Design Thinking Workshop - Pedagogy and praxis (3.5 hrs)

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. The Tourism CoLab has been pioneering the design and development of professional education opportunities that bridge experiential learning, entrepreneurship, design thinking for the next tourism economy. In this workshop you will learn how design thinking can be used in research, teaching and engagement to drive positive impact.  We will cover examples and cases giving you a window to the future of tourism education.

Rethinking Sustainable Tourism Research and Education: From Interesting to Impactful

Tourism faces significant challenges, from climate change to overtourism, inequality and social exclusion to environmental collapse. Many fear that the promises of sustainable tourism will be too little, too late. Despite the challenges, we have an opportunity (and an obligation) to shape the future in ways that reflect TEFI vales of stewardship, mutuality, ethics, knowledge sharing and professionalism. 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.

Publishing Workshop: Planning, preparing and publishing a book manuscript

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. While academic journal papers receive considerable emphasis, and provide the opportunity to disseminate components or ‘bite-size pieces of research, books also provide an important outlet and a different kind of publishing opportunity. 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. Among their many benefits, books can also help researchers to situate themselves within the field and can assist in the development of professional networks. Many early career researchers and PhD students are challenged by the idea of publishing a book. This workshop responds to this challenge by providing participants with the skills and understanding needed to successfully plan, prepare and bring to completion a book development project. This will be an interactive workshop, presented with Channel View Publications, addressing the following:

  • To explore the benefits and challenges of book publishing.
  • To build an understanding of the book publishing.
  • To discuss whether and how a thesis might be turned into a book and develop a proposal outline.