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.
21.08.2023 - 13.10.2023
Subject to change by the start of the course/learning module. The deadlines will be finalized by 22 August 2022.
14.08.2023 - 18.08.2023
NB subject to change. Please, always check the timetables for changes.
Week 1 Course introduction Introduction to tourism and hospitality
Week 2 Time travel from Luxor to SpaceX
Week 3 Travelling into the future (tourism today and how it might develop)
Week 4 The concept of culture:
- Dimensions of National Cultures
Pitstop - where are we, how far have we come
Week 5 Cultures in Organizations
+ Implications: skills and competences needed in International Business / leadership / multicultural teams in Tourism and Hospitality … etc.
Week 6 Customs & culture and international influences
Characteristics of Finnish customs
Week 7 Driving forces shaping the future of the tourism and hospitality industry: trends and megatrends
Week 8 Key forces for change and trends affecting the future of the tourism and hospitality industry
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 https://www.haaga-helia.fi/en/recognition-learning
Outi Rekola, 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.