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Case Study: Taiwanese Government Policy, STEM Education, and Industrial Revolution 4.0

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The government of Taiwan is pursuing a national strategy focused on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the associated developments in advanced manufacturing. As part of this strategy, the government is working with the secondary schools and with colleges to improve STEM education experiences and develop the country’s talent pipeline. This case shares the experience of FIRST Robotics Team 6191 TFG from Taipei First Girls High School, highlighting the educational approach, rich outside-school collaborations, and the manner in which the national government has engaged the teachers and students as leaders for the national effort. The case also shares the experience of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), also known as Taiwan Tech, and how NTUST is using a hands-on STEM tools to teach college students to learn knowledge and skills needed to design and manage production processes. A Taiwan-specific model of the STEM Technopolis virtuous cycle is shared.

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Yang, CL., Yang, YC., Chou, TA., Wei, HY., Chen, CY., Kuo, CH. (2020). Case Study: Taiwanese Government Policy, STEM Education, and Industrial Revolution 4.0. In: Zintgraff, C., Suh, S., Kellison, B., Resta, P. (eds) STEM in the Technopolis: The Power of STEM Education in Regional Technology Policy. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39851-4_9

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