16 Students, 2 destinations, 1 trip: Educating students through an innovative knowledge exchange based internship

Breakey, Noreen, Robinson, Richard, Ruhanen, Lisa and Craig-Smith, Stephen J. (2010). 16 Students, 2 destinations, 1 trip: Educating students through an innovative knowledge exchange based internship. In: Proceedings of CAUTHE 2010: Challenge the Limits. 20th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (1-12). 8-11 February 2010.

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Author Breakey, Noreen
Robinson, Richard
Ruhanen, Lisa
Craig-Smith, Stephen J.
Title of paper 16 Students, 2 destinations, 1 trip: Educating students through an innovative knowledge exchange based internship
Conference name 20th Annual Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference
Conference location Hobart, TAS, Australia
Conference dates 8-11 February 2010
Convener School of Management at the University of Tasmania
Proceedings title Proceedings of CAUTHE 2010: Challenge the Limits
Place of Publication Hobart, TAS, Australia
Publisher University of Tasmania
Publication Year 2010
Year available 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781862955608
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper reports on the development, implementation and key outcomes of a tourism internship program, revolving around a ‘destination immersion experience’ comprising both work and research experience objectives. The project was conceptualised to establish collaboration between regional tourism communities and the higher education sector to enhance destination competitiveness and sustainability through workforce development and community engagement. The foundation of the project is embedded within academic-industry partnerships, student learning and engagement, and knowledge exchange. These three themes are addressed in the paper in terms of both the opportunities and challenges associated with the immersion-style 10 day internship period delivered concurrently in two regional destinations, as are lessons for tourism educators.
Keyword Tourism education
Internship
Industry partnerships
Knowledge exchange
Q-Index Code E1
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Institutional Status UQ

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