Challenges for future oriented tourism educators-new skills for teaching

Nestoroska, Ivanka (2019) Challenges for future oriented tourism educators-new skills for teaching. In: The 9th International Scientific Conference “Tourism, Innovations and Entrepreneurship.

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Higher education nowadays is, more than ever, faced with the need of how to educate future graduates to successfully fit in the working processes of their relevant field of interest. In this respect, educators in tourism and hospitality alongside their role in students’ professional education are challenged to meet the fast changing demands of this growing industry by preparing them for the expectations and requirements of their future employers. Since education is one of the key elements for professionals to provide quality products and services, their knowledge and innovative skills very much depend on the skills of teachers. Therefore, the relation between tourism and education becomes more important because it ensures well educated professionals which in their future carriers will be able to apply their knowledge with a creative approach in the working processes. The purpose of this paper is twofold. On the one hand, it intends to identify the challenges for educators to be innovative in teaching and open for new approaches in order to guide students the best in the classes. On the other hand, the aim is to present a training program designed for preparing teachers at university level to face with challenges to use technology in the future classroom. The project is characterized by a storytelling approach and its content is mainly related to the use of digital technology in the classroom and adapting tasks and activities for teaching. The main aim of the approach is to develop a blended learning course that will meet the needs of the educators with competences and skills important for their successful teaching in the future. Its objective is to contribute to the implementation of innovative teaching methods that will provide flexible learning practices, and will engage the educators in different roles which will further contribute to better communication in on-campus classes. Key words: higher education, educator, future classroom, teaching skills, tourism

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality
Depositing User: Mr Bojan Sekulovski
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2019 09:28
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2019 09:28

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