A Learning Theory Framework for Sustainability Education in Tourism.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Erick T. Byrd, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Bonnie M. Canziani, Associate Professor (Creator)
Yu-Chin "Jerrie" Hsieh, Associate Professor (Creator)
Sevil Sonmez, Professor and Department Head (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: As efforts abound across tourism educator networks to craft plans for guiding educational responses to the threats of tourism to people and the planet, it is worth exploring areas in which such labors might be made more efficient, and thus more timely and productive. In this article, we examine how the concept of learning systems can serve as a useful tool for identifying opportunities to improve sustainability education planning in tourism. We provide a conceptual framework for sustainability education that moves beyond current models by incorporating additional concepts from learning theory and from a 2-year curricular revision process.

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Language: English
Date: 2012
learning theory, sustainability, stakeholders, supply chain, systems, tourism, tourism educators, tourism education, sustainability education

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