In accordance with the founding principles of Chung Yuan University, “Chung Yuan University was founded on the basis of Christ’s love for the world, with faith, hope, and love, and is dedicated to higher education in China, aiming at the pursuit of true knowledge and power, in order to spread the culture and serve humanity. The mission of the university is to “educate the whole person”, “care for life” and “service learning”, and to emphasize the balanced professional, physical, mental and spiritual development of students. It is also in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are the core values of good education and the development of knowledge, attitude and skills.
The knowledge dimension of the curriculum of the Institute of Education includes
1、Awareness of the intrinsic value of education, the search for the meaning of life, and the identification of one’s own learning needs through the analysis and application of new knowledge in the process of personal development
2、Through technical education, we will try to develop our own multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills.
3、Cultivate students’ quality of sustainable development
4、Awareness of equal access to diversified education
5、Realize the key and importance of lifelong learning
The skills of the students embody the following
1、Continuous self-improvement, pursuit of lifelong learning, and application of what they have learned in daily life to promote sustainable development.
2、The ability to practice and act on sustainable development goals at different stages of learning.
3、To guide students to practice sustainable development in their daily lives through outdoor education in real-life contexts.
Finally, we hope that the following attitudinal aspects of learning will emerge
1、Awareness of the intrinsic value of education, the search for the meaning of life, and the identification of one’s own learning needs through the analysis and application of new knowledge in the process of personal development.
2、Through technical education, students will try to develop their own multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills.
3、 Cultivate students’ quality of sustainable development.
4、Through critical thinking and socially engaged learning methods, students will gain a deep understanding of sustainable development and become aware of a sustainable way of life.
5、Awareness of the equality of access to diversified education.
6、Awareness of the key and importance of lifelong learning.
The Institute believes that education is the cornerstone of the goal of sustainable development, ensuring that education for all begins with basic education. The goal is to provide more technical and vocational training opportunities for youth and adults so that they can obtain better jobs. Emphasize the inequality of educational opportunities between men and women and provide appropriate education.
In quality education, talking about real social connections is key, and through education one becomes aware of oneself and others. This leads to education for sustainable development, where critical thinking and socially engaged learning methods provide a deep understanding of sustainable development and a connection to sustainable lifestyles, advanced analysis, evaluation of complex issues, and the ability to act together.