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An NDHU Team Experienced “Kāupapa Māori” through a Cultural Immersion Study Abroad Program
2018-12-07

The College of Indigenous Studies (CIS) at the National Dong Hwa University (NDHU) in partnership with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (TWWoA) and Te Wānanga a Aotearoa (TWoA) organized a study abroad team to Aotearoa New Zealand in early November. This study abroad group had the specific learning objectives of gaining a Māori-centered immersion education experience, which included professors, staff, students, and future educators as members.

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The Community of Self - learning in Dong Hwa University Practicing Innovative Hand - writing Teaching
2018-12-06

The self-learning community by Teaching for Excellence Project at National Dong Hwa University was grouped with a goal to create an encouraging environment for students to enhance their motivation to practice self-learning. This year, the Schoolwork Improvement Team was hosted by Wang, Zi-Yu and other students from the Department of Special Education. Lin, Guan-Jie, who is now studying in the M.A. Program of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, was invited as the instructor. Lin said that "the part-whole relation" was the core of the courses in this semester and the courses were innovated in three aspects:

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2018 Forum Series on Indigenous Education in Taiwan, Aotearoa and Australia
2018-11-27

The Center for International Indigenous Affairs (CIIA) has been serving since its establishment in 2014 to dedicatedly and committedly promote academic cooperation between international and Taiwan's indigenous peoples. The CIIA, the Department of Ethnic Relations and Cultures of the National Dong Hwa University and the Hualien Tribal College planned and held jointly the '2018 Forum Series on Indigenous Education in Taiwan, Aotearoa and Australia,' at the end of October. The 2-day forum became a huge success and yielded a fruitful discussion.

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Taiwan to Host WINHEC’s Annual General Meeting in 2019
2018-11-27

The 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) just ended this September. Since its inception in 2002, the WINHEC has been a crucial partner with those working on international indigenous higher education. Having been actively establishing contact and communication with the WINHEC over the past year or so, Professor Jolan Hsieh (Bavaragh Dagalomai / 謝若蘭) successfully regained the membership of the WINHEC and became the country representative.

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Canadian Lesson and Experience – NDHU Students Visit First Nations
2018-11-23

In early October, Professor Jolan Hsieh(Bavaragh Dagalomai / 謝若蘭), Director of the Center for International Indigenous Affairs(CIIA)led a group of students from College of Indigenous Studies to visit Canada for a two-week field research course. The group went to the traditional territory of the First Nations in Ontario and participated in the traditional Hall Harvest held by local indigenous communities and educational institutions. The group also attended the Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning workshops co-hosted by University of Toronto to acquire the first-hand experience of integrating the indigenous knowledge system into different educational levels. Kulas Umo(谷拉斯.吾木), winner of the 2018 Dr. Y.T. LIN Scholarship(林又新博士紀念獎學金), said that he had been deeply impressed by the profound integration of various issues of the First Nations, such as fishing, hunting, education, contracting and so on, into everyday life and pedagogy.

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The Chinese language center from Dong Hwa University held a Cultural camp for international students
2018-10-16

Chinese Language Center of National Dong Hwa University, in order to let foreign students of our school experience the beauty and diversity of different cultures, held a Cultural camp on October 13th. The activities including visiting Feng-Lin town, Principal's Dream Factory and forestry cultural park "Lin-Tian Shan", and also DIY cloth dying. For a sweet ending, students enjoyed ice cream at the Sugar Factory at Guang-Fu. We had 130 attendants from 21 countries including United States, France, Thailand, Vietnam, eSwatini, Guatemala, etc. When our students were getting ready to take the first group photo at Feng-Lin Hakka Cultural Museum, it seemed as if we were the miniature United Nations. We also receive warm welcoming from the other visitors and the local people there.

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