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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
162 Think Tank VII The New World of Travel 2.0: Application of Social Sof... file 7084 Oct 13, 2013

"Web 2.0" is a term used to refer to the emerging new wave of innovation on the Internet. Some see it as a second high-tech wave, marking the recovery from the technology and Internet "bust" at the end of the 1990s (O'Reilly 2005). Character...

Author: Alan A. Lew 

Year: 2007 

161 Think Tank V Ideas for A(u)ction: Tourism Risk Management file 7060 Dec 14, 2013

As a contribution to BEST Education Network ThinkTank V, Managing Riskand Crisis for Sustainable Tourism, the following paper has been prepared in two parts. The first part of the paper focuses on the idea that an appropriate model can be de...

Author: Scott K. Cunliffe 

Year: 2005 

OPA: Keynote Speech 

160 OPA award Stakeholder involvement, culture and accountability in... file 6918 Oct 13, 2013

Following its historical rise and fall, America’s first industrialized polluted landscape garnered federal and local support to remedy its near destruction. Today, the Blackstone Valley is a pragmatic example of translating theory into pract...

Author: Robert Billington, Veronica Cadoppi & Natalie Carter 

Year: 2006 

OPA: 2006 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

159 Think Tank IX Sustainable Tourism Development Plan for the Old City ... file 6903 Oct 13, 2013

This research aims to propose a sustainable tourism development plan for the City of Nan. Since the year 2000, Nan civil society leaders, national and international stakeholders have tried to develop Nan into a world heritage destination. I...

Author: Donruetai Kovathanakul 

Year: 2009 

158 Think Tank IX Labour Justice and Sustainable Tourism: The Centrality... file 6673 Oct 13, 2013

What we value is intricately linked to our morality and our ethics, whether personal or corporate. Sustainability is essentially a statement of morality, embedding as it does the notion of inter- and intra-generational equity. This includes,...

Author: Stephanie Chok & Jim Macbeth 

Year: 2009 

157 Think Tank VI Stakeholder involvement, culture and accountability in... file 6667 Oct 13, 2013

Following its historical rise and fall, America’s first industrialized polluted landscape garnered federal and local support to remedy its near destruction. Today, the Blackstone Valley is a pragmatic example of translating theory into pract...

Author: Robert Billington, Veronica Cadoppi & Natalie Carter 

Year: 2006 

OPA: 2006 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

156 Think Tank VIII Environmental Education and Ecotourism: A Case Study o... file 6648 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 

155 Think Tank VI Testing Clarkson’s Typical Corporate and Stakeholder I... file 6620 Oct 13, 2013

In today’s world of growing concern over the social and environmental effect of tourism, the responsibility for the future of our society is moving from simply relying on our political leaders and interest groups towards the concept that cor...

Author: Catrina Papaleo & Sue Beeton 

Year: 2006 

154 Think Tank VIII Destination Competitiveness and Policy Making for Pove... file 6521 Oct 13, 2013

This paper has five aims. First, to discuss the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) and the method of its construction. If the TTCI is to have policy significance it is essential that its components be identified and analysed as ...

Author: Larry Dwyer 

Year: 2008 

» Think Tank XIV Values in Tourism Higher Education: the Case of Europe... file 6495 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 

152 OPA award Crisis Communications and Tourism Recovery Strategies ... file 6463 Oct 13, 2013

This paper describes the application of lessons and processes gleaned from previous crises and disasters to the tourism recovery process for the Maldives following the tsunami of December 26 th , 2004. An assessment of existing literature as...

Author: Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2005 

OPA: 2005 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

151 Think Tank XII Employee Work Attitudes, Mobility and Promotional Oppo... file 6455 Nov 06, 2013

The issue of employee mobility is brought into sharp focus in times of economic and social uncertainty. Previous studies into the causes of employee mobility have investigated, among other determinants, the link between the promotional oppor...

Author: Margaret Deery, Leo Jago & Michael Stewart 

Year: 2012 

150 Think Tank VII Destination and Enterprise Management for a Tourism Fu... file 6451 Oct 13, 2013

A key element of a successful tourism industry is the ability to recognize and deal with change across a wide range of key factors and the way they interact. Key drivers of global change can be classified as Economic, Social, Political, Tec...

Author: Larry Dwyer, Deborah Edwards, Nina Mistilis, & Carolina Roman 

Year: 2007 

149 Think Tank XII Are We Moving Towards Education for Sustainability? A ... file 6337 Nov 06, 2013

It is nearing the end of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) (United Nations, 2011), an awareness raising campaign which “seeks to mobilize the educational resources of the world to help create a mo...

Author: Erica Wilson, Tania von der Heidt, Geoffrey Lamberton & Dayle Morrison 

Year: 2012 

148 Think Tank XIII Assessing the Impact of Rural Tourism Development on t... file 6271 Nov 06, 2013

Past literature has posited that tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors and has been signified as an attractive investment proposition. Rural tourism sector has been actively promoted by the Malaysian government and currently, it is c...

Author: May-Chiun Lo, Vikneswaran Nair, Peter Songan & Helen Lee HuiHui 

Year: 2013 

147 Think Tank IX What do sustainable tourism researchers value? An anal... file 6255 Oct 13, 2013

Sustainable Tourism has emerged as a major field of specialisation within tourism and has been so pervasive that some have suggested that the field represents a fifth platform of tourism research, while others have argued that the field has...

Author: Pierre Benckendorff 

Year: 2009 

146 Think Tank XIV A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Sustainab... file 6172 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 

145 Think Tank V Reflecting or Directing Perceptions? Fox Media’s Respo... file 6158 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 

144 Think Tank V Tourism Education for Cambodia: A Case Study of its Fi... file 6143 Oct 13, 2013

This paper details the development, delivery and outcomes of a Masters course in Tourism Development that was delivered by the Royal University of Phnom Penh, with the assistance and support of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and t...

Author: Ravi Ravinder 

Year: 2005 

143 Think Tank XIII Understanding Sense of Place in Tourism Development: T... file 6125 Nov 06, 2013

This paper introduces the rationale for a study which explores the relationship between sense of place and sustainability at Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park (TARP), Sabah. Sense of place encompasses an understanding of the meaning bestowed ...

Author: Paulin Wong Poh Lin & Balvinder Kaur Kler 

Year: 2013 

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