be activated. The ratio of liberal arts education in college education is 35 out of 130 in Korea. Japan accounts for 45 out of 124 credits. In both Korea and Japan, cooperative learning and micro-teaching in the liberal arts education were at an average level (3.02 in Japan, 3.06 in Japan, 3.16 in Korea, 3.25 in Korea), and the level of convergence education is very low. In particular, Japan is 2.66, which is lower than Korea's 2.99. Both countries are showing a high degree of support for the introduction of convergence education. In particular, Japan has a very high score of 3.62, indicating that students are highly interested in introducing convergence education
I think that the innovation and change of liberal arts education is the responsibility of the university that all university members should accept. In the future, various teaching methods applied (PBL) to liberal arts curriculum, and instructor workshops should be regularly and continuously carried out to focus on enhancing liberal arts education. I hope that the results of this study will help a little bit in the change of universal liberal arts education policy.