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Transcending towards a spirituality-based platform in tourism higher education: A contemplation of the pedagogical implications

Barkathunnisha, A.B., Lee, D. and Price, A. (2016) Transcending towards a spirituality-based platform in tourism higher education: A contemplation of the pedagogical implications. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 21 (B). pp. 174-184.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2016.11.003
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Abstract

In light of current global challenges, there is a need to re-orientate and re-envision tourism education to develop responsible future practitioners. This paper argues for a move beyond the current vocationally biased academic approach and to move towards an educational platform that is inclusive of ethics, values and spirituality. A spirituality-based platform is proposed as a way forward in tourism higher education to facilitate a transformative learning experience. A spiritually based educational philosophy will influence the pedagogical approaches employed within the tourism curriculum and requires the academe to go beyond the transmission of knowledge and engage learners' transformative spirit.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Copyright: © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/35336
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