Travel and learning: A neglected tourism research area

Falk, John H., Ballantyne, Roy, Packer, Jan and Benckendorff, Pierre (2012) Travel and learning: A neglected tourism research area. Annals of Tourism Research, 39 2: 908-927. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2011.11.016

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Author Falk, John H.
Ballantyne, Roy
Packer, Jan
Benckendorff, Pierre
Title Travel and learning: A neglected tourism research area
Journal name Annals of Tourism Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0160-7383
Publication date 2012-04
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.annals.2011.11.016
Volume 39
Issue 2
Start page 908
End page 927
Total pages 20
Editor Caroline Winter
Place of publication East Park, Kidlington, Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This conceptual paper explores the nexus between travel and learning; an area of investigation long neglected by tourism researchers. Using Aristotle’s concepts of phronesis, techne and episteme a framework for the major areas of literature dealing with touristic learning are considered and opportunities and challenges for expanding the boundaries of knowledge are explored. Key proposals are: learning resulting from tourist experiences is likely to be highly personal and strongly tied to individual interests, motivations and prior knowledge; the nature of learning from a tourist experience only emerges over space and time; and long-term meanings created by tourists are likely to be strongly influenced by their perceptions of how these experiences satisfy identity-related needs and expectations.

Highlights: ► Tourist learning is highly personal. ► Tourist learning emerges over space & time. ► Tourist learning influenced by identity-related needs and expectations.
Keyword Travel
Free-choice learning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 10 December 2011.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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