ERIC Number: EJ1072566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Fostering Student Engagement through a Multi-Day Industry Tour
Taylor, Lorraine L.; Hartman, Cindy L.; Baldwin, Elizabeth D.
Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, v30 n2 2015
Student engagement may be enhanced by providing educationally purposeful activities outside of the classroom. This study considers the influence of a multi-day industry tour on student engagement for undergraduates majoring in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Data were collected from students' reflections in journal entries focused on an entire semester in an integrated curriculum that included an industry tour. The results from the analysis revealed that students increased their knowledge of their future profession, improved their understanding of course content, and experienced opportunities to build relationships through networking. This study advocates for unique student learning experiences that build relationships with professional mentors to foster student engagement.
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Learner Engagement, Learning Activities, Undergraduate Students, Parks, Recreation, Tourism, Knowledge Level, Familiarity, Course Content, Social Networks, Learning Experience, School Business Relationship, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Leisure Education, Field Trips, Industry, Student Journals
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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