Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Tourism
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Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Tourism

Edited by Pierre Benckendorff and Anita Zehrer

This comprehensive Handbook provides an international perspective on contemporary issues and future directions in teaching and learning in tourism. Key topics include assurance of learning, development of skills, learning in the field, work integrated learning, sustainability and critical studies, internationalisation, technology enabled learning, links between teaching and research, and graduate student supervision. Within these topics attention is devoted to the discussion of curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, students, educators and trends and issues. The Handbook provides a valuable resource for understanding teaching and learning theory and practice in tourism.
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Chapter 23: Internationalizing the tourism curriculum via study abroad

Ara Pachmayer, Kathleen Andereck and Rebekka Goodman

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to explore study abroad programs as a tool to internationalize the tourism curriculum. Using contact theory, a model for intercultural competence and the theory of experiential education we provide a framework to design a study abroad program and identify effective teaching approaches. Future implications on the topic are also discussed.

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