Special Issue 2020 – Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism: Knowing with Nature – The Future of Tourism Education in the Anthropocene

This special issue is inspired by the TEFI 2018 conference on the same theme, which took place in Pyhätunturi, Finalnd in the summer of 2018.

Knowing with Nature - The Future of Tourism Education in the Anthropocene

Tourism education, and the knowledge that is produced within the tourism curricula, can, to a certain extent, be held accountable for the conflicting and fragile relationship between tourism and the Earth systems. This special issue was published in late summer 2020. Link to the issue's front page, is here.

This special issue was edited by Emily HöckertOuti RantalaJosé-Carlos García-Rosell & Minni Haanpää this is their editorial.

Special Issue 2019 –  Tourism Recreation Research: Critical issues in tourism co-creation

Critical issues in tourism co-creation, Volume 44(2), 2019

This special issue was edited by Dianne Dredge and Giang Phi, this is their editorial

And this is a link to the Table of Contents to the full issue

Co-creation is the contemporary term used to describe a shift in thinking from top-down solution building to joint and collaborative processes whereby people and organisations generate solutions, build capacity, and create value together. In this Special Issue, we conceive co-creation as a metaphor or framing for a wide-range of well-established research practices and approaches that seek to address the gap between science and society. These approaches and practices debunk the idea that useful knowledge is only produced by scientific communities; they challenge the efficacy of one-way communication from researchers to communities; and they encourage greater tolerance, freedom, proximity, communication, learning and sharing. As a concept, co-creation has gone through various waves of theoretical, conceptual and empirical development. Through this call for papers, we seek to look beyond dominant business/management/marketing perspectives that focus on co-creating market value and innovation, and to excavate alternative motivations, values, logics, and purposes of co-creation in tourism. Theoretical excavations of co-creation within the interdisciplinary, inter-sectoral, and intercultural settings that characterise tourism are of interest in this special issue, as are critical interrogations of the light and dark of co-creation practices.

Special Issue 2018 – Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism: Building our Stories: Co-creating tourism futures in tourism research, education & practice

This special issue is inspired by the Euro-TEFI 2017 conference on the same theme, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark in the summer of 2017.

Tourism transforms people and places. New stakeholders are emerging, landscapes of power are shifting, and lines of responsibilities are being redrawn. Storytelling in tourism is a powerful way of exploring the past, crafting values in the present, and imagining the future. Stories, told from different perspectives, and drawing from diverse experiences can build shared understanding, tolerance, caring and empathy.  Everyday stories of tourism - coping, success, empowerment, nurturing, disruption, relationship building and activism - are important tools that help students, teachers, researchers, practitioners and community members reflect and learn. Through these shared stories we can move towards sustainable, caring and ethical worldmaking in tourism.

This special issue was edited by Émilie Crossley, Emily Höckert and Brendan Paddison this is their editorial.

You can find the whole issue here

Special Issue 2017 – Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism: The Disruptive Power of Caring in Tourism Education

This special issue is inspired by the TEFI 9 conference on the same theme, which took place in British Columbia in the summer of 2016.

Caring is rarely given serious attention. It tends to be associated with emotionality rather than rationality, weakness rather than strength. Talking about it publicly, in professional contexts, is likely to land you with the charge of naïveté for optimism. But it is precisely care—for our students, our communities, our planet—that unites our efforts at knowledge production and transmission with a larger sense of purpose. Knowing what we care about and working in service of it moves us away from a sense of inevitability for the status quo and toward alternate futures where tourism education can help to advance the good life for humanity, in the context of the ecosystem that sustains us

Care ethics, which place a focus on the interdependence of human beings and the importance of context, challenge utilitarian views of the world and of the role of academia.  In this special issue, we invite explorations of care ethics in the context of tourism education.  We welcome submissions that address the philosophical, pedagogical, epistemological, political, experiential, affective, embodied, and/or activism-oriented dimensions of caring in tourism education.  We concern ourselves broadly with tourism education, considering not only the traditional higher education classroom but also other settings where teaching and learning about tourism happen, such as in the field and on the screen.

This special issue was edited by Kellee Caton and Bryan Grimwood, the whole issue can be found here.

Kellee's and Bryan's editorial to this special issue was called Ethics for a Wild World.  

The Tourism Education Futures Initiative: Activating change in tourism education

Darko Prebežac, Christian Schott & Pauline Sheldon (Eds.) Routledge 2014

TEFI Book DP CS PSGo to the Routledge website and order your copy here

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As the world faces many serious challenges informed, courageous and mindful leadership is needed for a better future. The Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) is the collective effort of a group of innovative, thoughtful and committed scholars and industry leaders seeking to provide vision, knowledge, and a framework for tourism education programs that promote global citizenship and optimism for a better world. This book consolidates some of TEFI’s work as it seeks to be the leading, forward-looking network that inspires, informs and supports tourism educators and students to passionately and courageously transform the world for the better. It makes the case for why change is needed, and how tourism educators can respond to that change with strategies and values-based tools. The book contains papers published in special TEFI issues of the Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism (JTTT), which question and explore some of the most important theoretical, conceptual and practical issues facing tourism education now and into the future. The book concludes by integrating the special issues’ key contributions with a brief conceptualisation of education futures before it outlines TEFI’s framework for action over the coming years. Tourism educators worldwide will find that this volume serves two important purposes. On the one hand, it challenges educators to think both critically and proactively about tourism education, while on the other sharing examples of teaching and learning tools that seek to prepare our students for the future and to be global citizens that live lives of consequence.This book is a collection of articles from the Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism.

Special Issue 2013 – Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism: Tourism Education for Global Citizenship

One of the key avenues to inform the academic community about TEFI and to disseminate research which resonates with TEFI’s values and goals have been journal publications.  After a number of key articles that put TEFI ‘on the academic map’ the publications have recently taken the form of special issues in the Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism.  The third special issue on ‘Leadership for Transformation in Tourism Education’, which emerged from TEFI6 in Milan, has just been published online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wttt20/current


Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 2013 Volume 13(2) Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) Sixth Meeting on the Theme “Leadership for Transformation in Tourism Education”

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Hospitality Education

Dianne Dredge, David Airey & Michael J. Gross (Eds.) Available September 2014

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Tourism is much more than an economic sector, it is also a social, cultural, political, and environmental force that drives societal change. Understanding, responding to, and managing this change will

Dredge Airey Grossinevitably require knowledge workers who are able to address a range of problems associated with tourism, travel, hospitality, and the increasingly complex operating environment within which they exist.

The purpose of this Handbook is to provide an insightful and authoritative account of the various issues that are shaping the higher educational world of tourism, hospitality and events education and to highlight the creative, inventive and innovative ways that educators are responding to these issues. It takes as its central focus a dynamic curriculum space shaped by internal and external factors from global to local scales, a variety of values and perspectives contributed by a range of stakeholders, and shifting philosophies about education policy, pedagogy and teaching practice. A benchmark for future curriculum design and development, it critically reviews the development of conceptual and theoretical approaches to tourism and hospitality education. TheHandbookis composed of contributions from specialists in the field, is interdisciplinary in coverage and international in scope through its authorship and content.

Providing a systematic guide to the current state of knowledge on tourism and hospitality education and its future direction this is essential reading for students, researches and academics in Tourism, Hospitality, Events, Recreation and Leisure Studies.