Shift of Didactical Paradigm towards Practical Demands of Wind Power Sector——Reflective Study on Experience from Sino-German Wind Power Programme
VTE English Edition - VTE English Edition NO.1, 2014

By Liu Bangxiang

Since 2006, the rapid development of wind power generation in China caused great challenges to qualification of technical staff. Since 2009, some colleges of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) established “wind power and energy technology” as a separate learning provision, and intended to overcome the popular teaching paradigm to instruct theoretical knowledge in isolated subjects, instead, made efforts to qualify the learners to deal with real problems at site of wind farms. However, the first cohorts of college graduates were still not capable to satisfy the practical demands. The “China Wind Power Programme” (CWPP), a project within the Sino-German technical cooperation, supports China’s capacity-building for the wind power sector since 2005. Expected to deliver best practice for demand-oriented TVET, which is advocated by Chinese Educational Authorities since years.(Annex