Department of Social Studies Education aims to foster social studies teachers specifically for secondary schools. The social studies teacher candidates engage in learning knowledge in all the social sciences ranging from politics, economy, society, and culture, discusses the learned knowledge by linking it to the question of school education and the curricular issues, and analyzing and interpreting diverse-ranging empirical data. Through such educational training, the would-be teachers develop knowledge in school subjects and the curricular perspective that are required for desirable social studies class teaching, and cultivate the comprehensive, integral, and critical comprehension of social phenomena in general.
Educational Goals of Departments
- Cultivating the ability for integral and critical thinking and understanding of the phenomena that occur in human society.
- Upgrading the specialty in classroom teaching and school administration as is required in the era of global multiculturalism.
- Actively developing the ability to apply and utilize a specialist perspective on education in various areas of the society.
Students Envisioned by Departments
Multi-tasking education professionals as needed in a global multicultural society.