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 31: Indigenization of curricula: trends and issues in tourism education

Tamara Young and Amy Maguire


Tourism courses are increasingly being taught only within business and management schools where the curricula tend to focus on workplace competencies. However, teaching and learning in tourism can, and should, provide critical opportunities that promote cultural learning and identity formation. In this chapter we consider how tourism educators can implement Indigenized curricula to educate students for social and curricular justice. Interdisciplinary and cultural competencies are essential tools for educators in this endeavor. An Indigenized curriculum incorporates Indigenous knowledges and perspectives throughout courses, signaling the commitment of educators and institutions to acknowledge the particularized and multiple discourses in tourism that exist beyond the common experience of many students. Efforts to Indigenize curricula aim to promote improved educational outcomes for Indigenous students, and to broaden the understanding and critical capacities of all students.

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