Blending the vocational and the liberal: A snapshot of tourism and hospitality undergraduate degrees at Australian universities

Day, Michele, Walo, Maree, Weeks, Paul, Dredge, Dianne, Benckendorff, Pierre, Gross, Michael J. and Whitelaw, Paul (2011). Blending the vocational and the liberal: A snapshot of tourism and hospitality undergraduate degrees at Australian universities. In: Michael J. Gross, Tourism: Creating a Brilliant Blend: Proceedings of the 21st Annual CAUTHE Conference. Council of Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Educators National Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (1-6). 8-11 February 2011.

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Author Day, Michele
Walo, Maree
Weeks, Paul
Dredge, Dianne
Benckendorff, Pierre
Gross, Michael J.
Whitelaw, Paul
Title of paper Blending the vocational and the liberal: A snapshot of tourism and hospitality undergraduate degrees at Australian universities
Conference name Council of Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Educators National Conference
Conference location Adelaide, SA, Australia
Conference dates 8-11 February 2011
Proceedings title Tourism: Creating a Brilliant Blend: Proceedings of the 21st Annual CAUTHE Conference
Place of Publication Adelaide, SA, Australia
Publisher School of Management, University of South Australia
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780987050700
0987050702
Editor Michael J. Gross
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary As part of a wider study attempting to clarify the liberal and vocational blend within tourism and hospitality degree curricula, this paper reports on interim findings of an analysis of tourism and hospitality programs at Australian universities. While issues have been identified such as complex degree structures, cumbersome university websites and inconsistency of terminology used, some preliminary observations have emerged. There appears to be a move towards business-oriented units (with these often being generic units provided on a faculty- or university-wide basis), increasing evidence of pathways in conjunction with other education providers, minimum research and project units as well as minimal evidence of internship/industry placement as core components of degrees. The limitations of this type of analysis are also identified: it can provide a snapshot of degree content, but deeper understanding must be gained from those making decisions about course content.
Keyword Tourism
Hospitality
University
Curriculum
Liberal
Vocational
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Wed, 04 May 2011, 11:29:56 EST by Dr Pierre Benckendorff on behalf of School of Tourism