I.      Diversified knowledge

  1. Course groups: The Department’s three course groups are ingeniously designed to instill diversified, professional knowledge among students;
  2. Workshops: Knowledge enhancement workshops are available continuously so the faculty can further demonstrate its professionalism and grow expertise-wise;
  3. Academic research: Integrated research projects are conducted to address topics about child development and family studies;
  4. Efficient use of resources: With expertise in education and communication, the Department works with additional resources from Tzu Chi University’s College of Medicine to foster humanity-minded talent specializing in healthcare, education and communication.

II.    Service learning opportunities

  1. Community services: The Department partners with social administration and education organizations to offer education, among other types of support, that meets the specific needs of each disadvantaged family.
  2. Transforming classrooms into babysitter’s licensure exam venues: The Department dedicates certain classrooms to studies of children or family welfare and uses them as venues for babysitter’s licensure exams.
  3. Neighborhood partnership: Child welfare or family studies initiatives are implemented through long-term partnership with childcare and family welfare facilities across Hualien;
  4. Service learning as part of the curriculum: By incorporating the service learning and elements of the neighborhood’s diverse cultural heritage into a curriculum that marries theory and practice, the Department nurtures the next generation of education-savvy citizens in a culturally diverse society.

III.   Global perspectives

  1. Overseas volunteering projects: Both the faculty and students are encouraged to volunteer for charitable projects worldwide to broaden their horizons;
  2. Cross-border academic exchanges: The Department makes all-out efforts to seek partnerships and scholastic cooperation with overseas research institutes.