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Doctoral Program of Educational Leadership and Technology Management

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Curriculum

The curriculum is made up of core courses and professional courses. The core courses include three-oriented course, educational policy and administration, technology management, and research methodologies. The professional courses are consisted of following two main areas “educational policy and leadership” and “educational innovation and management”. Current curriculum emphasized on facing internationalization, integrating information, excellent leadership, and technology management. 


  • Course Descriptions

D0463 Special Topics on Quantitative Methods (3/0): This course offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills related to statistics and quantitative models. The selected topics will focused on the educational leadership and technology management. Typical statistic models including ANOVA, Factor analysis, Regression analysis, ARIMA, MANOVA, and SEM will be discussed and practiced in class. Some of fuzzy statistics will also be addressed in this course.

D0464 Special Topics on Educational policy and Leadership (0/3): This course offers students in-depth investigation of the theories on educational policy and leadership. Policy process theories and new perspectives of leadership are covered. It explores current issues and analyzes cases to provoke students’ thinking.

D0465 Special Topics on Innovation and Management of Educational Technology (3/0): Due to the nature of fast developing educational technologies and the complexity in the diffusion process, the implementation of innovation within educational setting often times encounters challenges which may result in failure. This course aims to provide an overview of innovation diffusion process and strategies of change management. In addition, new trends in education will be addressed and discussed. The learners will also have an opportunity to practice the theories and methods learned in class.

D0466 Special Topics on Globalization, Information-oriented education, and Future-oriented Education (0/3): This course focuses on the topics of globalization, information-oriented education, and future-oriented education which are also the University’s “Triple Objectives of Education” established by the Founder of Tamkang University, Dr. Clement C. P. Chang. This course offers students in-depth investigation of the related theories and practices on these topics which will provide students with cross-disciplinary knowledge and international perspectives.

D0467 Special Topics on Curriculum and Instruction Leadership (0/3): This course provide students in-depth investigation of the theories of curriculum and instruction leadership. The course content includes international perspectives, national policies, trends, and latest issues in curriculum and instruction leadership. Both sharing and discussing are important ways in this course. The students will be asked to prepare and present a special topic focused on this field in class.

D0468 Special Topics on Digital Content Design (3/0): The course offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in related research and applications on e-learning and digital content design. The course content includes international perspectives, national policies , trends and latest issues in digital content design, including mobile learning and digital textbook, educational application in cloud computing, APP, game-based learning, and open educational resources (OERs), etc, as well as design guidelines and evaluation in digital content. The course is taught via a multi-disciplined approach, which includes oral and written communications, problem solving, group work, and special projects.

D0528 Special Topics on Total Quality Management in Education (0/3): This course explores the contemporary knowledge and techniques of Total Quality Management (TQM) and enables students to articulate and implement quality improvement processes in education. This course is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of TQM principles and practices, business excellence models, and an understanding of how to conduct a national quality award through successful cases. Students who complete this course will be able to critically appraise quality management techniques, and gain the information and skills needed to implement total quality practices.

D0529 Special Topics on Educational Information Management (3/0): This course offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills related to educational information management and its application in the implementation of online education. The content of this course includes the application and the effects of educational information management, the combination of different pedagogy (self-regulated learning, problem-based learning, game-based learning, collaborative learning, team-based learning. etc) with educational information management. The teacher and students in this course will also analyze the problems of teaching and identify the goals teaching and applications in E-learning.

D0530 Special Topics on E-learning (3/0): This course is a graduate level course designed to provide the student with the opportunity to critically explore, examine, evaluate, and experience the design, implementation, and the use of e-learning technologies for education. In this course the theoretical framework, historical development and practical applications of e-Learning movement will be examined.

D0531 Special Topics on Policy and Governor in Higher Education (0/3): This course provides specific topics related to educational policy and governance in higher education. The discussion will focus on the current policy and governance issues in the systems of developed countries. However, the course will also ask the participants to reflect the related issues in Taiwanese higher education system.

D0563 Special Topics on Emerging Educational Technology (0/3): This course provides students in-depth understanding of innovative and emerging educational technologies and their effects on students’ learning. The content of this course includes the applications of information and communication technologies (ICT), ubiquitous learning, mobile learning, flipped classroom, mobile applications (APP), Massive open online courses (MOOCs), educational games, eye tracker, and social networking sites (SNSs) for learning. The potential issues of new educational technologies, and their applications and effects will also be discussed and explored in this course.

D0564 Special Topics on Development in Culture and Educational Industries (3/0): This course is devoted to explore the development of a wide variety of commercial businesses and nonprofit organizations in cultural and educational industries. Through literature review, field studies and cases analysis, this course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of basic concepts and theories of management, strategic analysis of the management policies in which organizations operate to effective problem solving and decision making, and critical thinking of what actions entrepreneurs take to maximize value creation and social responsibilities.

D5032 Special Topics on Learning Technology and Application (0/3): This course provides students in-depth investigation of the current issues of learning technology and application. The selected topics will focused on the relationship between the core of instructional design and the newest learning technology and applications. Students have to pinpoint the specific issues and have an opportunity to integrate the learning theories and latest technologies in class.

Special Topics on Higher Education and University Instruction (0/3): This course consists of five components. First, it explores the development and evolution of ideas and the spirit of a university; second, it examines recent development trends and reform directions of higher education in advanced countries; third, it investigates current issues, strategies and perspectives of higher education and university instruction in Taiwan; fourth, it enquires about the impact of the knowledge-based economy on higher education and university instruction; and finally, it describes advances in the overall quality and competitiveness of higher education.

Special Topics on International and Comparative Education
This course introduces students to the theoretical foundations of comparative and international education, as well as a range of topics and issues influencing the field. At the end of this course, students should be able to think about their own school or educational system within a global context, and have a solid understanding of how to internationally compare.

Academic Calendar

Please read through the following TKU academic calendar and note down important dates and events for foreign students. The academic calendar is a vital point of reference for your future studies at TKU.

Fall Semester, 2018
Aug 1 Fall Semester Begins
Aug 2 University Teaching Faculty Evaluation Committee Meeting, 2018
Aug 7 Student Recruitment Committee Meeting
Aug 7 ~ 13 Fall semester course enrollment for undergraduates and new graduates
Aug 8 ~ 9 Seminar for Newly elected Chair persons of School Year 2018
Aug 13 Application Deadline of PhD program
Aug 14 In-person enrollment day for transfer students
Aug 25 New student PTA meeting、Dormitory Open House
Aug 28 ~ 30 Courses enrollment for undergraduate freshmen, transfer students, and 1st year graduate students
Sep 3 ~ 4 Registration for students of foreign nationality, Mainland China, and Overseas Chinese
Sep 4 Teaching workshop for newly hired faculty
Sep 3 ~ 21 Information of Enrollment status available for online checking
Sep 5 Seminars for newly hired faculty, and overseas students orientation, 2018
Sep 6 ~ 7 Make-Up Final Exam for Spring Semester of 2017 (including classes of Evening Programs)
Sep 6 Opening Ceremony for freshmen of Liberal Arts, Engineering, Foreign Languages, International Studies, all departments in Education College
Medical Check-ups and campus safety lectures for all department in Science, Business Management, all departments in Global Development College (undergrads, graduates, evening program, transfers) (Global Development College Lan-Yang holds events in Lan-Yang Campus.)
Sep 7 Opening Ceremony for freshmen of Science, Business Management, all departments in Global Development College (undergrads, graduates, students of evening programs, transfers) Medical Check-ups and campus safety lectures for Liberal Arts, Engineering, Foreign Languages, International Studies, all departments in Education College
Sep 7 Deadline for enrollment and payment
Sep 10 Classes begin
Sep 10 ~ 26 Application Deadline for "Certificate of Credited Programs"
Sep 17 ~ 28 Application Period for waivers of military training and nursing courses, "TKU Quality Awards" and "Quality Management Circle Competition"
Sep 17 ~ 25 Drop Add week
Sep 19 Student Recruitment Committee Meeting
Sep 21 The 162nd Administrative Meeting
Sep 24 Day-Off for Mid-Autumn Festival (no classes)
Sep 26 Meeting for TKU Anniversary planning
Oct 10 National Day of the Republic of China (no classes)
Oct 11 2018 National Disaster Prevention Day – earthquake evacuation drills and practices and promotions of disaster prevention activities
Oct 13 Seminar for innovation in areas of teaching and administration
Oct 17 Curriculum Committee Meeting
Oct 19 Student Recruitment Committee Meeting
Oct 22 Completion of 1/3 of the semester (students who defer or discontinue study will not be able to apply 2/3 refund of their tuition payment after this date)
Oct 22 ~ Nov 4 Mid-term teaching performance evaluation week
Oct 24 The School Affairs Meeting
Oct 26 Academic Affairs Meeting
Oct 29 ~ Nov 26 Application for Graduate Degree Exam.
Nov 2 School Affairs Meeting (for Budgeting)
Nov 3 TKU Anniversary Celebration、Alumni Homecoming Day (Lanyang campus)
Nov 8 TKU 68th Founding Anniversary
Nov 9 Yearly Teaching Faculty Evaluation Committee Meeting, 2018
Nov 12 ~ Nov 18 Mid-Term Exams week
Nov 12 ~ Dec 7 Roster Submission period for the students who have elected credited curriculum
Nov 30 The 163rd Administrative Meeting
Dec 3 Completion of 2/3 of the semester (students who defer or discontinue study will not be able to apply 1/3 refund of their tuition payment after this date)
Dec 3 ~ 7 Mid-semester Drop
Dec 6 ~ 7 The 2nd Period of Evaluation on School Affairs by MOE
Dec 3 ~ Jan 13, 2019 Examinations for Graduate Degrees
Dec 12 Recruitment Committee meeting
Dec 12 The Assignment of Newly Hired Teaching Faculty Meeting
Dec 17 ~ 30 The Week of Teaching Evaluation
Dec 28 The 164th Administrative Meeting (Chair persons of all departments and student reps are to participate)
Dec 31 Day-Off (No Class)( make-up work-day on 12/22 or decided by the teacher)
Jan 1, 2019 National Day of the Republic of China (no classes)
Jan 2 Application Deadline for deferral of Study
Jan 7 ~ 13 Final Exam Week
Jan 7 ~ 31 Final grades available for online checking
Jan 14 ~ 22 Preliminary Courses Enrollment for Spring Semester
Jan 15 Year-End Performance Review of the Military Training Office [Move to 22nd when conflicting with the Meeting of National Principals of Colleges]
Jan 18 General Affairs Performance Evaluation Meeting
Jan 23 Recruitment Committee meeting
Jan 31 End of Fall Semester

Spring Semester, 2019
Feb 1 The Beginning of Spring Semester
Feb 1 ~ 14 Chinese New Year Holidays (From 2/02 to 2/10; 2/04--New Year's Eve)
Feb 15 Faculty and Staff Begin with office hours; Deadline of Enrollment and Payment
Feb 18 Classes begin
Feb 18 ~ Mar 1 Enrollment Status available for online checking
Feb 23 ~ 24 Make Exam for Fall Semester (Including Students of Evening Programs)
Feb 25 ~ Mar 5 Drop and Add Period
Feb 25 ~ Mar 1 Application Period to waive "National Defense Military Training / Nursing Courses"
Feb 28 Peace Memorial Day (no classes)
Mar 1 Day-Off (make-up class schedule decided by the teacher、make-up work-day complied with National Policy)
Mar 7 ~ 13 Application Period for transfer of academic major 2018
Mar 8 ~ 15 Application Period for Teacher Education Program
Mar 15 165th Administrative Meeting
Mar 18 ~ 31 Mid-term teaching performance evaluation survey period
Mar 18 ~ Apr 26 Application Period for the Graduate Degrees Examinations
Mar 22 Total Quality Management Seminar
Mar 23 Spring Festival -Departments and graduate schools are to invite alumni for homecoming
Mar 27 Students Recruitment Committee Meeting
Apr 1 Completion of 1/3 of the semester (students who defer or discontinue studies after this date will not be able to get 2/3 of initial tuition payment as refund)
Apr 1 ~ 3 Teaching Observation Period
Apr 4 Children's Day (no classes)
Apr 5 Tomb Sweeping Day (no classes)
Apr 8 Deadline for 2/3 refund of initial tuition payment ( The students who defer or discontinue studies)
Apr 17 Student Affairs Meeting
Apr 19 166th Administrative Meeting (Chair Persons of all departments and student representatives are to participate)
Apr 22 ~ 28 Mid-Term Examinations
Apr 22 ~ May 17 Roster Submission for the students who have elected credited curriculum
May 1 Students Recruitment Committee Meeting、Earthquake evacuation drills and disaster prevention activities for College of Education building on Dan-Sui Campus
May 1 ~ Jul 7 Examinations for Graduate Degrees
May 3 Preparatory Meeting for Graduation Commencement Ceremony
May 6 ~ 10 Group Application of Graduating Seniors Period for Military Service Waiver
May 8 Teaching faculty Evaluation Committee Meeting, 2019
May 8 ~ 21 Application period of double major / minor curriculum, 2019
May 9 Earthquake evacuation drills and disaster prevention activities for College of Education building on Dan-Sui Campus
May 10 Curriculum Committee Meeting
May 13 Completion of 2/3 of the semester (students who defer or discontinue studies after this date will not be able to get 1/3 of initial tuition payment as refund)
May 13 ~ 17 Mid-Term Course-Drop period
May 17 Interview and Selection of Candidates for Teacher Education Program
May 17 Academic Affairs Meeting Academic Affairs Meeting
May 20 Graduating Seniors' Application Deadline for Deferring Study (include students with extended study)
May 20 ~ 26 Teaching performance evaluation (subjects offered to graduating students)
May 22 Teaching faculty Evaluation Committee Meeting, 2019
May 24 167th Administration Meeting (for budgeting)
May 27 ~ Jun 2 Examinations for graduating seniors, four-year college and five-year architecture
May 27 ~ Jun 9 Teaching performance evaluation (subjects offered to non-graduating students)
May 27 ~ Jun 14 Semester Final Grades of Graduating Seniors are available for online checking
May 31 General Affairs Meeting
Jun 1 Graduation Ceremony at Lan Yang Campus
Jun 3 ~ 28 Application Period for Credited Curriculum Certificates
Jun 5 Students Recruitment Committee Meeting
Jun 7 Dragon Boat Festival (No Class)
Jun 10 Application Deadline for deferring or discontinuing study of non-graduating students
Jun 14 Make-up Exams for Graduating Seniors including Evening Programs
Jun 14 81st School Affairs Meeting (for budgeting)
Jun 15 Graduation Commencement
Jun 17 ~ 23 Final Examinations
Jun 17 ~ Jul 15 Final Grades of Spring Semester are available for online checking
Jul 1 –  Aug 31 No office hours from 7/08~7/11; No office hours on all Fridays in this period
Jul 1 –  Jul 5 On-Board-Together Program -- 2018 Seminar for leaders of all student clubs
Jul 31 Spring Semester ends


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