This project document chapter offers a brief review of recent literature about three forms of active learning: (1) simulated student projects are contrasted with live projects in the form of (2) internal service projects and (3) projects with external partners. Type (3) is referred to in the literature as service learning and student consulting projects (Eyler& Giles, 1999; Cooke & Williams 2004). While most of the literature seems to focus on the effects of the students’ personal development, this chapter discusses the relationship between motivation, assessment and role perceptions, and highlights the positive effects on aspects of student employability, as well as on the students’ and lecturers’ professionalism and identification with the institution.
Thanks to the HEA for developing this resource in collaboration with the affiliated institution.
Writing dissertations is a daunting process, particularly at the beginning. Where to start, how to plan, what to research – are the initial starting points. Thanks to the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and affiliated authors, they help to deconstruct the process down to the following 9 parts in the context of tourism, hospitality and leisure.
Have a read, and let me know in the comments – how they helped you, and the advice you would give students entering the third year to prepare and succeed at their dissertations…
Research in tourism, leisure, events (part 1) – https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/research_1.pdf
Introducing the research process (part 2) – https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/research_gateway_section2_introducing_the_research_process.pdf
Getting started (part 3) – https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/research_gateway_section3_getting_started.pdf
Literature reviewing in tourism, hospitality and leisure (part 4) – https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resource/research-hospitality-leisure-sport-and-tourism-literature-reviews
Designing research and methodology in tourism, hospitality and leisure (part 5) – https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resource/research-hospitality-leisure-sport-and-tourism-research-design-and-data-collection
Analysing your results in tourism, hospitality and leisure (part 6) – https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/research_gateway_section6_analysis_results.pdf
Discussing your findings in tourism, hospitality and leisure (part 7) – https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/research_gateway_section7_discussion_of_findings.pdf
Concluding your research dissertations in tourism hospitality and leisure (part 8) – https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/research_gateway_section8_conclusions.pdf
The final dissertation write up in tourism hospitality and leisure (part 9) – https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/research_gateway_section9_final_write_up.pdf
Thanks to @HEA Academy and associated authors for providing these resources.
Presentation by Cheryl Greyson,
Lecturer in Marketing @ARU_BusinessSch, Department @MET