Tourism, Leisure and Events are all about experiential, interactive activities. Thus, I seek to include experiential learning positioned within social constructivism into the curriculum. The USC School of Business Tourism, Leisure and Event (TLE) Management course TSM223, Sustainable Tourism, Leisure and Events features a field trip to Fraser Island. The course has approx. 125 students but only 32 can take the field excursion. In addition, students have a variety of reasons for not attending a regional or international field work or project such as a disability, personal, family and work commitments or other course obligations. To enable these experiences to be shared throughout the cohort, visualisation techniques using innovative approaches to filming and presenting within the USC immersion lab that facilitate and potentially increase student learning are being trialled and examined. This exploratory work aims to increase our understanding of how to embed these approaches in the curriculum, investigate what the benefits to students may be and the impact this may have on student learning and satisfaction. The overall purpose of this research is twofold: 1. to develop an understanding of the potential for visualisation techniques and the application of new and innovative approaches to enhance students learning and satisfaction; and 2. to generate methods to ensure whole of cohort equity where not all can participate in program (e.g. international tours) or course activities (e.g. WIL or field work).
Award: Best presentation from Faculty of Arts and Business/Faculty of Law
2015 Learning & Teaching Week: Teaching Visions: Seeing Teaching in New Ways, Sunshine Coast, Australia 14-18 September 2015
2015 Learning & Teaching Week Program Book / pp.14