Bridging the divide between theory and practice. Experiential learning approaches for tourism and hospitality education

Ruhanen, L M (2006) Bridging the divide between theory and practice. Experiential learning approaches for tourism and hospitality education. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 5 4: 33-52. doi:10.1300/J172v05n04_03


Author Ruhanen, L M
Title Bridging the divide between theory and practice. Experiential learning approaches for tourism and hospitality education
Journal name Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1531-3220
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1300/J172v05n04_03
Volume 5
Issue 4
Start page 33
End page 52
Total pages 20
Editor C. H. C. Hsu
Place of publication Binghamton, UK
Publisher The Haworth Hospitality Press
Collection year 2006
Subject C1
350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
710000 - Commercial Services and Tourism
Abstract Experiential learning approaches such as role-play have been found to be valuable methods of bridging the divide between academic knowledge and practical skills, a problem often cited in tourism and hospitality management education. Such approaches have been found to contribute towards deeper learning by enhancing students' interest, motivation, participation, knowledge and skill development. This paper reports on the implementation of an experiential learning approach designed to encourage and facilitate deeper learning approaches, with the contributing aims of providing students with a more interesting learning experience and a broader set of skills for future employment.
Q-Index Code C1

 
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