Involves teacher-student interaction aimed at developing students' conceptions and worldview of issues related to tourism development in coastal and marine locations. Based on case study examination of various types of tourism in coastal and marine locations such as dive tourism, coastal destination management and marine wildlife tourism, issues which impact experiences, operation and management will be explored. The challenges of achieving sustainable management from a multiple stakeholder perspective underpin the unit.
Situating Coastal and Marine Tourism
History and overview of coastal and marine tourism
Approaches to developing coastal and marine tourism
Tourism in Coastal and Marine Locations
Coastal hot-spots versus sensitive eco resorts
Marine wildlife tourism Marine tourism niches
Dive tourism, Surf and fishing tourism
Islands and marine tourism
Coastal destination management
Contested resources - the struggle for governance (including marine protected areas)
Sustainability: stakeholder perspectives
Research trends and future issues for coastal and marine tourism
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||examine the emergence of coastal and marine tourism||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||compare approaches to providing coastal and marine tourism in specific locations||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||critically analyse influences which impact on the sustainable management of coastal and marine tourism and understand the nature of the impacts.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)|
|2 x Wikis: discussion + critique||45%|
|Sustaining coastal/marine tourism: case study analysis||55%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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