The upside of staying in the classroom: risk and creativity in conference and event education

Moscardo, Gianna (2006) The upside of staying in the classroom: risk and creativity in conference and event education. In: Proceedings of Global Events Congress and Event Educators' Forum, pp. 251-259. From: Global Events Congress and Event Educators' Forum, 27-29 September 2006, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper reports on an analysis of an experiential learning activity in a conference and events management class. The study examined the barriers to effective outcomes from an exercise that required students to plan and run a real event or conference. Data were gathered from three sources - student evaluations, critical incidents analysis and a comparison of the features of event plans produced by student teams who knew they had to run the event versus those who did not. In particular the paper focused on the concept of perceived risk and how it related to anxiety and creativity in events planning. The results indicated that students experienced high levels of anxiety throughout the exercise and that when an event failed they used inappropriate attributions to explain the outcome limiting their ability to learn from their mistakes.

Item ID: 4365
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: conference & event education; creativity; risk
ISBN: 1-86499-861-X
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2009 01:44
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160513 Tourism Policy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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