Lectures, class activities and teamwork.
Study visits and guest lectures as feasible.
Individual learning assignments
Experiential and reflective learning, problem-based learning
Competences (Porvoo peda)
communication, teamwork, digital literacy, sustainability, diversity
Digital material provided during the course
Literature and reading list published as the course starts.
Visits to industry if feasible. Authentic materials and examples from tourism and hospitality.
International perspectives into tourism and hospitality. A selection of international cases, resources and reading materials.
22.08.2022 - 16.12.2022
Subject to change by the start of the course/learning module. The deadlines will be finalized by 22 August 2022. Learning blog, 1-5, individual part 1 learning objectives, competences to be developed individual, 10% learning reflection, bi-weekly, individual part 2 Culture assignments 1- 5, 20% part 3: individual, 1-5, 20%, Customs: How do you experience the prevalent customs from your point of view in the context of tourism and hospitality? Do the customs and values reflect your own ones? Reflect on what type of changes there might appear in customs in the near future? part 4: Guest lecture or study visit report, reflect on the guest lecture or study visit as instructed, individual, 1-5, 20% part 5: Future, 1-5, 20% Write yourself / someone else a letter from year 2042 (20 years in the future) (approx 400 words) In the letter, describe where you are travelling, with who you are travelling, how you are travelling, what you are doing once you get there. Effectively, how the world has changed in 20 years, and how that has impacted tourism and hospitality. Inspiration for this: Aarni did a research project like this in 2019. We got 600+ letters written from year 2039; see https://travel2039.org/ part 6: final reflection, a video, reaching the individual goals 10% Instructions for blog available on Moodle as the course starts.
22.08.2022 - 26.08.2022
NB subject to change
Lectures on Tuesdays at 8:15 – 10:45 in room A420 / Aican
Please, always check the timetables for changes.
13.9 Course introduction
Introduction to tourism and hospitality
4.10 The concept of Culture
1.11 Customs & Culture
29.11 Driving forces shaping the future of the tourism and hospitality industry: trends and megatrends
13.12 Online: Conclusion and discussion - reaching objectives
Demonstration of competence as recognition of prior learning (exams), contact teachers Violeta Salonen, Haaga and Sari Sinisalmi-Airila, Porvoo:
For more information see Haaga-Helia student pages Recognition of Learning
Mirjami Willman, Hanna Rinne
15 - 40
Continuous assessment: active participation in the lectures, activities, and study visits/guest lectures.
Learning blog with learning assignments and reflection 100%
Assessment of the learning assignments during the course with grades and brief comments. Also, general feedback.
The students are required to pass all parts of the course and to submit all the assignments in the learning blog on time. One grade point will be deducted from each possible late submission.
Assessing one’s own learning is a compulsory part of the course.