Universitas Indonesia Conferences, The 4th International Conference of Vocational Higher Education

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The Cultural Heritage Education under Industry 4.0 ~ a curriculum reform in Taiwan~
Kae-Cherng Yang

Last modified: 2019-06-29


The university is a crucial supporter of social education. It must be able to discover the urgent social needs and provide favorable problem-solving services. Global warming is a common problem faced by the whole world; professors in universities are responsible to somethings solving this global challenge. Therefore, technical education, purporting to well prepare professional people with knowledge and skills, plays a reliable role to solve this problem through developing effective curricula regarding renewable energy and energy saving. The conventional perception of cultural heritage focuses on the conservation and protection of traditional materials and techniques. While encountering the challenges of global warming, the current institutes of technology are supposed to highly value the natural materials in traditional technology such as wood, bamboo, earth and related crafts for students’ knowledge building. This remodeled course “Wood and bamboo cultural heritage” is collaboratively developed and jointly promoted by five faculty members in the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology. This course aims to discover the new functions of traditional materials and technology, the attractive approaches to write narrative scripts, the techniques of digital records, and finally the development into promotional textbooks with English for global distribution. This study will document the planning and teaching process of this integrative forward-looking curriculum in a participatory approach to explore the best practice and effects.