New Higher Education Study Results from National Taiwan University Described (Exploring Competencies of Nanotechnology in Higher Education in Taiwan through Curriculum Mapping)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at China Weekly News -- Investigators publish new report on Higher Education. According to news reporting from Taipei, Taiwan, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The present study aimed to introduce a new approach to curriculum planning for a university nanotechnology curriculum based primarily on outcome-based education according to a competence-based perspective. To achieve this study purpose, curriculum mapping was used to explore nanotechnology curricula in higher education in Taiwan."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from National Taiwan University, "Considering, as the initial point, the competencies of varied nanotechnology that professionals are expected to develop in higher education, the main competencies were identified through the content analysis of 600 course syllabi collected from thirteen nanotechnology-related undergraduate and graduate programs in nine leading universities in Taiwan. Next, courses were further analyzed and linked to the identified nanotechnology professional competencies, taking advantage of curriculum mapping, and consequently re-organized into a comprehensive curriculum map."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Implications of design features in particular and important applications of the developed curriculum map are discussed."
For more information on this research see: Exploring Competencies of Nanotechnology in Higher Education in Taiwan through Curriculum Mapping. International Journal of Engineering Education, 2014;30(3):722-728. International Journal of Engineering Education can be contacted at: Tempus Publications, Ijee , Rossmore, Durrus, Bantry, County Cork 00000, Ireland.
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.L. Liu, National Taiwan University, Grad Inst Appl Mech, Taipei 10617, Taiwan. Additional authors for this research include T.L. Chen, H.P. Yueh and H.J. Sheen.
Keywords for this news article include: Taipei, Curriculum, Higher Education, Public Education
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