Graduate Institute of Mathematics & Science Education
GIMSE is the only academic institution in the area of Yunlin, Chiayi & Tainan to provide training in mathematics and science education. The major objectives are to cultivate researchers, and teachers at both formal and informal educational institutions. Research focuses are on curriculum development, teaching strategies, and assessment techniques at the elementary and secondary school levels.
GIMSE includes mathematics education and science education. Students are required to complete 34 credits, in addition to 6 thesis credits. The core courses include methodology, math/science education, and foundation for math, science, and computer science.
After receiving the master degree, students will obtained the needed abilities to be successful in one of the following pursuits: enter a Ph.D. program or become a teacher at either a formal or informal educational institution.
Development Policies and Characteristics
The graduate institute of mathematics and science education is a response to the calls for teacher education and for the educational research. Two main aims are emphasized. One is to enhance mathematics and science teachers’ professional knowledge and abilities. The order is to cultivate mathematics and science education researchers. In addition, the graduate students are encouraged to engage in informal education, including textbook writing, developing teaching medium and devoting to museum education or cram school.
Based on history and philosophy of mathematics and science, psychology, sociology and methodology, both of theories and practice in mathematics and science education are highlighted to plan the courses. Four objectives are shown as follows:
1.Enable students to possess belief, knowledge and practice about mathematics and science education.
2.Enable students to conduct the researches in mathematics and science education.
3.Enable students to develop, design and evaluate mathematics and science curriculum.
4.Enable students to implement mathematics and science teaching and assess its effect.
1.Professionalism in Mathematics/Science Education
2.Problem Solving and Innovation
3.Humanistic Care, Ecological and Environmental Concerns
4.Communication, Coordination and Leadership