1st Edition

The Tourism Education Futures Initiative Activating Change in Tourism Education

Edited By Darko Prebežac, Christian Schott, Pauline Sheldon Copyright 2014
    416 Pages
    by Routledge

    416 Pages
    by Routledge

    The world faces many challenges, and one of the most important is creating the leaders of tomorrow. The Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) represents the collective effort of a group of innovative, thoughtful and committed scholars and industry leaders seeking to provide vision, knowledge, and a framework for tourism education programs that promote global citizenship and optimism for a better world. This book consolidates some of the work of the TEFI members as it seeks to be the leading, forward-looking network that inspires, informs and supports tourism educators and students to passionately and courageously transform the world for the better. It makes the case for why change is needed, and how tourism educators can respond to that change with values-based tools and strategies. The book contains papers published in special TEFI issues of Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism (JTTT), which explore and question some of the most important theoretical, conceptual and practical topics and its interdisciplinary perspectives. The book ends with ways to move forward so that tourism graduates make a real difference in the world and live lives of consequence. Tourism educators worldwide will find that this volume both provides tools to use in their teaching and also make their own critical shifts to prepare our students to be true destination stewards and responsible global citizens.

    This book is a collection of articles from the Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism.

    Preface  1. The Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI): Introduction Pauline J. Sheldon, Daniel R. Fesenmaier, Darko Prebežac  PART I TEFI PAPERS – Theoretical and conceptual  2. Tourism Education Futures, 2010–2030: Building the Capacity to Lead Pauline Sheldon, Dan Fesenmaier, Karl Woeber, Chris Cooper, Magda Antonioli  3. The Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI): Activating Change in Tourism Education Pauline J. Sheldon, Daniel R. Fesenmaier, John Tribe  4. Academic Agency and Leadership in Tourism Higher Education: Review and Synthesis Dianne Dredge, Christian Schott  5. A Learning Theory Framework for Sustainability Education in Tourism Bonnie Farber Canziani, Sevil Sönmez, Yuchin (Jerrie) Hsieh, Erick T. Byrd  PART II TEFI PAPERS – Applications  6. Toward Values Education in Tourism: The Challenge of Measuring the Values Gianna Moscardo, Laurie Murphy  7. Business as Usual? Barriers to Education for Sustainability in the Tourism Curriculum Erica Wilson, Tania von der Heidt  8. TEFI Values in Tourism Education: A Comparative Analysis Loredana Padurean, Rico Maggi  9. Valuing Tourism Education 2.0 Janne Liburd, Anne-Mette Hjalager, Inger-Marie F. Christensen  10. Using YouTube Videos of Anthropology of Tourism Pioneer Valene Smith's Work and Philosophy to Balance the Tourism Curriculum Linda Joyce Forristal  11. Environmental Attitudes of Generation Y Students: Foundations for Sustainability Education in Tourism Pierre Benckendorff, Gianna Moscardo, Laurie Murphy  12. Future Higher Education in Tourism Studies and the Labor Market: Gender Perspectives on Expectations and Experiences Carlos Costa, Inês Carvalho, Sandra Caçador, Zélia Breda  13. Real Stories About Real Women: Communicating Role Models for Female Tourism Students (Ulrike Gretzel, Gillian Bowser)  PART III TEFI PAPERS – Case studies  14. Integrating TEFI (Tourism Education Futures Initiative) Core Values into the Undergraduate Curriculum – Case Study Elizabeth Barber  15. Teaching Based on TEFI Values: A Case Study Ulrike Gretzel, Annica Isacsson, David Matarrita, Elina Wainio  16. Integrating Students in Innovative Research and Development-Projects: Case Pompeli Annica Isacsson  17. The Influence of Gender and Education-related Variables on Career Development: The Case of Portuguese and Brazilian Tourism Graduates Carlos Costa, Sandra Caçador, Inês Carvalho, Zélia Breda, Rui Costa  18. Tourism Oriented Educational Leadership in the Dominican Republic: The Key to Change Montserrat Iglesias Xamaní, David Peguero Manzanares, Gloria Sanmartín Antolín  19. Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education Courses for Tourism: The Case of Croatia Edna Mrnjavac, Nadia Pavia, Vidoje Vujić  20. Reforming Higher Education: The Case of Jordan's Hospitality and Tourism Sector Donald E. Hawkins, Joseph Ruddy, Amin Ardah  THE WAY FORWARD  21. The Tourism Education Futures Initiative - The Way Forward Dianne Dredge, Christian Schott


    Darko Prebežac, is full professor of Tourism Marketing Management and Transportation Management at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business (Croatia). His research interests include marketing management (services, tourism, air transportation, airline companies, airports), transport and tourism and airline industry trends (globalization, consolidation, alliances, strategies and business models).

    Christian Schott is a Senior Lecturer in Victoria Business School at Victoria University of Wellington (NZ). His current research interests span: youth travel and self development, sustainable tourism with a particular focus on climate change, and teaching and learning.

    Pauline J. Sheldon is a co-founder of TEFI and is Emeritus Professor of tourism at the School of Travel Industry Management, at the University of Hawaii, USA. Her areas of research are sustainable tourism, corporate social responsibility in tourism, wellness tourism, and knowledge management in tourism.