History and Development
National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) is the premier normal university in Taiwan and has now been providing distinguished academic services for close to a century. In September 2007, as part of our effort to reach world class teaching quality, NTNU established the Center for Teaching and Learning Development (CTLD).
The NTNU Seal is composed of six ancient bells, symbolizing the passing of the six ‘yi’s (meaning six arts, the basis of ancient Confucian education) to and the holistic cultivation of future generations. In light of the current educational trends, Center for Teaching and Learning Development has transformed the six ‘yi’s into its homonymous English counterpart six ‘e’s, serving as calls to action for our faculty and teaching assistants to engage in professional growth, enhance pedagogical knowledge and ability, energize their instructional capacity, ensure instructional quality, extend the depth and breadth of their teaching, so as to excel as educators of the future.
1. Promote teaching and learning research and innovation in higher education
Have a full grasp of the teaching and learning trends in higher education, and research and customize instructional resources for NTNU. Heighten the visibility of NTNU’s educational performance, publish thematic pedagogical works, and present innovative instructional models in a systematic way.
2. Provide support and resources for teachers’ professional development
Provide services such as instructional consultation, peer observation and feedback, English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) development, Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, as well as assist in applications for Teaching Innovation Fund, Gender Equality and Green Courses funds, and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Project funds.
3. Facilitate exchange and collaboration in instruction and among courses
Help organize teachers’ communities, fund departmental capstone courses, mediate interdepartmental and inter-institutional instructors teaching and course collaborations.
4. Set the example for teaching and heritage
Reward instructors for their outstanding instruction and contribution, setting examples for other to follow; invite them to serve as instruction consultants, organizers of professional development communities, and leaders of instructional and curricular reforms, to share their experiences and pass on NTNU’s century-old spirit: “Be a Teacher, Be a Model”.
5. Refine Teaching Assistant training and certification
Provide systematic training courses, evaluation, certification to teaching assistants, as well as awards for outstanding teaching assistants.
6. Consolidate learning resources and support for students
Conduct freshmen learning surveys, provide resources and services such as new student handbooks, tutors and study group funding, and Chen Guang Learning Project for disadvantaged students.
Center for Teaching and Learning Development, NTNU Room 103, Pu Building, No. 162 HePing East Road, Section 1, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.
Tel: +886 2 7734-1886
Fax: +886 2 3365-2361