Since its official inception in 2005, CELAP has pushed forward the training of site visits by using its geological advantage. By moving classroom into the forefront of reform and opening-up, CELAP participants could interact lively with local officials and entrepreneurs, who act as teachers during the training.
After years of development, CELAP has expanded site-visit teaching among its participants. By mid-2012, the number of sites for on-the-spot training has surpassed 300, which can be found in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. Besides, the institution has tapped more than 400 on-the-spot training courses. It also drafted three sets of textbooks for site visits, including the “Red – Historical Mission of CPC,” the “Blue – Upholding Reform and Opening-up,” and the “Green –Scientific Development and All-around Development.”
CELAP’s on-the-spot training transforms economic and social development experiences into unique teaching resources by moving classrooms outside of campus and turning reform practitioners into teachers. Firstly, a network of site visits has taken shape in Shanghai and Yangtze River Delta. Secondly, site visits focus on the new experiences, new theories and new endeavor in reform and opening-up and the construction of socialist with Chinese characteristics. Thirdly, sites visits emphasize practice and interaction between participants and lecturers. Fourthly, a win-win mechanism has been established between CELAP and local governments.