Introduces students to the concepts of 'sustainability' and 'sustainable development' and their application to planning and management of tourism. Examines the history and development of ecotourism and sustainable tourism and their relation to mass forms of tourism. The unit draws on critical reflection and critical thinking as key tools for the examination and evaluation of theory and practice.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||analyse the concept of sustainable development, and how it applies to tourism||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|2||critically assess the impacts of tourism: locally, nationally and globally||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|3||recognise the core elements central to nature-based tourism and ecotourism||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|4||define best-practice principles for a sustainable tourism industry||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|5||practise being critical and reflective thinkers, who can examine their values, beliefs and assumptions.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 1 hour (12 weeks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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