Enhancing tourism graduates' soft skills: the importance of teaching reflective practice

Hughes, Karen, Mylonas, Aliisa and Ballantyne, Roy (2017). Enhancing tourism graduates' soft skills: the importance of teaching reflective practice. In Pierre Benckendorff and Anita Zehrer (Ed.), Handbook of teaching and learning in tourism (pp. 95-106) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781784714802.00014


Author Hughes, Karen
Mylonas, Aliisa
Ballantyne, Roy
Title of chapter Enhancing tourism graduates' soft skills: the importance of teaching reflective practice
Title of book Handbook of teaching and learning in tourism
Place of Publication Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication Year 2017
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.4337/9781784714802.00014
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9781784714796
Editor Pierre Benckendorff
Anita Zehrer
Chapter number 7
Start page 95
End page 106
Total pages 12
Total chapters 41
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The nurturing of learners’ soft skills is critical to the development of work-ready tourism graduates. In this chapter we argue that teaching learners to purposefully reflect on situations and, in particular, to critically assess their own and others’ actions and reactions is key to this process. We also maintain that activities and strategies to develop these abilities need to be scaffolded throughout their program. To this end, we use the ideas contained in the 5Rs Reflective Thinking Framework (reporting, responding, relating, reasoning and reconstructing), together with those from the Teaching and Assessment for Reflective Learning (TARL) Model, to present a range of in-class learning experiences and assessment ideas that can be integrated into tourism courses to assist and support learners in becoming effective reflective practitioners.
Q-Index Code B1
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Institutional Status UQ

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