Tourism, Marketing and Career Opportunities in Tourism (FET Phase)
There is a need nationally to improve the teaching of Tourism in grade 10 – 12, as many teachers who teach Tourism do not have any formal qualifications in Tourism. Thus the call for the training of FET Tourism teachers by the North West Education Department to train their teachers to improve their subject knowledge, with specific reference to the Grade 10-12 curriculum content of the structure of South African Tourism industry, marketing of tourism products and job, career and entrepreneurial opportunities. NWU has the expertise and experience to facilitate a short course to help participants gain the necessary skills and subject knowledge to improve teaching and learning of FET Tourism education.
The short course in Tourism for Education, with specific reference to the SA Tourism industry, marketing and career opportunities, will enable participants to develop knowledge and skills necessary to teach the Grade 10-12 Tourism curriculum. The short course will enable participants to gain theoretical- and practical knowledge. The participants will gain insight to equip the learners in their classes and teach Tourism with more confidence.
Learning assumed to be in place:
Participants must be computer literate; be able to identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking; work effectively as individuals and with others as members of a team; organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively; collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information and communicate effectively using visual, symbolic and/or language skills in various modes.
Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria:
|After completion of this course, participants will:||Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:|
|1. Informed knowledge and understanding of, as well as an ability to correctly evaluate and apply key terms, concepts, facts, and principles, to different areas of or within the structure of South African Tourism industry, marketing of tourism products, career- and entrepreneurial opportunities; and an understanding of how that knowledge relates to teaching tourism;||1. Analyse, apply and evaluate informed knowledge in terms of the key terms, concepts, facts, and principles to different areas within the structure of South African Tourism industry, marketing of tourism products, career and entrepreneurial opportunities; and an understanding of how that knowledge relates to teaching tourism at FET level;|
|2. Understanding of contested knowledge within the field of tourism in education and a critical evaluation of the applicability of the aforementioned theories, principles and knowledge of the field of teaching Tourism in the FET phase;||2. Assess, analyse and establish contested knowledge within the field of tourism in education and evaluate theories, principles and knowledge of teaching Tourism in the FET phase;|
|3. Accurate and coherent written and verbal communication assignments. This must be related to the practice-requirements of Tourism teaching in education;||3. Develop and create accurate and coherent written and verbal communication assignments related to the practice-requirements of teaching Tourism at FET school level;|
|4. Management of a team, group, system and process in an unfamiliar context in order to solve tourism education problems, by monitoring the progress of the team, group and process and taking responsibility for task outcomes and application of appropriate resources where appropriate; and||4. Assemble, manage and re-organise a team, group, system and process in an unfamiliar context in order to solve tourism education problems, by monitoring the progress of the team, group and process and taking responsibility for task outcomes and application of appropriate resources;|
|5. The ability to take full responsibility for own learning needs, monitoring of own learning progress and application of relevant learning strategies and management of all resources to successfully realise all outcomes of this course.||5. Develop, optimise and take responsibility for own learning needs, able to track own learning progress and apply, evaluate and reflect on relevant learning strategies, management of all resources to successfully realise all outcomes of this course and to demonstrate the ability to successfully integrate these skills in teaching and learning in schools where they teach|
Baseline assessment: Pre-test (25%); Formative assessment: Assignment (50%); Summative assessment: Post-test (25%).
Method of assessment:
The participants will be assessed in the week of training by means of pre- and post-tests, to determine if the participants have achieved the learning outcomes at end of the week. The participants will submit an assignment two weeks after the short course. The participant must attend all the contact sessions, and must obtain a minimum of 50% for the total of all the assessment tasks in order to receive a certificate.
Mode of delivery:
Grade 10-12 Tourism educators, subject educational specialist and advisors, and all other role players with a specific interest in Tourism in the FET phase.