History and Vision

BRIEF HISTORY

  Department of Education was founded in August, 1987. We currently have about two thousand graduates and most of them contribute in the educational field. We have approximately 300 students including undergraduate students in four classes of four academic years and graduate students.

Department of Education

  In 2003, we established the daytime master’s program; in 2006, we offered a master’s degree in Innovation and Management in Education Industry for students with a full time job; moreover, we expanded our department division in the city of Kinmen. This division is offering a master’s degree in educational administration for local students. The department was authorized to change its name to Department of Education in 2009 and the name of our graduate school adjusted to Master’s Program in Innovation and Evaluation in Education.

Master's Degree in Educational Innovation And Assessment

  Our department was founded in August, 1987 and began our Master’s program in Primary School Education, which has a core value of characteristics in broad-minded, professional, and analytical to build our future perspectives.

  In 2006, we wanted to continue our outstanding reputation in the primary education field so we expanded our department to another master’s program-- Innovation and Management in Education Industry (mostly nighttime courses). Also, in the same year, to meet the shortage of educators with a master’s degree in Kinmen, we offered the master’s program in educational policy for local educators to continue their career development.  

  In 2009, we changed the names for both the daytime and nighttime master’s program-- Innovation and Evaluation in Education and expect such change could raise our quality in the future. In our long historical inheritance, we want to maintain our outstanding educational culture, to collaborate education with related education industries, to broaden students’ international vision, to develop proper educational professions, to meet the needs of the current job market, and to increase our students’ competitiveness in the job market.

CHARACTERISTICS OF DEVELOPMENT

Undergraduate Program

  Our department emphasized on preparing students to be outstanding primary school teachers, and because of this, we gradually arrange students to teach in primary schools in order to practice from their first academic year to the fourth. Besides, through arrangement of curricula, we will develop students’ research, educational innovation, educational evaluation, and problem solving abilities.

  Because we feel it is very important to open up students’ international vision, our program includes more second language related courses and holds annual practicum activities abroad and also provides oversea volunteer opportunities, which allow students to use in other languages for their career.

The characteristics of our department are summarized as below:

  1. Develop students’ skills in career planning, excellence in teaching, educational policy, academic research, and cultural promotion.

  2. Increase students’ competitiveness in their research and career through a diversified, systematic, and field studies preparation process.

  3. Enthusiastically develop students’ international vision, hold oversea practicum activities, and provide oversea exchange student programs with foreign sister universities.

  4. Enhance students’ educational compassion: encourage students to volunteer in educational services for the poor community both in countryside and overseas during their summer and winter vacations.

  5. Encourage students to get internship in Ministry of Education or some other related institutions to broaden their practical experience in education.

Master's Degree in Educational Innovation And Assessment

  Our master’s degree program is the first department to combine educational innovation and evaluation. In such a combination, we can achieve our main missions in implementing the values of innovation and evaluation effectively in our education. The developing characteristics for our program are summarized below:

  1. Combine educational innovation and evaluation that would innovate evaluation and assess innovation.

  2. Foresee the age changes and offer an innovative learning environment.

  3. Take educational innovation to develop diversity and choose outstanding by assessment.

  4. Use creativeness to produce a personal, organizational, and social innovation.

  5. Improve personal, organizational, and social development through evaluation.

FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

  To respond to raise the quality of educators for our diversified positions in education and open up our vision to academic research fields, the department visualizes its future as described below:

  1. Adjust course structure, broaden learning capacity, diversify students’ capability, fully develop students’ potential and raise students’ learning productivity and competitiveness.

  2. Improve teaching quality, increase learning effectiveness, develop innovative research abilities, and prepare primary school teachers to participate in educational reforms.

  3. Strengthen the administration team, collaborate with faculties’ and students’ intellectual ability, propose contemporary developing plan and encourage healthy development for our department.

  4. Demonstrate our educational research results, offer continuing education opportunities for educational professions who wish to learn more, and promote our academic position in education.

TEACHING GOALS

Undergraduate Program

Through solid course schedules and teaching, we want to achieve the following teaching goals:

  1. Prepare students to have an educational profession blended with theory and practice.

  2. Develop students’ critical thinking and creative energy.

  3. Prepare students to have academic research and problem solving abilities.

  4. Prepare students to have educational passion and profession to participate in educational related industries.

Master's Degree in Educational Innovation And Assessment

We expect to achieve the following four teaching goals through a rich and solid course and teaching:

  1. Develop creative thinking, analytical thinking and problem solving in education.

  2. Practice assessable theory and methods and evaluate the value of educational practice.

  3. Prepare the proposals to create and develop education industry.

  4. Proceed research in special topic in educational innovation and evaluation...