Building a stronger future: balancing professional and liberal education ideals in tourism and hospitality education

Project Information

Year Funded:2009
Grant (ex GST):$201,000
Project Status:Completed
Project Reference:CG9-1020
Program:Competitive Grants
Project Keywords:Accreditation, Curricula space, Liberal education, Pathways, Stakeholder-centred, Tourism and hospitality education, Values approach, Vocational

Lead Institution

Southern Cross University
Southern Cross University

Partner Institutions

James Cook University, The University of Queensland, University of South Australia, Victoria University

Project Team

Associate Professor Dianne Dredge (Project Leader), Dr Pierre Benckendorff, Ms Michelle Day, Dr Michael J. Gross, Mr Paul Weeks, Dr Paul Whitelaw, Ms Maree Walo, Ms Karyn Rendall

Abstract

The aim of this project is to clarify what constitutes tourism and hospitality (TH) education in the Australian higher education environment. This will be achieved by mapping TH curriculums, including core knowledge and skill requirements, and pathways through the curricular space. This project will involve an analysis of current programs in the Australian TH education environment. Data will be collected from university managers, students, educators and employers about the future of TH education, core knowledge and skills, and the ideal balance between liberal and vocational education in higher TH education. The outcomes of this project will: (1) inform strategic decision-making within universities about TH education; (2) provide practical level guidance about curriculum renewal to program coordinators and administrators, and to those dealing with articulations admissions, credit applications, and partnership arrangements with other universities and education providers; (3) inform curriculum content, graduate skills, and knowledge requirements; and (4) inform discussions about TH accreditation.

Resources

Building a stronger future: balancing professional and liberal education ideals in tourism and hospitality education

Dianne Dredge, Pierre Benckendorff, Michele Day, Michael J. Gross, Maree Walo, Paul Weeks, Paul A. Whitelaw
Southern Cross University
2012
Southern Cross University
The University of Queensland, University of South Australia, Victoria University
Final Report Download Document (440.54 KB)
Evalutation Download Document (837.79 KB)
Curriculum Design Download Document (523.98 KB)
Analysis of Undergraduate Education Download Document (896.23 KB)
Influcences on Undergraduate Education Download Document (443.21 KB)
Stakeholders and Curriculum Development Download Document (1.2 MB)

The information on this project's page was updated 9 April, 2013.

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