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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(26); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.062606.

Research on Cultivating Innovation and Practical Skills in Higher Vocational Education


Zhu Xinming

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Zhu Xinming

Wuxi Vocational College of Science and Technology, Wuxi, 214122, Jiangsu, China


This review explores the multifaceted dimensions of cultivating innovation and practical skills within vocational college students, emphasizing the synthesis of curricular content with industry realities. Despite the integral role that vocational education plays in molding industry-ready professionals, a discernible gap persists between academic curricula and practical, innovative industry requirements. This review navigates through the prevailing trends, such as project-based and work-integrated learning, technology utilization, and industry-academic collaborations, elucidating the pivotal role they play in enhancing educational outcomes. Moreover, it dives into the challenges and opportunities inherent within this educational landscape, exploring strategies to mitigate discrepancies between educational and industry paradigms and enhance the overall quality and relevancy of vocational education. From technological integration and curriculum development to industry partnerships and continuous adaptation models, a myriad of strategies and approaches are delineated, offering insights into navigating the complex, dynamic journey towards enhanced innovation and practicality within vocational education.


Innovation, Practical Skills, Vocational Education, Industry-Academic Collaboration, Technological Integration, Curriculum Development

Cite This Paper

Zhu Xinming. Research on Cultivating Innovation and Practical Skills in Higher Vocational Education. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 26: 29-36. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.062606.


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