Taiwanese Students Attend Seminars Overseas at the University of Hamburg in Germany
The delegation arrived in Hamburg on September 9, where they were welcomed by Dr. Markus Friederici, director of the International Office of the School of Education at the University of Hamburg. The next morning, the students from Taiwan all visited the International School of Hamburg, an independent co-educational school teaching in English for children from 3 years old to senior high school. The students met the junior school principal and assistant principal and were given a tour of the school campus. In the afternoon, the delegation took part in their first seminar at the University of Hamburg. They talked about language education, physical education, and music education.
On September 11, the director of the Education Division, Ms. Weng Chin-Yin, joined the eight students to attend a seminar given by Prof. Dr. Gabriele Kaiser, the Professor of Mathematics Education. Her topic was “What can Eastern and Western Education learn from each other?”. The attendees all exchanged their ideas about different approaches to teacher evaluation in primary schools and secondary schools. Later that day PhD students from the Faculty of Education held a workshop with the Taiwanese students. They talked about the differences between education in Germany and in Taiwan and their own experiences.
Ms. Weng talked with Prof. Kaiser and Dr. Friederici about the new policies of the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. She also invited both professors and their students to visit Taiwan. They were both very glad to receive the invitation and will explore the possibility. The Taiwanese students stayed in Germany until October.