Institute of Vocational and Adult Education


The Institute for Vocational and Adult Education is engaged in personnel training and scientific research in disciplines of Vocational and Technical Education and Adult Education. It is a high level research base, which offers training for both master’s and doctoral students. Research fields include: the Basic Theories and Policies of Vocational and Adult Education, Vocational Curriculum and Pedagogy, Vocational Teacher Education, Adult Education and Corporate Training etc. The Institute has participated in many important research projects at home and abroad such as Ministry of Education’s “Research on Vocational Education and Urban Rural Development” and UNESCO’s “International Vocational Education Teachers’ Curriculum Standards for Postgraduate Studies”. The Institute introduced and developed systematic curriculum and action-oriented learning theories, which offer guidance in the development of the vocational education curriculum and teaching reform in China.