Global Citizenship Education Center at NCTU

Global Citizenship Education Center at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU-GCEC) is the first research center focuses on global citizenship education in Taiwan.

The mission of the Center is to develop the research and pedagogy of global citizenship education in Taiwan and to establish an exchange platform for research and social practice in global citizenship education in Asian Pacific.

Global citizenship education is one of the key strategies in “Education 2030 Framework for Action” by UNESCO. The Center was founded in a long-term collaboration with “UNESCO Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education”, Professor Carlos A. Torres, a distinguished professor of UCLA who serves as the Chair Professor and the International Director of the Center.

The Center aims to achieve the following goals:

a. To collaborate with scholars and experts both locally and internationally to conduct research projects and to link Taiwanese scholars with relevant programmes and actions of UNESCO;

b. To raise interests and discussions in the issues of global citizenship education in Taiwan and neighborhood countries by speech, workshop, conference and training programme as well as to propose theoretical and practical projects appropriately fitting into the social and historical context of Taiwan.

c. To promote collaboration and connection between academic institutions as well as NGOs in neighbor regions and to create a Taiwan-based platform for international exchanges in global citizenship education research and practice.

The Center was launched in May 2016. It is positioned as a university-level research center with Professor Liangwen Kuo as the Director and Associate Professor Ti Wei as the Deputy Director in its foundation. The Center also invites Taiwanese and international scholars and experts as members of the Consultant Committees of NCTU-GCEC.

Leader of Center

Carlos Alberto Torres

Distinguished Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

Expertise: Comparative and International Education, Diversity, Education Policy, Ethnic Issues, Higher Education, Immigrants and Immigration, Leadership

 

Kuo, Liang-Wen

Institute of Communication Studies, National Chiao Tung University

Professor

Dr. Liangwen (Wayne) Kuo is Professor of the Graduate Institute of Communication Studies at National Chiao Tung University, TAIWAN. Dr. Kuo obtained dual PhD degrees, first from the Department of Sociology at The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA, USA) in 1991, and second from the School of Media, Film and Theatre at the University of New South Wales (UNSW, Australia) in 2006. Dr. Kuo had teaching experiences in Shih Hsin University (Taiwan), Hsuan Chuan University (Taiwan), Shenzhen University (China), and Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong). Dr. Kuo’s research interests include media sociology, aboriginal and ethnic media, participatory communication, cypersociety, and qualitative methodologies.

Wei, Ti

Department of Communaications and Technology, National Chiao Tung University

Deputy director

Expertise: Political Economics of Communication, Globalization and International Communication, Critical Theories and Popular culture Studies, Media Policy

Leader of Center

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Chang, Chen-Wei

Research Center for Educational System and Policy National Academy for Educational Research

Division of  Education Training

Research Fields and Interests: globalization, higher education, international education

Dr. Chen-Wei Chang currently works at National Academy for Educational Research in Taiwan. She studied at Department of Library and Information Science in National Taiwan University for her Bachelor’s degree. She further studied at Department of Education in National Taiwan Normal University for her Master’s degree. Dr. Chang received her Ph.D. at Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA. Recently, Dr. Chang has done research and published articles on the topics of talent cultivation in the age of global mobility. Dr. Chang especially interested in the topics of equipping the youth with global mobility at higher education level for further preparing them as global citizen.

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Chen, Yen-Shen

Institute of Communication Studies, National Chiao Tung University

Division of Media and Promotion

Yen-Shen Chen is on the faculty of the Institute of Communication Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. His researches address media effects of entertainment media, and its application on persuasive communication. Currently he has explored the impacts of serious game on persuasion and the design of entertainment-education.  In addition to academic work, based on the journalist experience, he teaches the news- writing/editing and publication relationship course especially focused on new technology agenda.

It is expected that his areas of expertises will contribute to the media contact and PR of our center.

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Hsu, An-Chi

Department of public relations & Advertising, Shih Hsin University

Division of Project Promotion

Expertise: Integrated Marketing Communications, Brand Management

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Ko, Ernie

General Education Center, National Taiwan University of Arts

Division of International Affair

Ernie Ko is Associate Professor in the General Education Center, National Taiwan University of Arts and Vice Executive Director of Transparency International (TI-Taiwan). He is dedicated to theory and practice of global anti-corruption movement. 
Since 2012, Dr. Ko has been taking part of Transparency International's Annual Membership Meeting (TI-AMM) and International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) as a regular presenter. He founded International Red Bean Club in winter 2012 and has been leading transnational volunteers from Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Mongolia to serve the underprivileged pupils in Taiwan, China, and Mongolia. Dr. Ko is the recipient of Service-Learning Excellence Award by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, R.O.C. in 2015.

Lai, Yuwen

 Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Chiao Tung University

Division of Sustainable Development

Yuwen Lai is an entomologist converted linguist. She used to study firefly fauna in Taiwan. Now her new research interests are focused on phonetics (lexical tone in Mandarin and Taiwanese; lexical stress in English ) and psycholinguistics (natural language processing). She is an hairdresser, a certified tour conductor and a professor at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. She loves traveling and appreciates perspectives from different people and culture around the world. 

Wei, Ti

Department of Communaications and Technology, National Chiao Tung University

Deputy director

Division of Acadamic Development

 Expertise: Political Economics of Communication, Globalization and International Communication, Critical Theories and Popular culture Studies, Media Policy

Advisory Committee

Lee, Lin-Hui

New Taipei Municipal Hsin Tien Senior High School

Principal

Expertise: Teacher Education and Professional Development

Of the eighteen years being a secondary school principal, I have committed myself to promoting International Education, Holistic Education, Character Education and Life education in the curricula and have actively sought learning opportunities  beneficial to my students.

In order to encourage our students to cultivate global perspectives, Hsin Tien Senior High School had held the forum titled “How Should Young People Face the Future World of Globalization?” hoping to guide students into understanding the importance of global citizenship.

Yu, Chilik

Public Policy and Management, Shih Hsin University

Professor

Yu, Chilik is Professor of Public Policy and Management at Shih Hsin University. He is also the Chair of the Advisory Council of Transparency International’s Chapter in Taiwan. His major research interests include public administration and management, communication and public policy, integrity and governance.

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Lin, Shan-Ju Sunny

Institute of Education, National Chiao Tung University

Professor & Director

Sunny Lin is Educational Psychology Professor and the director of the Institute of Education and Center for Teacher Education in the University of National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Her major research interest is in applying cognitive theories of learning and motivation to derive design principles of effective e-learning functions for which she received outstanding research award from National Science Council Taiwan in 2005.

Chang, Wei-An

Department of Humanities and Social Science, National Chiao Tung University Taiwan

Professor & Dean of College of Hakka Studies

Expertise: Social Science, Global Hakka Studies

Chang, Cheng

Chang, Cheng was a journalist in Taiwan, and was one of the founding editors of the multi-lingual monthly newspaper 4-Way Voice. In 2015, he found an event “Bringing Back Books That You Cannot Read”, encourage people to carry books back for migrants, and found a Southeast Asia-themed bookstore “Brilliant Time”. He is secretary general of Dream of Love Association since 2017.

Chang, Mau-Kuei

Institute of sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Research Fellow

Research and Teaching Interests: Ethnicity and Politics, Civil Society and Movements, Political Sociology

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Chang, Wan-yun

Wesley girls' senior high school

Principal

Ms. Chang has devoted herself to the field of counseling and education after graduating from UCLA. Her professional career began in China Youth Corps as well as various renowned colleges. During 31 years of dedicated work in teaching psychology related courses at National Taiwan University of Arts, she has also been in charge of many administrative positions. Ms. Chang is currently the principal of Wesley Girls High School.

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Chen,Shumin Amy

Center for General Education, Tatung University

Professor

My primary research focuses on citizenship, social stratification, globalization, educational opportunities, multiculturalism, and higher education. I have wealth of research experiences in qualitative as well as quantitative approaches which engage both in the local and national issues and surveys.

Hsu, Szu- Chien

Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica

Associate Researcher

Expertise: Comparative Politics, International Relations

Huang, Han-Chan

Center for General Education, National Chiao Tung University

Associate Professor

Expertise: General Education, Citizenship Education

 

Chang, Teck-Peng

Malaysian journalist-cum-media academic

Chang, Teck-Peng, a Malaysian journalist-cum-media academic, is committed to press freedom movement and media literacy. He is the founding editor of a Malaysia-based Chinese-medium alternative news portal and the founding head of Department of Media Studies in a Chinese-community-funded higher learning institution in Malaysia. Chang is running www.mediamalaysia.net as a platform to promote media literacy in Malaysia.Chang, Teck-Peng, a Malaysian journalist-cum-media academic, is committed to press freedom movement and media literacy. He is the founding editor of a Malaysia-based Chinese-medium alternative news portal and the founding head of Department of Media Studies in a Chinese-community-funded higher learning institution in Malaysia. Chang is running www.mediamalaysia.net as a platform to promote media literacy in Malaysia.

Liu, Mei-Hui

Department of Education, National Taiwan

Professor

Expertise: Multicultural Education, Democratic Citizenship education

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Liu, Nien-Hsia Simon

Department of Broadcasting and Journalism, Hsuan Chuang University

Associate Professor & Dean of College of Communication

Nien-Hsia Liu is Associate Professor in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Hsuan Chuang University (Taiwan), where he serve as Dean of College of Communication since 2015 and was Head of Department from 2014 to 2015. During 2015 and 2016 he also served as the Director of the Center for Public Opinion and Big Data, KMT Party. Dr. Liu’s research areas include the study of public opinion and electoral politics, communication and public affairs, and quantitative data analysis. Over the past two decades, he has been working on the exploration of election poll and election forecasting, as well as the interplay between communication and the dynamics of public affairs.Nien-Hsia Liu is Associate Professor in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Hsuan Chuang University (Taiwan), where he serve as Dean of College of Communication since 2015 and was Head of Department from 2014 to 2015. During 2015 and 2016 he also served as the Director of the Center for Public Opinion and Big Data, KMT Party. Dr. Liu’s research areas include the study of public opinion and electoral politics, communication and public affairs, and quantitative data analysis. Over the past two decades, he has been working on the exploration of election poll and election forecasting, as well as the interplay between communication and the dynamics of public affairs.

Chen, Hsiao-Lan Sharon

Department of Education, National Taiwan Normal University

Professor

Expertise: Course and Education, Development of teacher profession

 

Kuang, Chung-Hsiang

Department of Communication, National Chung Cheng University

Associate Professor

Expertise: Citizenship Communication, Social Movement

Chuke, Chun

Department of Broadcasting and Journalism, Hsuan Chuang University

Associate Professor

Expertise: Political Science, Investigation of public opinion