We will introduce design thinking as a transformative approach to managing tourism and visitor economies for good. We’ll also cover the following topics elaborated in more detail in the half-day workshops.
There are six literacies we need tourism students to develop: (1) technical literacies, (2) analytical literacies, (3) sustainability literacies, (4) multi-cultural literacies, (5) political/policy literacies, and; (6) ethical literacies (Jamal et al 2011). Design thinking processes provide important opportunities to deliver all these literacies within an engaging, experiential, active learning framework.
Publishing is an important dimension of our academic work. It is the opportunity to share research findings, to reach new audiences, and it is the opportunity to drive impact and change. Books can be used to explore a larger research agenda, to excavate a new topic area, or to bring together and consolidate a landscape of research.
Next Gen Leadership Workshop
Leadership in tourism education is distributed and dynamic. It requires agile, creative and reflexive thinkers. But are academic voices being suppressed? What are the challenges of standing up and being heard? In a fun, interactive environment, this session involves explorations of leadership, stories from the field, and individual and collective strategy building.
Care, Friendship and Collaboration in the Academy
TEFI has long been committed to care, friendship and collaboration in the academy. The academy is an environment where the gift economy still operates through formal and informal channels (e.g. mentoring, review processes, etc). In this session we explore the gift economy, care ethics, friendship and collaboration with the objective of better understanding how we can make the academy a kinder and more supportive workplace.
Rethinking Sustainable Tourism Research and Education
In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss the challenges of researching and teaching sustainable tourism. Following the workshop, best practices will be collected and shared with TEFI members.
Lost in Translation Workshop: Supporting multilingual voices
This session will unlock multilingual voices in the tourism academy. We will build upon recent debates about the importance of addressing the English language hegemony in tourism scholarship.