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Zhejiang's First Vocational Education Textbooks Development & Research Center Established in Wenzhou
Date:2021-02-03 11:31:11 Source:Wenzhou·China Fonts:[ Large Medium Small ]

On the afternoon of January 29th, Wenzhou Vocational Education Textbooks Development & Research Center (hereinafter referred to as WVETDRC) was inaugurated in Zhejiang Industry & Trade Vocational College (hereinafter referred to as ZITVC).

In December 2020, Department of Education of Zhejiang Province studied and formulated the “Action Plan for the Development of Textbooks in Universities, Primary and Secondary Schools in Zhejiang Province (2021-2023)” (hereinafter referred to as “Action Plan”). According to it, by 2023, Zhejiang will build 30 provincial-level textbooks development & research centers based on universities, teaching and research departments, and enterprises. WVETDRC is the first one of this kind in Zhejiang Province. It will give full play to the characteristics and advantages of vocational colleges, strengthen responsibility, efficient coordination and program implementation, and take on the important task of research on the vocational education textbooks in Wenzhou.

At the inauguration, the center signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Higher Education Press and Chaoxing E-book Platform to jointly develop and promote professional and domestic leading teaching standards and resources, establish high-quality basic courses, professional basic courses and develop core curriculum textbooks.

The staff of ZITVC stated that in recent years, they have actively explored the development and research of textbooks, and established a three-dimensional textbooks development mechanism of “integration of schools and enterprises”, “three-dimensional information resources” and “compliance with industrial dynamics”. The establishment of WVETDRC is to cooperate with other vocational colleges to explore and contribute to the research of Zhejiang Province’s vocational education textbooks, also, to connect with the construction of Wenzhou-Taizhou integrated vocational education for the development of vocational education textbooks and to enhance the linkage between regional economy and textbook development, so as to offer in-depth contribution to strengthening the “three education reform” of vocational colleges. Next, ZITVC will fully support WVETDRC and provide necessary talents, finance and other resources.

The officials of the Textbook Division of Department of Education of Zhejiang Province and Wenzhou Education Bureau congratulates the establishment of the Center. They point out that the vocational education textbooks development should give priority to profession and high-quality, characteristics and strength. The center should be built into a “test field” for textbooks and make remarkable contribution in the future.

After the inauguration, experts from Zhejiang Normal University, Wenzhou University, and Higher Education Press made special reports on the development of teaching materials. They interpreted policies and shared experiences from different perspectives. The directors of the Registrar Office of Wenzhou Polytechnic, Wenzhou Vocational College of Science and Technology, Zhejiang College of Security Technology, Zhejiang Oriental Vocational and Technical College and Zhejiang Industry & Trade Vocational College also exchanged views on the textbook development in each school.

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