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The Tourism Education Futures Initiative

Activating Change in Tourism Education, 1st Edition

Edited by Darko Prebežac, Christian Schott, Pauline Sheldon


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As the world faces many serious challenges informed, courageous and mindful leadership is needed for a better future. The Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) is 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 TEFI’s work 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 strategies and values-based tools. The book contains papers published in special TEFI issues of the Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism (JTTT), which question and explore some of the most important theoretical, conceptual and practical issues facing tourism education now and into the future. The book concludes by integrating the special issues’ key contributions with a brief conceptualisation of education futures before it outlines TEFI’s framework for action over the coming years. Tourism educators worldwide will find that this volume serves two important purposes. On the one hand, it challenges educators to think both critically and proactively about tourism education, while on the other sharing examples of teaching and learning tools that seek to prepare our students for the future and to be global citizens that live lives of consequence.

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

Table of Contents

Preface (NEW)

1. The Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI): An Introduction Pauline J. Sheldon, Darko Prebežac, Daniel R. Fesenmaier

PART I TEFI PAPERS – Theoretical and conceptual level

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)


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 Education-Related Variables on Gender and 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


21. The Tourism Education Futures Initiative - The Way Forward Dianne Dredge, Christian Schott

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
TRAVEL / Special Interest / General