Dredge, Dianne2; Benckendorff, Pierre8; Day, Michele9; Gross, Michael J.10; Walo, Maree9; Weeks, Paul9; Whitelaw, Paul J.11
Dianne Dredge, David Airey, Michael J. Gross
1 The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN2 Department of Culture and Global Studies, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN3 TRU - Tourism Research Unit, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN4 University of Queensland5 Southern Cross University6 University of South Australia7 Victoria University8 University of Queensland9 Southern Cross University10 University of South Australia11 Victoria University
This chapter reviews contemporary debates about tourism and hospitality education to conceptualise a curriculum space framework that can be used to facilitate understanding and decision making. The chapter is conceptual and makes two key contributions: it draws together diverse discourses about the balance between higher order knowledge in liberal education and skills-based vocational education required by industry; and it builds upon the Philosophic Practitioner Education to conceptualise a curriculum space that is socially constructed, dynamic and flexible. The proposed framework incorporates the idea of phronesis and the need for students to develop practical wisdom but acknowledges that these opportunities are bounded by a forcefield of influences on higher education.
Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Hospitality Education, 2014, p. 55-72
tourism education; Higher Education Pedagogy; Curriculum Development