Network Analysis of Social Awareness of Media Education for Primary School Students Studied through Big Data

Su-Jeong Jeong1 and Byung-Man Kim2

  1. Research Professor, Creativity & Personality Laboratory, Tongmyong University
    Pusan, 48570, Republic of Korea
  2. Dept. of Early childhood education, Kyungnam University
    Changwon, 51767, Republic of Korea


One of the core competencies of students who want to improve in future education in the 21st century is the ability to utilize media. Primary school students entering the school age can be regarded as the right time for media education because of their high adaptability and capacity for media. The purpose of this study is to examine the social debate about media education in Korean society, how media education is being conducted in this important primary school period. For this study, big data was collected in the last 5 years (2014.08.07-2019.08.07) from internet portal sites with keywords of “primary school media education” and “primary school media literacy”. The data collected with Textom and Ucinet 6.0 was utilized as a data analysis solution. Semantic network analysis, CONCOR analysis, and content analysis were used as data analysis methodology. As the result of CONCOR analysis of 'Primary school Media Education' in this study, 'Direction of future education in the era of the 4th industrial revolution', 'Preparation for future education', 'Various factors related to expansion of future education program', 'Expansion to Four factors were derived, including ‘Application to advanced classes' factor. In the 4th industrial revolution, primary school students are using media and digital devices in class. In particular, it was confirmed that not only curriculum for academic subjects such as English and Mathematics, but also new curriculum for new subjects such as coding, big data education are actively being conducted in the education field. Accordingly, it is revealed that it is the right time to provide future education that can have a sound digital identity so that media education can be achieved in a media-friendly local community and educational environment.

Key words

Big Data Analysis, Network Analysis, Content Analysis, CONCOR Analysis, Primary School Student, Media Education

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Volume 18, Issue 2 (April 2021)
Special Issue on Emerging Services in the Next-Generation Web: Human Meets Artificial Intelligence
Year of Publication: 2021
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Jeong, S., Kim, B.: Network Analysis of Social Awareness of Media Education for Primary School Students Studied through Big Data. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 18, No. 2, 575–595. (2021),