Reflective Thoughts on Teaching the Future of Tourism

U McMahon-Beattie,, Ian Yeoman

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Abstract

This reflective paper considers how Dr Ian Yeoman teaches futures studies
and scenario planning to tourism students across several undergraduate
and postgraduate degree programs at Victoria University of Wellington,
New Zealand. It is based upon his teaching philosophy of visualization,
authenticity, problem-based learning, scaffolding and his understanding of
how students negotiate their own learning.
The paper examines the approach taken in three papers, where Yeoman is
the primary lecturer. As part of the Bachelor of Tourism Management
degree, two papers are taught. TOUR104 is a first-year introductory
paper addressing how the drivers and trends in the macro environment
influence tourism from a political, economic, social, technology and
environment perspective. TOUR301 is a third-year paper that aims to help
students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and
critically analyse tourism public policy, planning and processes primarily
within New Zealand. TOUR413 is a scenario planning paper, applied in a
tourism context and taught to students in postgraduate programs.
The contribution of this paper makes is in its demonstration of the link
between teaching philosophy and student learning, the challenges students
encounter with futures thinking in a problem-based learning environment
and the evolution of the modules.
LanguageEnglish
Pages303-322
Number of pages20
JournalWorld Futures Review
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2018

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Keywords

  • Pedagogical, Scenario planning, Tourism, Futures studies, problem-based

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McMahon-Beattie, U ; Yeoman, Ian. / Reflective Thoughts on Teaching the Future of Tourism. In: World Futures Review. 2018 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 303-322.
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