Best Practice Models for Innovative STEM-PLUS Education for Teacher Professionals Development at NTNU
The Best Practice Models for Innovative STEM-PLUS Education for Teacher Professionals Development workshop started in Gongguan campus on May 22nd. The 3 day workshop was proposed by Prof. Chiu Mei Hung and this is the first science education project being sponsored by APEC. Nearly 100 scholars and professionals attended the workshop and shared their experience on creativity.
Andy Cheu-An Bi, Director General of the Department of International and Cross-strait Education welcomed every one at the opening speech and hope that the attendants can learn from this workshop and benefit the education system of their home country. In recent years, the demand of manpower with scientific literacy skills is increasing in APEC economies. However, the human resources from education systems of APEC economic bodies is not enough but even decreasing. As the demand for cultural labor in STEM-Plus (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and other arts) continues to increase, this phenomenon limits the economic integration of the APEC region.
This international workshop was hosted by Prof. Chiu Mei Hung and guided by the Department of International and Cross-strait Education and the APEC Human Resources Development. The event was held from May 22nd to 24tj. The first day and the third day will be held on the Gongguan campus of NTNU and the second day was at National Taiwan Normal University Affiliated High School and Taipei Municipal Datong High School for STEM-Plus course observation and communication.
The speakers invited are highly experienced scholars or practitioners, including Professor Judy Anderson from Sydney University, Professor Nam-Hwa Kang from Korea National University of Education, Professor Joseph Krajcik from Michigan State University, Professor Jari Lavonen from Helsinki University, Dr. Wahyudi from Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization and Professor Anat Zohar from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Domestic speakers included Professor Chiu Mei Hung from the Graduate Institute of Science Education and Prof. Yu Kuang Chao from The Department of Technology Application and Human Resource Development