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Authentic learning in higher education environments: Teacher insight into student experience

Kitchen, E.; Steriopoulos, E.; Harkison, T.; Drake, C.; Goh, E.; Robertson, M.; Waterston, L.; Losekoot, E.

Authors

E. Kitchen

E. Steriopoulos

T. Harkison

C. Drake

E. Goh

L. Waterston

E. Losekoot



Abstract

This paper focuses on the factors that influence the authentic learning practices in the Tourism, Hospitality, and Events (THE) education context from a teacher’s perspective. To align with emerging industry changes due to the COVID pandemic, and also bridge the gap between industry and education, experiential learning can play a key role in helping students to develop industry-ready skills. Authentic learning experiences can encompass a wide range of activities; therefore, the scaffolding and design of these activities is explored. This paper presents preliminary results of the skills, knowledge and supports of THE teachers who incorporate authentic learning experiences into their teaching.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 23rd Annual Conference of the Council for Australasian Universities Tourism and Hospitality Education
Start Date Feb 7, 2023
End Date Feb 9, 2023
Publication Date 2023
Deposit Date Feb 13, 2023
Pages 334
Book Title West, East, South, North: Redirection research in tourism, hospitality and events – Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Council for Australasian Universities Tourism and Hospitality Education
ISBN 978-0-9945141-9-6