1 National Tsing Hua University (TAIWAN)
2 AI4Kids Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd (TAIWAN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2022 Proceedings
Publication year: 2022
Pages: 282-287
ISBN: 978-84-09-45476-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2022.0110
Conference name: 15th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 7-9 November, 2022
Location: Seville, Spain
Apart from public education, private education plays an important role in the education arena in Taiwan. In 2017, it has been estimated that the amount of money that parents in Taiwan spent on after school enrichment classes is way above public education [1] [2]. This amount is also exceedingly high considering the average median salary [3]. With such high emphasis in the after-school education scene, especially with public education costing just a fraction amount, there is an essential need to upskill the teaching abilities of educators in these organizations. For this research, after school educators from AI4Kids Creative Education Corporation Limited embarked on a 2-day professional development workshop to enhance the curriculum design capabilities of educators using the DDMT Model [4]. In this 2-day workshop, participants will learn how to incorporate critical thinking [5] into their designed courses as well as the use of a digital portfolio [6] to capture the learning pathway of individual students [7]. At the end of the workshop, each participant will submit a DDMT designed course to be implemented in the upcoming summer holidays.

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