THEME OF ASEP 2012]
Cooperation and Competition
Welcome to Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The main
theme selected in the conference of
Exchange Program 2012 is "Cooperation and Competition".
means a group of people work hard together to achieve vision under the same
purpose and competition means groups strive for some purpose with each other.
Both of them
are "dynamic process" behaviors for achieving goals. If there is only
competition, it will easily become rapacity; however, if there is only
cooperation, it will often become an empty and steady situation.
It seems that
both of them are incompatible, but it looks like the wisdom of "Ying"
and "Yang" in ancient Chinese philosophy.
of them are in confronting positions, they have relationship in dependence,
transformation, rising and falling and coexisting. The values created by them
are not only often seen at learning, but also heard from time to time in
business, society and international. By coincidence, the main theme of this
year has the same idea with one of the four ability indicators in international
education which is "Global Competitiveness" that announced in
"White Pater on International Education for Primary & Secondary
Schools" by Ministry of Education, Taiwan in Year 2011.
It is an important
issue that students of our country need to know and understand when facing international
exchange. This is, the work and tasks of the students in these few days are to
design all kinds of special topics and discussions according to the theme, "Cooperation
and Competition". Through these activities, they can enjoy to discover, analyze
and interpret significance of the theme and prepare for presentation of special
topic for the conference of Asian Students Exchange Program to increase their
own construction of cultural background and their own global awareness and