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Author : James Holleran
School/Work Place : Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland
Contact : Holleran.James@gmail.com
Year : 2011

The author has developed and delivered Sustainable Tourism (S.T.) related courses at Institutions of Higher Education in Paris, London, Helsinki, and Parnu, Estonia over the last 10 years. The focus of the presentation would be the S.T. content and associated student research conducted in the delivery of the course over a 5 year period (2005 – 2010) at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland.

During the above time period, the S.T. course was required of all undergraduate students and delivered during their 5th of a 6 semester Bachelor of Science degree program. Although the S.T. course was listed as ''Eco-tourism', the content was S.T. and considered, as in all Schools in which the author was involved, student career aspirations and curriculum circumstances unique in each Institution. 

As to be expected, the course content included some variations in major topics during the subject period. Yet, the focus of the ''Past" part of this presentation will be on the structure of the assigned student team research projects and their associated learning objectives. The author was able to take advantage of the International orientation of his students who came from many different countries and as a group, often had access to as many as 4-6 different languages. (EHL often attracts students from over 80 different countries each year). As EHL students are required to work in teams in conducting research as part of most all their courses, generating papers and presentations, taking as many as 6-7 courses per semester, they developed efficient, if not always effective, methods in organizing tasks.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Datesort
13 Think Tank XI Use of Cases in an Ethical Teaching Resource for Touri... file 2285 Oct 14, 2013

Ethical problems are an integral part of all professions and academic disciplines (Clarkeburn, 2002). However, it is recognised that the increasing application of technology by students in research is not always matched by consideration of ...

Author: Carl Cater 

Year: 2011 

12 Think Tank XI Identifying Critical Issues in Designing Educational T... file 2947 Oct 14, 2013

Education is seen as an important way to contribute to development. The World Bank finances educational projects with large amounts of money every year because it is convinced that improving education can help alleviate poverty by raising i...

Author: Kerstin Freudenthaler & Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2011 

» Think Tank XI Sustainable Tourism Course Structure and Associated St... file 13672 Oct 14, 2013

The author has developed and delivered Sustainable Tourism (S.T.) related courses at Institutions of Higher Education in Paris, London, Helsinki, and Parnu, Estonia over the last 10 years. The focus of the presentation would be the S.T. con...

Author: James Holleran 

Year: 2011 

10 Think Tank XI Visualising Sustainability: Reflections on Applied Stu... file 4374 Oct 14, 2013

As Sontag (1979) stated, we live in an image-based world within which we are continuously bombarded with visuals in countless formats and guises. However, despite such image saturation, academic engagement whether through teaching or resear...

Author: Caroline Scarles 

Year: 2011 

9 Think Tank X Sustainability: What Matters to Students, Educators, a... file 4536 Oct 13, 2013

As climate change gains global attention from events like the summit in Copenhagen held during December of 2009, the need for sustainable tourism is more important than ever; with comprehensive education in sustainability concepts and practi...

Author: Cynthia S. Deale & Nelson Barber 

Year: 2010 

8 OPA award The Managing Local Tourism Master Class: Communicating... file 4837 Oct 13, 2013

The aim of this paper is to describe an action-based research project entitled the Management Local Tourism Master Class (MLTMC) and to discuss the merits of this extension tool in building sustainable tourism management practices across loc...

Author: Dianne Dredge, Emma-Jane Ford & Michelle Whitford 

Year: 2010 

OPA: 2010 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

7 Think Tank X The Managing Local Tourism Master Class: Communicating... file 6650 Oct 13, 2013

The aim of this paper is to describe an action-based research project entitled the Management Local Tourism Master Class (MLTMC) and to discuss the merits of this extension tool in building sustainable tourism management practices across loc...

Author: Dianne Dredge, Emma-Jane Ford & Michelle Whitford 

Year: 2010 

OPA: 2010 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

6 Think Tank X Sustainable Tourism Pedagogy and Student Community Col... file 15121 Oct 13, 2013

There have been increasing calls to move away from the traditional disciplinary structures and research, teaching and learning approaches that have tended to ‘tunnel’ student learning and reinforce particular worldviews towards new forms of ...

Author: Tazim Jamal, Justin Taillon & Dianne Dredge 

Year: 2010 

5 Think Tank IX Cross-Cultural Interaction, Capacity Building and Sust... file 6168 Oct 13, 2013

This paper reports on findings which are part of a broader research conducted under the Learning and Teaching Fellowship Award 2007/08, aimed at the assessment of innovative blended learning techniques and applied learning in alternative st...

Author: Marina Novelli 

Year: 2009 

4 Think Tank IX The Role of Values in Sustainable Tourism Education file 3386 Oct 13, 2013

This presentation discusses the role of values in the context of sustainable tourism education. However, it does not seek to engage in the debate about the definition of Sustainable Tourism nor the differences between this concept and Sustai...

Author: Christian Schott 

Year: 2009 

3 Think Tank VIII Integrating Sustainability into Tourism Education and ... file 4111 Oct 13, 2013

The focus of this paper is to provide an overview of the current sustainability content in Irish tourism programmes and the identification of key trends in this regard. It is based on extensive research of secondary and tertiary education s...

Author: Jane Stacey, Sheila Flanagan, Kevin Griffin & Anna Tottle 

Year: 2008 

2 Think Tank VII The New World of Travel 2.0: Application of Social Sof... file 6353 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 

1 Think Tank V Tourism Education for Cambodia: A Case Study of its Fi... file 5582 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 

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