Edited by Pierre Benckendorff and Anita Zehrer
The aim of this original contribution is to evaluate the future of teaching and learning in tourism by considering developments at the macro, meso and micro levels. First, we review some of the megatrends impacting on the future and we use these as a foundation to provide a synthesis of the future of teaching and learning in tourism at the macro level. We also discuss meso and micro-level trends by synthesizing and extending the key themes that emerge from a number of the chapters presented in this volume. We attempt to extend on the work already presented by not only summarizing key themes but also adding additional commentary and analysis about the future of institutions, curricula, social and critical pedagogies, students and learning outcomes. Despite the challenges faced by higher education, we conclude that the intersection of two of the world’s most exciting post-industrial industries, tourism and education, offers many opportunities for innovation and disruption of traditional systems and models.
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