Multiple Pathways Series – Taiwan Higher Education
Ms. Sophia Hsiang Ping Ma, Principal Deputy Director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, attended a Multiple Pathways Series seminar on Taiwan’s Higher Education. The seminar was jointly organized by the Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong, and the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students. It was attended by about 110 people, including Hong Kong careers and guidance teachers, school principals, and students, and there was a lot of interaction between the speakers and the participants.
The three-session seminar was designed to introduce new some teaching methodology to Hong Kong careers and guidance teachers, along with details of opportunities to learn more, and to provide a range of information about Taiwan’s higher education sector. Dr. Chang Yu-Ju from the Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Resource Development at National Chi Nan University presented the first session, on SEN (Special Educational Needs) Students at Schools: Intervention and Understanding. She outlined a range of methods and approaches that Hong Kong teachers with SEN students can use.
The second session, conducted by the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students, was on how to apply to attend universities in Taiwan. The presenters offered some special tips for students on writing study plans to include in their university admission applications.
Ms. Ma conducted the third session, on Taiwan’s higher education sector and its strengths.