Educational philosophy: grounding the tourism curriculum

Oktadiana, Hera, and Chon, Kaye (2016) Educational philosophy: grounding the tourism curriculum. Annals of Tourism Research, 57. pp. 236-239.

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This research note seeks to outline fundamental thinking in the philosophy of education which might inform further analysis of tourism and hospitality curriculum design. There is not a single compelling meaning for the term curriculum. It has been variously defined as a set of educational plans, learners’ experiences, a field of study, and subject matter/content (Cooper, 2002, Ratcliff, 1997). In all of these accounts, the underlying view is that curriculum strongly affects students, educators, and members of society (Ornstein and Hunkins, 2009, Zais, 1976). Tribe (2015) contends that curriculum decision making is based on what he called 12Ps such as power, pals, precedent, pragmatism and parochialism to name just a few factors, thus, "curriculum can at worst be accidental, path-dependent, ill-informed and merely adequate" (p. 18). Despite the extensive points raised in this list, it can be maintained that the contribution of philosophical enquiry remains underutilized, even overlooked in curriculum design (Ornstein & Hunkins, 2009). Our discussion positions philosophical concerns at the heart of curriculum development. Philosophical considerations provide frameworks for an institution’s aims and goals, subjects to be taught, teaching and learning experiences, and assessment methods (Ornstein and Hunkins, 2009, Tribe, 2015).

Item ID: 60817
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1873-7722
Keywords: educational philosophy, tourism and hospitality curriculum, Indonesia
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2019 23:28
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 30%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development @ 30%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 40%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 50%
90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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