History and Development
As the leading normal university in Taiwan, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) has provided distinguished academic services. NTNU will continue to devote a lot of efforts to upgrading teaching quality, educating students, and enhancing research outcomes. In the 90’s, a massive number of new universities/colleges were established, which led to a shortage in government funding. Therefore, the Ministry of Education proposed the aim for “Top University Project” to encourage universities/colleges to enhance research qualities. In order to integrate and organize all available academic resources at NTNU and to provide services to every teacher and student at NTNU, The Center for Teaching and Learning Development (CTLD) was established in September, 2007. We pursue to create an innovative learning environment, perfect teaching methods, refine overall learning communities, and build an effective educational network.
The 2 major purposes of CTLD are:
- To help the faculty develop and advance professional teaching skills. We coordinate and integrate all available teaching resources on campus. We provide supports, map out strategies, and hold workshops and seminars related to innovative teaching methods and technologies. We also help to solve pedagogical difficulties and improve teaching quality. We encourage and provide grant for faculty’s proposals of enhancing teaching quality.
- To help students progress in learning. We provide adequate consultations and tutoring services. Award plans are offered to encourage students to establish self-learning mechanisms and improve their own academic competitiveness.
Center for Teaching and Learning Development, NTNU Room 103, Pu Building, No. 162 HePing East Road, Section 1, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C.