Designing Pedagogical Models for Tourism Education: Focus on Work-Based Mobile Learning
Heli Ruokamo, Miikka Eriksson, Hanna Vuojärvi, University of Lapland, Finland
IJMBL Volume 4, Number 3, ISSN 1941-8647 Publisher: IGI Global
The main objective of the TravEd Research project is to develop a pedagogical model that exploits mobile technologies and electronic learning environments and that is applied especially to develop decentralised tourism education in tourist destinations with extremely mobile tourism students. Developmental work on the project will be carried out through design-based research (DBR). The approach to learning arises from the socio-cultural tradition inherent to the activities, culture, context, and environment in which the learning takes place. The focuses of attention are collaborative teaching–studying–learning (TSL) processes during which several types of applications that also enable smartphone use are utilised. This paper presents the theoretical underpinnings of the project and the first cycle of the DBR process that will be carried out during an apprenticeship period aiming to develop a pedagogical model for work-based mobile learning in tourism settings/education.
Ruokamo, H., Eriksson, M. & Vuojärvi, H. (2012). Designing Pedagogical Models for Tourism Education: Focus on Work-Based Mobile Learning. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 4(3), 53-67. IGI Global.