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Balancing Professional and Liberal Education Ideals in Tourism and Hospitality Education
The issue of what constitutes a tourism and hospitality (T&H) degree has received considerable attention in a number of countries and has created significant debate — particularly addressing issues such as core knowledge requirements and accreditation.
The aim of this project is to map the T&H education curricula including core knowledge requirements and the pathways that students can take within the curricula space (e.g. from professional/vocational education to liberal education) in order to clarify what constitutes T&H education in the higher education environment. It necessarily includes consideration of relationships with leisure, events and convention management, sports, social science, environment and other related areas of study.
The project is underpinned by a commitment to establishing collaborative dialogue between industry, higher education and the academic community about the future of tourism and hospitality education and practice. It also responds to a raft of policy developments that are having transcendental impacts on international and Australian higher education environments.
Founded on respect for the diversity of tourism and hospitality degree offerings and the independence and autonomy of higher education institutions, the project responds to the growing need for a collective vision for T&H higher education.
CTLW Deputy Director, Associate Professor Dr Dianne Dredge is Project Leader. The project team comprises a number of representatives from a range of National universities.
For more information download the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) information flyer here.
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