Using tourism free-choice learning experiences to promote environmentally sustainable behaviour: The role of post-visit ‘action resources’

Ballantyne, Roy and Packer, Jan (2011) Using tourism free-choice learning experiences to promote environmentally sustainable behaviour: The role of post-visit ‘action resources’. Environmental Education Research, 17 2: 201-215. doi:10.1080/13504622.2010.530645

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Author Ballantyne, Roy
Packer, Jan
Title Using tourism free-choice learning experiences to promote environmentally sustainable behaviour: The role of post-visit ‘action resources’
Journal name Environmental Education Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1350-4622
1469-5871
Publication date 2011-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13504622.2010.530645
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 17
Issue 2
Start page 201
End page 215
Total pages 15
Place of publication Avon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract This paper argues the need for the providers of ecotourism and other free‐choice environmental learning experiences to promote the adoption of environmentally sustainable actions beyond their own sites, when visitors return to their home environments. Previous research indicates that although visitors often leave such experiences with a heightened awareness of conservation issues and intentions to adopt environmentally responsible behaviours, only a minority translate these intentions into real actions. Building on research and theory in relation to visitor experiences in free‐choice learning environments, the paper identifies three different stages in the educational process and proposes a strategy for facilitating the translation of visitors' behavioural intentions into the adoption of sustainable actions through the provision of post‐visit action resources.
Keyword Wildlife tourism
Ecotourism
Learning for sustainability
Free-choice learning
Action resources
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 14:08:57 EST by Dr Jan Packer on behalf of School of Tourism