Tourism Education for Global Citizenship: Educating for lives of consequence

Oxford Brookes University, 13-16 April 2013

About the Conference

TEFI7 Worcester CollegeOxford Brookes University hosted the seventh Tourism Education Futures Initiative Conference (TEFI7). Set in an historic student city, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation as well as strong links with  business and industry. Click here to find out what makes Oxford Brookes unique.

Our theme focussed on the capacity of tourism education to contribute to global citizenship and create graduates living lives of consequence. Educators and industry stakeholders keen to make a difference and fulfill their obligations to global sustainability recognise the importance of such a goal. Tourism education, its institutions, academics and students, are at the center of this challenge by virtue of their contribution to industry’s pool of human and intellectual capital. 

Our hosts were Professor Chris Cooper, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Business Faculty, Donald Sloan, Head of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management and Roberto Daniele, Senior Lecturer. As with previous TEFI conferences, the event openned up debate, broke down traditional divides, participants shared experiences and learnt by example to be future-oriented leaders of tomorrow’s tourism education programs and/or industry.

 

Conference Themes

  • The meaning of global citizenship in the tourism context 
  • Progressive social change through tourism education 
  • Social entrepreneurship and tourism
  • Social Innovation in tourism
  • Environmental issues related to global citizenship 
  • Student encounters with global citizenship 
  • Conscious travelling 
  • Educating through global issues: e.g. poverty, climate change, war and conflict, slum tourism 
  • Voluntourism and other creative ways of merging tourism with social change 
  • Tourism education and UN Millennium Development Goals 
  • Value-centered teaching, research and community engagement 
  • Action learning for global citizenship 
  • Hopeful tourism: potentials and pitfalls 
  • Authentic educators and their place, purpose and value in global citizenship 
  • Tourism educators and researchers living lives of consequence 

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Call for Papers

TEFI7's theme focuses on the capacity of tourism education to contribute to global citizenship and create graduates living lives of consequence. This is increasingly acknowledged as important by educators and industry stakeholders keen to make a difference and fulfill their obligations to global sustainability. Tourism education, its institutions, academics and students, are at the center of this challenge by virtue of their contribution to industry’s pool of human and intellectual capital.

See the Call for Papers (The call is now closed).

Keynote Speakers

Alain Dupeyras

Head of Tourism, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 

Anna Pollock 

Anna is founder of Conscious Travel, an alternative model to mass industrial tourism that develops conscious hosts capable of generating a higher net return for their business and host community.

Professor Nigel Morgan

Nigel Morgan is Professor of Tourism Studies at Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Welsh Centre for Tourism Research  

Our Sponsors

*  Oxford Brooks University  *  Universitá Commerciale Luigi Bocconi  *  Temple University  * The University of Queensland  *

    

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