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ERIC Number: EJ1134339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2157-6254
The Value and Benefits of Fieldtrips in Tourism and Hospitality Education
Goh, Edmund
Higher Learning Research Communications, v1 n1 p60-70 Jun 2011
The objective of this article is to understand how the use of fieldtrips can enhance students' educational experience in Tourism and Hospitality education. A total of 23 students who participated in a fieldtrip as part of their hospitality and tourism degree programme were included in this research. A comparison study was conducted among Year 1 and Year 2 undergraduates to examine differences between their perception of fieldtrips and their educational experience. Results revealed two key categories of attitudes: (1) learning towards subject, and (2) interest toward subject as motivational factors through fieldtrips. A key finding revealed Year 1 students' attitude towards fieldtrips as an enhancement to their education whereas Year 2 students viewed fieldtrips as a form of learning towards their future career pathway.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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