Reflective practice in food and beverage education

Robinson, Richard N. S., Kralj, Anna, Brenner, Matthew L. and Lee, Andy H. (2014) Reflective practice in food and beverage education. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 26 4: 166-177. doi:10.1080/10963758.2014.959964

Author Robinson, Richard N. S.
Kralj, Anna
Brenner, Matthew L.
Lee, Andy H.
Title Reflective practice in food and beverage education
Journal name Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1096-3758
Publication date 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10963758.2014.959964
Open Access Status
Volume 26
Issue 4
Start page 166
End page 177
Total pages 12
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Food and beverage (F&B) management education is essential to hospitality, and arguably tourism and event, management students. Higher educators are challenged in resourcing various approaches. As many students have experiences as F&B workers and/or consumers, reflective assessment leveraging these experiences may be an effective learning tool. Using student reflective journals from an Australian institution’s undergraduate F&B management cohort, this article reports the process, effectiveness, and challenges associated with reflective learning. Using Nvivo®, analysis identified three key themes: students demonstrated comprehension for a theoretical topic by effectively interpreting a past experience; they applied this greater level of theoretical comprehension to further evaluate that past experience and challenge assumptions; and they leveraged increased theoretical comprehension and the application and evaluative processes of past experiences to effect reflective thinking. Findings suggest students from Confucian heritage backgrounds require additional tutelage in attempting reflective tasks. Implications for educators are discussed.
Keyword Hospitality education
Food and beverage management
Learning styles
Reflective learning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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