TEMPO Degree Programme in Tourism and Event Management
Nature and nature tourism are most important pull factors of the tourism to Finland. This module is suitable for all students who are interested in getting more insight into the nature based tourism and its development. The module is based on learning by doing including various activities such as guest lectures, company visits, development projects, presentations and study excursion to nature.
Upon completion of this module, the student is able to
• understand the concepts of the nature tourism, its elements and the possibilities of nature as a pull factor for different customer groups
• understand the different profiles of different target groups
• understand different nature based sustainable business models
• analyse a nature based tourism business
• use professional tools for developing successful nature based tourism business.
• Nature tourism phenomenon and concept
• Finland’s nature for tourism business
• Different nature profiles and target groups
• Digitalisation of nature tourism
• Tools for development of nature tourism
• Nature tourism entrepreneurship
• Green care and nature wellbeing
• Food in nature and food from nature
• Sustainability in nature tourism
a) Learning with contact teaching including assignments, project work, independent study and possible exams
Lectures/workshops combined with independent studies
Experiential study excursion to nature
Individual, pair and team assignments, development project with a commissioner
b) Learning by using the work-based learning method “Work&Study” according to a plan that shows how the learning goals of the course can be obtained through the student’s work or hobby. More information from responsible teachers or academic advisors.
c) Demonstration (of earlier skills and knowledge in the course content). More information from responsible teachers or academic advisors.
Assessment of one´s own learning is a compulsory part of each course
Books/e-books and online articles on the content topics
Industry related reports and statistics
Materials provided by the lecturers
Materials produced by students as a course work
The module takes place during the first period of the semester
Starting level and linkage with other courses
The student has successfully completed the Basic Studies. The module is a part of the elective advanced studies in Porvoo Campus competence-based curriculum.
Assessment criteria - grade 1
The student’s participation in the activities of the module is rather passive and his/her contribution to the team work is inadequate. The student shows only moderate ability to analyse or develop nature-based tourism business. The student completes the assignments and the development project of the module without high initiative or creativity and does not show deep understanding of the topic.
Assessment criteria - grade 3
The student’s participation in the activities of the module is rather active and his/her contribution to the team work is considerable/valuable. The student shows enhanced ability to analyse or develop nature-based tourism business. The student completes the assignments and the development project of the module with good results and understands well the concepts of the topic.
Assessment criteria - grade 5
The student’s participation in the activities of the module is very active and constructive. He/she acts as a team motivator with his/her actions and knowledge and the student’s contribution to the team work and to the development project is crucial. He/she shows excellent skills to analyse and develop nature-based tourism. The student completes the assignments and the development project with excellent results showing deep understanding of the concepts of the topic and produces new ideas and thoughts.