TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING

Activism, Empowerment and Political Agency in Tourism Education

University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada,  June 4–7, 2014

FINAL PROGRAM

 

You may download the final programme as a pdf file at the bottom of the page.

Arrival & Registration: June 4

6:30 pm

Registration and Informal Barbeque Dinner—Fireplace Lounge, East Residence, University of Guelph

 

Day 1 June 5

8:00 am

Registration and Continental BreakfastPathobiology Foyer outside of Room 1800

9:00

Welcome—Room 1800, Pathobiology Building

Professor Alastair Summerlee, President and Vice Chancellor, University of Guelph

Dr. Marion Joppe, School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, University of Guelph

9:15

Opening Session ◊ Introduction to TEFI, Goals

Dr. Dianne Dredge, Aalborg University, Denmark—Chair, TEFI Executive Committee

9:45

Keynote Presentation ◊ Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Dr. Julia Christensen Hughes, Dean, College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph

Discussion Moderator: Dr. Statia Elliot, School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, University of Guelph

10:45

Coffee BreakPathobiology Foyer

11:15

Special Presentation ◊ Transformational Encounters with Indigenous Communities

Johnny Edmonds, Secretariat Coordinator, World Indigenous Tourism Alliance

Discussion Moderator: Dr. Christian Schott, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

12:00

Lunch—Rooms 1707b&c, Ontario Veterinary College Building

1:00

Keynote Presentation and Workshop ◊ “The Hive”: Activating Change through Experiential Learning

Chris Castro, Founder & Executive Director, IDEAS for Us (an international sustainability NGO)

Discussion Moderator: Dr. Marion Joppe, University of Guelph

2:45

Coffee BreakPathobiology Foyer

3:15

Parallel Sessions: Papers and Thought Bubbles

 

Of Home and Away: Lessons of Place and Mobility—Pathobiology 1800

Chair: Dr. Kellee Caton

Place, Self, and Other: Seeing, Engaging, Remembering, and Learning—Pathobiology 1812

Chair: Dr. Avital Biran

 

Inciting Tourism’s Education’s Ethical and Political Imagination—Pathobiology 1813

Chair: Dr. Statia Elliot

 

3:15

·       Transformative Learning and Travel

Christian Schott

·   The Marketing of a Siege—Leningrad vs. Sarajevo: Education through the Memo-rializing of Death and Despair

Brent McKenzie

·    Integrating the Study of Ethics into a Hospitality and Leisure Course

Frances Ann Hill

3:30

·    Critical Pedagogy and Transformational Learning in Tourism: Exploring the Promise of Memory-Work

Pooneh Torabian, Meghan Muldoon, Mahsa Rouzrokh, and Heather Mair

·   Constructing the Rural/Urban Divide through Tourism: Representations and Reflec-tions from Student Experien-tial Learning Experiences

Tristin Vogel, Caileigh MacKinnon, Peter McComie, Ali Mostolizadeh, and Bryan Grimwood

·    Research Practice as Ethical Guide: Developing Ethical Consciousness through Reflexivity in a Visual Research of Tourism

S. Ali Mostolizadeh

3:45

·    Illuminating the “Black Box” of Travel and Learning

Kai Liang, Kellee Caton, and David J. Hill

·   Study Abroad as a Transformative Experience: Measuring Study Abroad Activities and Outcomes

Garrett Stone (Student Bursary Winner), Brian Hill, Mat Duerden, and Eva Witesman

·    Corporate Political Activity: The Role of Tourism Graduates

Bonnie Canziani

4:00

·    Liminality and the Short-Term Study Abroad Experience

Carla Almeida Santos and Rebecca E. Van Tine

·   Writing Practices of Freedom in Tourism Research

Maggie C. Miller

 

·    Tourism, Politics, and Global Food Movements: Conceptua-lization, Alternatives, and Transformational Learning

Heather Mair and Jennifer Sumner

4:15

·    Towards a Critical Pedagogy of Place in Tourism Education

Bryan S. R. Grimwood

 

 

4:30

Day 1 Reflection and Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Johan Edelheim, University of Lapland

5:00

Down Time

6:00

Dinner and Recognition of Bursary WinnersPJ’s Restaurant, Macdonald Stewart Hall

(Informal Reception begins at 5:30 pm)

8:30

Social Gathering and Workshop ◊ Gender in the Tourism Academy—Hospitality Suite, Fireplace Lounge, East Residence

Workshop Coordinators: Avital Biran, Dianne Dredge, Ana María Munar

Workshop Facilitators: Adriana Budeanu, Kellee Caton, Tazim Jamal

 

Day 2 June 6

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast—Pathobiology Foyer

9:00

Keynote Presentation ◊ Sustainable Community Collaboration—Room 1800, Pathobiology Building

Dr. Tazim Jamal, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

Discussion Moderator: Dr. David Fennell, Brock University

10:00

Special Presentation ◊ Transform or Perish: A Rationale and Approach to Applying Transformational Learning to Tourism and Hospitality

Anna Pollock, Founder, Conscious Travel

Discussion Moderator: Dr. Bonnie Canziani, University of North Carolina Greensboro

10:45

Coffee Break—Pathobiology Foyer

11:15

Panel ◊ Perspectives on Transformational Learning: Activism, Empowerment, and Political Agency

Panelists: Dr. Julia Christensen Hughes, Chris Castro, Dr. Tazim Jamal, Johnny Edmonds

Moderator: Anna Pollock

12:15

Lunch—Rooms 1707b&c, Ontario Veterinary College Building

1:15

Parallel Sessions: Papers and Thought Bubbles

 

Innovation and Engagement in the Classroom and Community—Pathobiology 1800

Chair: Dr. Adriana Budeanu

Reflections on the Contemporary Tourism Academy —Pathobiology 1812

Chair: Dr. Bryan Grimwood

1:15

·     Transforming Micro-Firm Tourism Networks: Exploring the Road to a Sustainable Learning Community

Leana Reinl and Felicity Kelliher

·  Academic Activism in Tourism Studies: A Philosophical Justification by Four Academics

Rob Hales, Dianne Dredge, Freya Higgins-Desbiolles, and Tazim Jamal

1:30

·    An Exploration of Evolving Learning Communities in the Micro-Firm Rural Tourism Environment: A Multi-Country Study

David Aylward, Leana Reinl, and Felicity Kelliher

· The Ethics of Excellence in Tourism Research

David Fennell

1:45

·     A Key Tourism Education Futures Challenge: Facilitating Responsible Leadership Learning for Destination Management and Marketing Organizations

Ernie Heath

· Making the Case: The Political Repositioning of Tourism

Brendan Paddison and David Kelsey

2:00

·     iPads, iPhones, People and Projects: The Future of Student Engagement

Brittany Manley (Student Bursary Winner)

· Exploring Effective Diffusion of Tourism and Hospitality MOOCs

Jamie Murphy, Laurel Horton-Tognazzini, and Alan Williams

2:15

·    Experiential Learning: Learning Beyond the Classroom—The Branding of Canadian Sparkling Wine: Vinsseaux Traditionnel

Doris Miculan Bradley and Donna Lee Rosen

·  (Psst...Go down the hall to Room 1800 for the wine presentation)

 

 

2:30

Tea Time: Sponsored by Australia’s OLT Project “Setting the Standard” —Pathobiology Foyer

3:00

Panel ◊ Massive Open Online Courses: Transformational Learning in Tourism Education

Panelists: Jamie Murphy, Laurel Horton-Tognazzini, Roberto Daniele, and Kate Varini

4:00

Day 2 Reflection and Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Johan Edelheim, University of Lapland

4:30

Down Time

6:00

Gala Dinner and TEFI Walking Workshop Celebration at Cambridge MillBus leaves from East Village Townhouses to travel to Cambridge Mill

 

Day 3 June 7

8:00

Continental Breakfast—Pathobiology Foyer

9:00

Workshop ◊ Tourism Advocacy

Coordinators and Facilitators: Dr. Dianne Dredge and Dr. Ana María Munar

9:45

Reflecting On and Consolidating TEFI’s Work

TEFI Executive Team

1.     Taking advocacy efforts forward for tourism as a field of study and employment

2.     Re-shaping tourism scholarship: relevancy, meaning, and metrics

3.     Creative, innovative debate about the impact of future socio-economic trends on tourism education

4.     Facilitation of innovative, values-based learning experiences for students at all levels

5.     Emergent issues

11:00

Coffee Break—Pathobiology Foyer

11:30

Wrapping Up TEFI 8

Dr. Dianne Dredge, Chair, and Dr. Christian Schott, Vice Chair, TEFI Executive Committee

12:00

Learning Tour: From Community-based Tourism to Teaching TEFI Values in Action

(Boxed Lunches Provided)—Rooms 1707b&c, Ontario Veterinary College Building

12:30

Bus Departs from Ontario Veterinary College Parking Lot

1:30

Guided Tour of “The Mennonite Story”—The Visitor Centre, 1406 King St. North, St. Jacobs

2:30

Bus Departs St. Jacobs for the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market

2:45

Free Time to Walk about the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market (Market open until 3:30 pm)

4:00

Meet with St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market Representative—Farmers’ Market Office (near the Peddlar’s Village)

4:30

Bus Departs for University of Guelph

5:30

Sharing of Learning Outcomes—Fireplace Lounge, East Residence

Dinner - Own arrangements

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