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Aging and Education Research Center

Aging and Education Research Center

Background

Taiwan is a rapidly aging country, as its population of the 65+ years-old has reached 14% of the entire population. In 2007, on the basis of the concept that “education” would be the best “provision” for senior citizens, Professor Hui-Chuan (Peggy) Wei from the Department of Adult Education at National Chung-Cheng University, the leading institution of senior education research in Taiwan, established the Aging and Education Research Center. At the center, we believe that by integrating different areas such as sports, functional fitness, psychology and medicine, as well as placing education as the top priority, all individuals would receive great benefits from “active aging”.

Vision

Learning for active aging!

Main Research Theme

 The main theme of research is to develop active aging learning themes. Our goal is to combine theories and application in our research thereby creating a practical and useable active aging educational learning framework. At the center, we are endeavoring to (ADDIE): 
    A: Analyze the needs of an aging society for active or successful aging to be accomplished effectively
    D: Develop active aging provisions: curriculum, materials and plans
    D: Design methods to best implement active aging related provisions
    I: Implement innovative active aging-related provisions 
    E: Evaluate the effectiveness of innovative active aging-related provisions
 

Partnering Institutions

Our partnering institutions include:

  • Local
  1. ​​Department of Lifelong Education, Ministry of Education
  2. Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor
  3. Institute of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health, Ministry of Labor
  4. Road Traffic Safety Committee, Ministry of Transportation and Communications
  5. National Taiwan University Hospital Yunlin Branch
  6. Tzuyoung Social welfare foundation
  • ​International
  1. Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Nagoya University
  2. Graduate School of Education , The University of Tokyo
  3. The Institute of Gerontology, University of Tokyo,IOG
  4. Department of Education, College of Education, Seoul National University, South Korea
  5. Fei Yue Family Service Centre, Singapore
  6. YAH, Singapore
  7. Head of the Department of Lifelong Education, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  8. Adult education in Te Whiringa School of Educational Leadership & Policy, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  9. Beijing Academy of Educational Sciences, China
  10. TianjinSino-German University of Applied Sciences, China
  11. Tianjin City Vocational College, China

Recent Progress

  1. Hui-Chuan Wei, Pang-Tung Liu, Yu-Hsien Liao (2018). Utility mensuration mechanism under multicriteria management systems. The American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences.
  2. Hui-Chuan Wei, Ai-Tzu Li, Hsueh-Chu Chen (2018). Instructional Effectiveness of the Active Aging Learning Centers; A Survey of the Active Aging Core Courses, Funded by Ministry of Education(Period:2018/1/1-2018/12/31)
  3. Hui-Chuan Wei, Ai-Tzu Li, Wen-Bing Gau (2018).Program Planning: Five Competencies. ChiayiAging and Education Research Center, National Chung Cheng University. ISBN978-986-05-5374-1