That all people equipped with the consciousness of national defense are the foundation stone of national security. In accordance with the inter-departmental division of work, the Ministry of Education, has been devoted to the fulfillment of All-Out Defense Education from an educational perspective. It is expected that, through the subtle influence of courses and diverse activities, students’ knowledge and competency in military education can be established and all-out defense consciousness can be attained, and thus all people are prepared with mental awareness for our national security.
The All-Out Defense Education Act and the All-out Defense Mobilization Readiness Act of our nation regulate that schools at all levels shall promote All-Out Defense Education, and depending on actual requirements shall integrate All-Out Defense Education into course teaching, and implement diverse teaching activities. The Implementation Regulations of National Defense Education Courses and Contents in Schools at All Levels and the Implementation Project of Schools at All Levels Promoting the National Defense Education regulated by the Ministry of Education state implementation measures of All-Out Defense Education at all educational stages, in order to embed and promote All-Out Defense concepts at all educational stages.
To connect with individuals, society, and the nation, from a security perspective, for the purposes of enhancing students’ understanding of the nation and related national measures, and expanding students’ international perspectives. The five major outlines of the courses are all-out defense, international situations, policies of national defense, defense mobilization, and the technology of national defense. To trigger students’ learning motivation and interests, courses are designed in accordance with students’ cognitive development, and in combination with life experiences, current affairs in society, international and domestic issues. The pedagogy emphasizes guiding students to actively perceive that national defense affairs are inseparable from daily life. In addition, the interactive process of discussion enables students to understand and acknowledge that their personal and group participation can influence national matters.
Education administration authorities at all levels implement evaluations of lesson plans, outstanding teaching selections, thesis presentations, competitions, and activities related to All-Out Defense Education, review the All-Out Defense Education operational effectiveness of all units, and reward high-performing units or members.
All-Out Defense Education is a current global trend. From an educational perspective, the value of All-Out Defense Education lies in enabling all people to think wisely about our national situation and perceive that the ability of individuals to live contented and prosperous lives is based on national security. The promotion of All-Out Defense Education at all educational stages is carried out through courses and activities in order to enable students to proactively gain knowledge and competency in All-Out Defense, to care for society and national security, and to pursue peace and stability. Hence, the goal of “Carrying out national defense education for all, carrying out All-Out National Defense with education” can be attained.