Teaching methods and instruction:
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
Learning material and recommended literature
Digital material provided during the course
Literature and reading list published as the course starts.
Working life connections Visits to industry if feasible. Authentic materials and examples from tourism and hospitality.
No exam - assessment through blog posts
International perspectives into tourism and hospitality. A selection of international cases, resources and reading materials.
22.08.2022 - 16.12.2022
Learning blog, 1-5, individual part 1 learning objectives, competences to be developed individual, 10% learning reflection, individual, deadline before session 2 part 2 Culture assignments 1- 5, 20% DL: before session 3 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? DL: before session 4 part 4: Guest lecture or study visit. Report, reflect on the guest lecture or study visit as instructed, individual, 1-5, 20% -DL: before session 4 part 5: Future, 1-5, 20% -DL: before online session 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. part 6: final reflection, a video, reaching the individual goals 10% DL: 5 days after the online session
15.08.2022 - 26.08.2022
Session 1 Niina and Jaana:
- Course introduction – objectives – familiarize yourselves with the contents before- make notes (you will write in the blog later)-prepare for the discussion in the class – share your objectives
Introduction to tourism and hospitality – start during the lessons –
Distance work: Read the slides related to the history of tourism and hospitality. (1-3)
Find some relevant sources related to the topic and pick up some exciting examples from the history which fascinate you. Can you still see them today? How have they changed through the time? Make notes/a visual presentation and be prepared to present and discuss your examples in class.
Session 2 / Niina Time travel from Luxor to SpaceX – assignment
- Group work on history part (30-45 min)
- Culture part: Dimensions of National cultures, improve you global compentence
Distance learning: Cultures in Organizations
+ Implications: skills and competences needed in International Business / leadership / multicultural teams in Tourism and Hospitality … assignment
Customs and etiquette in the 2000's
- In what sort of culture, in terms of manners, customs, etiquette, do we live in now? What kind of factors have affected that
Session 3 Niina +Jaana
- Group work, discussion, (guest/visit?)
-Customs & culture and international influences, cultures in organisations
Characteristics of Finnish customs
Distance work: Slides/material for the future of the tourism and hospitality industry
Session 4 Jaana
Group work/ presentation:
Driving forces shaping the future of the tourism and hospitality industry: trends and megatrends
Key forces for change and trends affecting the future of the tourism and hospitality industry
Session 5 Online: Niina and Jaana
Conclusion and discussion, reflection and feedback
Main contents of the course - what does it mean to my professional development and future career?
Alternative learning methods
Demonstration of competence as recognition of prior learning (exams),
For more information see Haaga-Helia student pages Recognition of Learning
Jaana Laaksonen, Niina Moilanen
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.