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"We can emphasize several concepts on our life education, and love is a very fundamental one; also other religions have their common basic values of life education.  Our life education was not considered from the beginning, it started with the exhibition of the Museum of World Religions and later on we have the life education; therefore, we need to take both into account. "

This is the talk of the museum's educational promotion from the first honorary curator Mr. Han Pao-The.  Just as mentioned by Mr. Han, the museum's educational promotion started from the exhibition itself, collaborating with exhibitions such as life journey, and world religions, etc. so that the audience of all ages can understand the museum's exhibits.  Although the museum's focus is on religions, but the religion is not an important teaching subject in Taiwanese schools.  However, the life education is an important issue on campus.  When a teacher does not know how to forward the life education, the museum's Hall of Life Journey is the best situational field teaching of life education; it becomes a place of extended life education for schools.

The relationship of religious artifacts and arts is already close.  Since ancient times, arts have existed for the sake of religions. The audience will learn the value of life from the religious knowledge and contents enabling the audience to appreciate the exhibition of religious arts, architecture, designs, and further to appreciate life; thus it has also become an important concept of promoting educational activities for the museum.  The past few years we have held many kinds of activities collaborating with the theme of special exhibition such as the artists' workshops, children's summer camps, field visits, and theme-based seminars, etc. to help understand foreign cultures and enjoy the beauty of exotic arts; meanwhile we can bring the arts into daily life and experience life aesthetics.

At the same time of promoting aesthetic education, the "new residents" has become an important topic.  The foreign population in Taiwan increases every year. We are exposed unnoticeably in foreign cultures whether in the kindergarten or in the high school campus, in the community or in the workplace.  Therefore in the recent years, the schools have begun to reinforce the multicultural education and related activities considering children's developing environment.  However, how can we convey the mutual respect and tolerance of diverse cultures in an interesting way of teaching?  Museum's conception of "respecting each belief, accepting each ethnic group, loving each life," becomes a core value of multicultural education.  In 2009 the museum launched the "Multicultural Campus Touring Exhibition Program," from the museum's exhibitions to the production of display panels and teaching tools of every country's rite of passage.  Schools can borrow freely museum exhibits, and the museum's staff can go to the campus to conduct teaching demonstration, so that teachers can carry out the demonstrative and experiential teaching for students.  Since the launch of campus touring exhibition, schools have actively applied for the tools.  In 2010, the museum decided to re-launch "Campus Touring Exhibition Program" with the theme of every country's festivals so that more schools had the opportunity to engage in alternative multicultural activities.

It would be just a talk if without the volunteers' involvement in the museum's exhibitions and various promotional and educational activities.  In 2005, the museum officially established a volunteer team who went through rigorous recruitment process, training and practical operation, so that the volunteers can provide best services to the visitors and participators in educational activities.  In 2011, the number of volunteers reached to 192; the team has become the most complete manpower and organization among the museums' volunteer teams in the New Taipei City.  In 2009, the team won government's recognition a "Superior Volunteer Team Award" from Cultural Affairs Department, New Taipei City Government.

In 2005, the museum established the children's hall called "Looking for Fantasy Beast in Love Forest"; the museum's life education thus entered into preschool kids.  "Love" is a very abstract concept; in the children's Hall, the museum applies a variety of interactive devices and a magical forest situation so that through the sensory application, the preschool children can learn various forms of love in daily life.  We also created a fantasy animal "Milo" so that children can learn to care from the cute animals.  Along with the establishment of children's hall, the museum's teaching resources of life education started for preschool kids.  The activity of "Rainbow Witch Telling Stories" was created in such a concept, which accompanied children spending their weekend afternoon through fun learning and picture books to understand the value of education.

Looking back at the past 10 years, MWR’s educational focus “life education” has been greatly promoted by different sections of society, including volunteers, teachers, staff, and others who worked on quietly. In the past decade, MWR has laid a solid foundation for life education. In the future decade, MWR will strive to make life education blossom throughout different places.