2016 International Conference on innovation studies: a human-centered event
|Chan Chih-yu (詹志禹) hosts the conference. Photo: Ho Li-wen(何立文).|
|Scholars gather and discuss at International Conference on Innovation Studies. Photo: Ho Li-wen(何立文).|
By Xie Yi-ting (謝宜婷)
National Chengchi University (NCCU) education professor Chan Chih-yu (詹志禹) said on Nov. 12 that human-related issues were the highlights of the 2016 International Conference on Innovation Studies, which was organized by the Center for Creativity and Innovation Studies at Research and Innovation-Incubation Center (RIIC) between Nov. 12 and Nov. 13.
“We want to introduce educational innovation and undertake an educational enterprise to assure education itself and students’ learning environment,” Chan said.
The professor said that education innovation was not limited to the changes of pedagogy. Education innovation included the revival of declining industry in the village where the school was located. He said that education could not prolong without industry because it was difficult for students to learn in the poor environment so it was important to strike a balance between life and survival.
Wu Se-hwa (吳思華), professor of College of Commerce at NCCU, said that the value of higher education was to promote the significance of humanism to the public, that he would encourage professors to apply for Program of Humanistic Innovation and Social Practice when he was NCCU president. Wu said that the society was undergoing the changes from enterprise innovation to humanistic innovation and humans should use different logic in different stages of innovation.
The biennial conference is held under the Innovation Studies, TOP University Project promoted by Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Science and Technology. It was the third time for NCCU to host this event.