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Digital Immersion for Sustainable Tourism Education: A roadmap to virtual fieldtrips

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dc.contributor.author Schott, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-06T22:47:03Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-11T23:13:06Z
dc.date.available 2017
dc.date.available 2018-12-06T22:47:03Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-11T23:13:06Z
dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20880
dc.description.abstract Fieldtrips have been an important component of a range of educational disciplines for many decades and the associated pedagogies of active and experiential learning have been promoted since the early 1900s. Active learning, which is an integral part of fieldtrips has been found to act as a valuable means of engaging students with the subject, enhancing student’s subject knowledge and understanding, and developing lifelong learners. Fieldtrips additionally allow for a concept or topic to be examined in its social, cultural, environmental and political context, thus creating a space for situated learning, which is recognised to assist in crystallising learning outcomes for students. The merit of fieldtrips to learn about complex topics, such as sustainable tourism development is thus well established. However, today’s teaching and learning budgets are constrained and students are less able to pay for fieldtrips in the face of steadily increasing tuition costs in most countries than they may have been in the past. As a consequence, the tradition of fieldtrips has become less common despite its recognised educational value. In response, this book chapter presents a learning tool which provides a trade-off between the benefits and drawbacks of the comparatively affordable ‘one dimensional’ text based case study and the rich, authentic, but increasingly less accessible multi-dimensional experience of a real fieldtrip - a digital immersion (virtual) fieldtrip. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries Education for Sustainability in Tourism en_NZ
dc.relation.uri https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/digital-immersion-for-sustainable-tourism-education-a-roadmap-to/4416374
dc.rights.uri https://www.springer.com/gb/open-access/authors-rights/self-archiving-policy/2124
dc.subject virtual fieldtrips, sustainable tourism development, digital immersion, active learning, Open Simulator, Fiji en_NZ
dc.title Digital Immersion for Sustainable Tourism Education: A roadmap to virtual fieldtrips en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Management School en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 150603 Tourism Management en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Chapter in Book - Research en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 359999 Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder https://link.springer.com

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