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Author : Tanja Mihalič, Janne J. Liburd & Jaume Guia
School/Work Place : University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (Tanja Mihalič), University of Southern Denmark, Denmark (Janne Liburd), University of Girona, Spain (Jaume Guia)
Contact : liburd@sdu.dk
Year : 2014

The primary rationale for embedding values-based learning in tourism higher education is to engage students’ learning-to-learn and learning-to-be, rather than simply learning about a topic, such as tourism management or sustainability (Liburd, 2013). This elaborates on Barnett’s (1990: 22) observation that “higher education implies more than the mere acquisition of knowledge. It requires a sceptical and questioning attitude towards knowledge”. Learning is therefore not limited to critical reflections on the complexity of tourism in conceptual terms and the curriculum space can be used in many different ways, from lectures to industry projects, in national or international environments (Mihalič, 2005); (Liburd, 2013); (Mihalič, 2002). Also, students should also be able to recognize underlying values and opportunities for stewardship, ethics, professionalism, mutuality and knowledge (Sheldon et.al, 2008), including the implementation of sustainable tourism development in diverse contexts (Liburd & Edwards, 2010).

This purpose of this paper is to study values-based education and learning in a case study of the joint master programme, the EMTM (European Master in Tourism Management). The EMTM is a fully integrated joint master program, taught in three European countries. Each student cohort of a maximum 35 students average 25 different nationalities worldwide. We examine how enrolled EMTM students assess the importance and gaps between the industry importance and educational performance in values. We studied the tourism educational values as suggested by Tourism Education Future Initiative (TEFI).


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
182 Think Tank XIV Assessing Samui Island's Sustainable Tourism Policies ... file 12288 Jun 26, 2014

Since 2009, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) promoted sustainable tourism practices through its – 7 Greens Concept, which is similar to the main global trends towards sustainable tourism. The 7 Greens Concept includes Green Heart, Gre...

Author: Attama Nilnoppakun, Krissada Pornprapa, Nattapong Boonlue & Kreagrit Ampawat 

Year: 2014 

181 Think Tank VII Tourism Resource Teams: Innovation with and for touris... file 12285 Oct 13, 2013

Communities have a variety of interest levels in tourism overall, including sustainable tourism (WTO, 2002). While we have witnessed increased awareness and discussions about sustainability and sustainable tourism, there is often a lack of s...

Author: Cynthia Messer, Ingrid Schneider & Okechukwu Ukaga 

Year: 2007 

180 Think Tank XV The operational challenges of community-based tourism ... file 12263 Jul 27, 2015

Community-based tourism is increasingly being developed and promoted as a means of reducing poverty in developing countries assisting local communities to meet their needs through the offering of a tourism product. The Swaziland Tourism Auth...

Author: S. E. Lukhele & K. F. Mearns 

Year: 2015 

179 Think Tank V Reflecting or Directing Perceptions? Fox Media’s Respo... file 12089 Oct 13, 2013

Disasters at tourism destinations often receive extensive reporting in the news media, particularly when one or more of their own nationals are affected. From terrorism to natural disasters, the stories of tourists and, more recently, their ...

Author: Sue Beeton 

Year: 2005 

178 Think Tank VII There's No Such Thing as Sustainable Tourism: Innovati... file 11992 Oct 13, 2013

Innovation can come in many forms but all of these share three common elements - creativity, a problem solving approach and a new way of thinking. This paper proposes that current approaches to tourism and sustainable regional development h...

Author: Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2007 

177 Think Tank XIV Bird-watching Routes as Collaborative Stakeholderships... file 11819 Jun 27, 2014

Although there are numerous birding trails with varying levels of success, prior to this study, little research existed as to how birding trails are designed, implemented and managed. Thus, the study posed and answered the following research...

Author: Krisztian Vas 

Year: 2014 

176 Think Tank XIV Sustainable tourism, market failures and the challenge... file 11344 Jul 07, 2014

David's presentation outlines the major market failures in tourism production and consumption and questions the changing role of (public sector) governments in market regulation and ‘economic’ development. The presentation focuses specifical...

Author: David G. Simmons 

Year: 2014 

175 Think Tank XII Blurred Boundaries: The Implications of New Tourism Mo... file 11056 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism is traditionally treated as an escape from everyday life and tourism theory is concerned with extraordinary places. Tourism and everyday life are conceptualized as belonging to different ontological worlds.” (Larsen, 2008, p. 27). A...

Author: Laurie Murphy, Gianna Moscardo, Nancy McGehee & Elena Konovalov 

Year: 2012 

174 Think Tank XVIII Visitor management in protected areas file 10861 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: tourism management, tourism planning, visitor management, protected areas, New Zealand

Author: Julia Nina Albrecht 

Year: 2018 

173 Think Tank XII Origins, Evolution and Potential Future of the Coastal... file 10757 Nov 06, 2013

Coastal caravan parks in Australia are in decline due to the conversion of beachfront land to higher yielding forms of commercial enterprise (Prideaux and McClymont, 2006; Tourism Research Australia, 2007). The resulting reduction in accommo...

Author: Rod Caldicott & Pascal Scherrer 

Year: 2012 

172 Think Tank X The Impact of Climate Change on Alpine Leisure Tourism... file 10502 Oct 13, 2013

This paper presents an interacting multi-agent model as a new method of examining the impact of climate change on Alpine leisure tourism and ski areas in a complex interacting model network. Since tourism varies at a small scale concerning ...

Author: Alexander Dingeldey & Anja Soboll 

Year: 2010 

171 Think Tank VII Learning as Prerequisite for Innovations in Tourism - ... file 10482 Oct 13, 2013

This article reports on an ongoing project that focuses on learning and innovation as prerequisites for sustainable tourism in a transnational environment defined by the European North Sea Region. According to Buhalis (2000: 113) providing i...

Author: Janne Liburd & Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2007 

170 Think Tank X Is Ecotourism a Strategy for Regional Economic Develop... file 10479 Oct 13, 2013

The state of Uttarakhand (in the Himalayas) in which the two case studies were conducted is trying to expand its already existing strength in the tourism sector as well. Tourism is estimated to make up for about 20% of GDP in Uttarakhand in...

Author: Harald Pechlaner & Christopher Reuter 

Year: 2010 

169 OPA award A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Sustainab... file 10225 Jun 26, 2014

Emerging tourist destinations can challenge ecological, economic, social, and quality of life barriers. These issues draw attention towards the consequences of increasing complexity that are often found as a tourist marketing system grows an...

Author: Sarah Duffy & Larry Dwyer 

Year: 2014 

OPA: 2014 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

168 Think Tank X How Fragile is Tourism Development in West Africa? The... file 10196 Oct 13, 2013

This case study complements recent research on FDI in tourism in African countries conducted by the United National Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). These projects aim to better understand the pro-development effects of tourism...

Author: Lee Davidson & Mondher Sahli 

Year: 2010 

» Think Tank XIV Values in Tourism Higher Education: the Case of Europe... file 9297 Jun 26, 2014

The primary rationale for embedding values-based learning in tourism higher education is to engage students’ learning-to-learn and learning-to-be, rather than simply learning about a topic, such as tourism management or sustainability (Libur...

Author: Tanja Mihalič, Janne J. Liburd & Jaume Guia 

Year: 2014 

166 Think Tank VIII Environmental Education and Ecotourism: A Case Study o... file 8912 Oct 13, 2013

In this paper we take the standpoint that environmental education and ecotourism are highly related and depend on each other, and that ecotourism cannot be achieved without proper environmental education. Furthermore, in order to achieve qu...

Author: Mojca Arsenijevic & Marko Bohanec 

Year: 2008 

165 OPA award Using Tourism to Build Social Capital in Communities: ... file 8898 Nov 06, 2013

Despite considerable discussion about how tourism could or should contribute to sustainable destination development, there is little evidence that the practice of tourism planning or development has altered in any significant way in the last...

Author: Gianna Moscardo, Andrea Schurmann, Elena Konovalov & Nancy G. McGehee 

Year: 2013 

164 Think Tank IV Integration of Theory and Practice in Hospitality Sust... file 8770 Oct 13, 2013

This brief paper describes a new educational model developed at Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL) to link theory and practice, or more specifically, coordinate learning opportunities between the classroom (Sustainable Tourism) and current pr...

Author: James Holleran 

Year: 2004 

163 Think Tank IX Revitalizing Community Values through Railway Regenera... file 8594 Oct 13, 2013

This paper presents a tourism research and education approach for the optimization of social capital invested in community action in support of railway tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The main hypothesis of the research is that railway r...

Author: Ian Chaplin 

Year: 2009 

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