Augmenting food and beverage management education with experiential activities

Robinson, Richard N. S. and Kralj, Anna (2011). Augmenting food and beverage management education with experiential activities. In: 9th APacCHRIE Conference. Hospitality and Tourism Education: From a Vision to an Icon. Conference Proceedings. 9th APacCHRIE Conference, Hong Kong, China, (). 2-5 June 2011.

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Author Robinson, Richard N. S.
Kralj, Anna
Title of paper Augmenting food and beverage management education with experiential activities
Conference name 9th APacCHRIE Conference
Conference location Hong Kong, China
Conference dates 2-5 June 2011
Proceedings title 9th APacCHRIE Conference. Hospitality and Tourism Education: From a Vision to an Icon. Conference Proceedings
Place of Publication Hong Kong
Publisher The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
Total pages 19
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The purpose of this paper is to investigate how utilising hands-on workshops and field trips within food and beverage (F&B) education might augment the student experience and learning outcomes. A case study approach is used. Classroom surveys responding to three F&B activities are analysed using SPSS and qualitative comments are used as supporting evidence. The findings suggest that students respond positively to hands-on workshop activities when incorporated into classroom learning and that further opportunities exist to combine theoretical and practical applications of F&B knowledge in the university classroom. Although a limited study in scope this research provides a rich context to add to the body of knowledge on hospitality experiential learning, especially those predominantly in classroom settings, which also augment the student experience. The workshop activities are discussed in detail such that it can inform educator practice. As the trend in hospitality education, across the West at least, is program consolidation, which may further impact practical learning opportunities, this research makes a timely and valuable contribution.
Keyword Food and beverage education
Hospitality management
Experiential learning
Student experience
Q-Index Code E1
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Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Mon, 01 Aug 2011, 21:56:42 EST by Mr Richard Robinson on behalf of School of Tourism