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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(16); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061603.

Integration Research of General Education and Professional Education in Chinese Applied Universities


Ying Wang

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Ying Wang

College of Education, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China


The principle of 'student-centered' is the fundamental concept followed in the cultivation of high-quality undergraduate talents and educational reform. General education aims for the holistic development of individuals, while professional education emphasizes the mastery of specialized knowledge and skills needed in society. The purpose of education is to cultivate character and abilities in students, as they need to mature as responsible individuals and excel in their chosen fields. Therefore, in the perspective of 'student-centered', applied universities cannot neglect both general and professional education. In the process of integrating 'general education' and 'professional education' in Chinese applied universities, three main issues have emerged: deviations in educational philosophy, barriers in curriculum design, and drawbacks in educational management. From the viewpoint of 'student-centered', a path for the integration of 'general education' and 'professional education' in Chinese applied universities is proposed: build upon students' development as the foundation and deepen the philosophy of integrating 'general education' and 'professional education'; orientate the learning process towards students' needs and integrate the curriculum systems of 'general education' and 'professional education'; set students' learning outcomes as the primary goal and improve the management system of the integrated 'general education' and 'professional education.


Application-oriented university, General education, Professional education, "General professional" education integration, Student-centered

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Ying Wang. Integration Research of General Education and Professional Education in Chinese Applied Universities. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 16: 18-22. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061603.


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