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Educating the 21st century event management graduate: Pedagogy, practice, professionalism, and professionalization

Educating the 21st century event management graduate: Pedagogy, practice, professionalism, and professionalization

Kennell, James and Bladen, Charles (2014) Educating the 21st century event management graduate: Pedagogy, practice, professionalism, and professionalization. Event Management, 18 (1). pp. 5-14. ISSN 1525-9951 (Print), 1943-4308 (Online) (doi:10.3727/152599514X13883555341724)

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Abstract

This article discusses whether event management can yet be classified as a bona fide profession, how staff working in the industry can be effectively professionalized, and how professional university education programs can be better designed to achieve this end. The article discusses the findings and limitations of some of the existing literature concerning professionalism within event management, and whether event management can yet be wholly described as “a profession” according to conventional definitions. The event management profession and event management education are discussed in terms of improving pedagogy in relation to the requirements of event industry practice. Finally the work concludes that the challenges of educating future event professionals require a rethink of events education so as to develop more reflective practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Event management, Education, Professionalism, Pedagogy, Professionalization, Events industry, Reflective practice
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Last Modified: 26 May 2017 09:13
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT b
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/15023

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