Generation Y and the curriculum space

Benchendorff, Pierre, and Moscardo, Gianna (2015) Generation Y and the curriculum space. In: Dredge, Dianne, Airey, David, and Gross, Michael J., (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Hospitality Education. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 422-439.

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[Extract] Generations or generational cohorts can be defined as 'groups of individuals who are born during the same time period and who experienced similar external events during their formative or coming-of-age years (i.e., late adolescent and early adulthood years)' (Noble & Schewe, 2003:979). Formative events include the attitudes and behaviours of parents, education, memorable incidents and shared experiences. It is argued that these shared formative experiences influence the world view, behaviours and values of an entire age cohort throughout their lifespan (Lyons et al., 2005; Mannheim, 1952). These formative experiences are significant because they help to shape specific preferences, beliefs and psychographic tendencies. They influence the attitudes of individuals from a particular cohort and how they might behave in order to satisfy their values and desires (Gursoy et al., 2008).

Item ID: 37139
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-415-84205-1
Keywords: generation Y, tourism curricula, futures
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 06:30
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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