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Towards a gender-conscious tourism curriculum: lessons from the classroom

Towards a gender-conscious tourism curriculum: lessons from the classroom

Gebbels, Maria ORCID: 0000-0001-9623-2655 (2024) Towards a gender-conscious tourism curriculum: lessons from the classroom. In: Swart, Magdalena Petronella (Nellie), Cai, Wenjie ORCID: 0000-0002-1505-7240 , Yang, Elaine Chiao Ling and Kimbu, Albert Nsom, (eds.) Routledge Handbook on Gender in Tourism: Views on Teaching, Research and Praxis. Routledge, London, pp. 15-28. ISBN 978-1003286721; 103226134X; 978-1032261348 (doi:

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Promoting gender equality and discussing gender issues in tourism openly and inclusively can be facilitated by moving towards a gender-conscious tourism curriculum. University students need to be equipped with knowledge, skills, and experiences that will enable them to navigate the ever-changing world in a purposeful and meaningful way. This chapter shares reflections on teaching and learning, drawing on the author's classroom experience, to illustrate the challenges and opportunities of incorporating gender in tourism programmes. By critically drawing on the principles of heutagogy, this chapter offers insights on the value of “revisiting teaching philosophy,” “co-creating a collective and inclusive learning space,” and promoting “learning and teaching through conversation” as essential pillars to teaching and learning gender. In doing so, this chapter contributes to the ongoing discussions on the need to design a gender-conscious curriculum bringing to attention gender issues as being mainstream in tourism education and beyond.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: tourism education; self-reflection; heutagogy; learning and teaching; self-determined learning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2024 09:11

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