Engage!2021 Hybrid Conference
The world is shifting at a tremendous speed, highlighting a myriad of important issues and challenges urgently needing attention, from global issues, including climate change, technology development, political situations, to regional issues, such as industrial transformation, population migration, and aging communities. The residual effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in life quality, education, and economy around the globe also call for new discussions for the future. Though higher education institutes mostly work and research independently, it is undeniable that the institute is still physically located within a region. Similarly, pedagogy and research does not stand alone from the social and cultural context in which the institute is physically situated. Higher education institutes, with the responsibilities of talent cultivation and city development, thus need to reimagine how to incorporate academic knowledge and research into enhancing societal equity and sustainability.
When faced with the drastic change of environment and industrial needs, how should individuals, organizations, and communities react and imagine the future? How can the research potentials of higher education institutes transform into the momentum of the reimagination, innovation and creation of local traditional knowledge and goods? One of the main focuses of this conference is therefore to inspire more discussion on reimagining education for cultivating students' imagination and future prospect and transforming them into practice.
Through the Engage!2021 conference, we hope to spark more discussion between regional revitalization, looking at the environment around us, and creativity, looking into the future before us. While listening to the stories and histories from our proximal surroundings, we learn from local wisdom and imagine new directions and pathways for the future of education, talent cultivation, and the community.
President, National Sun Yat-sen University
Online: Virtual Conference
Onsite: National Sun Yat-sen
Creative Problem Solving
Innovation and Creativity
University Social Responsibility
National Chengchi University,
Chair Professor of Assessment and Evaluation
SOU Director of Creativity Research & Programming
UNESCO Chair on Educational Ecosystems for Equity and Quality of Learning
Laura Ruth Johnson
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment, NIU
presented by Global Association of Chinese Creativity; NSYSU Social Engagement Center @ National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung ,Taiwan