Tunniste / Course Code

5216706

Nimi / Name

Current Research in Tourism (CURT)

Laajuus / ECTS

5 ETCS

Tyyppi  / Level (esim. perusopinnot, aineopinnot)

Master’s level

Laji

Course

Opinto-oikeus (?)

Tourism marketing and management (TMM) master’s students, and maximum 5 other students (service management, exchange students).

Suositeltu suoritusaika

First year of TMM master’s studies.

Tuntimäärä / Hours (?)

135 h

Arvostelu / Grading

1-5

Vastuuyksikkö

Business School

Opettajat / Teacher

Henna Konu

 

Kuvaus / Syllabus:

 

Osaamistavoitteet (pakollinen) / Learning outcomes (compulsory)

Knowledge related:

  • Understand theoretical perspectives on tourism, understand and evaluate the linkages of the central concepts related to tourism research (e.g. theory, paradigm, model).
  • Understand interdisciplinary nature of tourism research.
  • Understand and explain current issues and methods used in tourism research including a wide range of theories, approaches and practices used in tourism research.
  • Analyze and identify potential research topics for future tourism studies based on current tourism literature.

 

Skills related:

  • Identify, compare and explain the most common, current and timely research topics and approaches in tourism
  • Apply the principles of good scientific practices
  • Organize, synthesize, structure and outline scientific information
  • Reflect their own research topic and interest to existing research

 

Sisältö (pakollinen) / Content

The course focuses on the current issues and methods used in tourism research.

  • Learning materials on the main theoretical concepts and tourism theories
  • Collaborative exercises and discussions to discuss main theories and research streams.
  • Individual and collaborative exercises to interpret, organize and analyze research literature, and reflect their own research topic and interest to existing research
  • Evaluating the outputs from the assignments: giving and receiving constructive feedback.

 

Suoritustavat (pakollinen) / Teaching Methods

- Individual assignment and work with literature (59 hours)

- Group work (50 hours)

- Class meetings and seminars (26 hours)

Toteutustavat / Study Modes

  • Active participation in class meetings
  • Group work
  • Individual assignment
  • Compulsory participation in seminars (group work presentations)

 

Oppimateriaalit / Study Material

1) Book: Bricker, K. & Donohoe, H. (2015). Demystifying Theories in Tourism Research. CABI.,

2) Articles,

3) Other material

 

Arvosteluperusteet (pakollinen) / Assessment

Assessment: 1-5.

Emphasis on the final grade:

  • Individual assignment 35 %
  • Group work essay 35 %
  • Group work presentation 10 %
  • Peer review 10 %
  • Self-evaluation 10 %
  • Compulsory participation in seminars (pass/fail)

 

Edellytykset / Prerequisites:

Bachelor Degree

Ajankohta / Time

Autumn semester

Tarjontatieto / Level

Tourism marketing and management (TMM) master’s students, and maximum 5 other students (service management, exchange students). Priority is given for TMM students.

 

Avainsanat / Keywords

tourism theories, current issues in tourism, methodologies

Kampus / Campus

Joensuu

Lisätietoja/ Further information

Teaching language: English