The vision of IE2.0,’Connecting with the World’ is based on the realization of the three goals (i) ‘Cultivating Global Citizens,’ (ii) ‘Promoting Education Internationalization,’ and (iii) ‘Expanding Global Exchanges,’ which are explained as follows：
Goal 1: Cultivating Global Citizens
Talents cultivated in primary and secondary schools must be equipped with the Knowledge, skills and attitudes needed in the era of internationalization and globalization so that they can successfully adapt themselves to the future global environment. This is not different from the direction of cultivating ‘internationalized talents with national identity, international literacy global cooperation and global responsibility’ in IE1.0.
- Demonstrating national values
Talents possess an understanding of their national characteristics, their nations contributions to the world, its level of international competitiveness as well as the evaluation of their own nation’s performance in the global context, thus establishing self-esteem and confidence about their own culture.
- Respecting diverse cultures with international understanding
Talent should recognize the diversity of international cultures, from understanding and respecting to appreciating the value of different cultures in the world. Furthermore, they should be able to put the concept of world peace into practical action.
- Strengthening international mobility
Talents acknowledge the importance of developing internationalization competency, especially in foreign languages, inquiry and critical thinking. ICT application and cross-cultural communication so that they can put these skills into action and devote themselves to lifelong learning.
- Fulfilling the responsibilities of a global citizen
Talents acknowledge and respect universal human rights and moral responsibilities, comprehend the plight and situation of disadvantaged people in the world, understand the concept of global sustainable development and its implementation in daily life.
Goal 2: Promoting Education Internationalization
Students should study in a student-centered international environment which will make them aware that participating in education internationalization activities is positive and encouraging. It can contribute to the accumulation of learning achievements that enhance their global mobility.
IE1.0 was implemented only for domestic students, and education internationalization activities were limited to three goals: ’integration of IE and national curricula,’ ‘reception and exchange’ and ‘overseas exchanges and internship.’
IE2.0 extends participants to include foreign students: the implementation content has also been greatly expanded. For the integration of IE into courses, ‘bilingual curricula’ and ‘international courses’ programs have been added. For outbound domestic students, ‘short-term study tours and student exchanges,’ and ‘studying abroad’ have been added to programs; for inbound foreign students to our nation, inbound ‘short-term study tours and student exchange’ and ‘studying abroad’ have been extended.
Goal 3: Expanding Global Exchanges
A national operation mechanism should be established to connect with educational authorities, which internally integrates resources and demands of internationalization in primary and secondary schools. Externally, it is the single contact point for overseas exchange and communication. On the one hand, it assists primary and secondary schools to find international partnerships. On the other hand, it simplifies the communication channel between foreign countries and our nation in conducting exchanges.