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dc.contributor.authorCotterell, Debbie
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, Jo-Anne
dc.contributor.authorHales, Rob
dc.contributor.authorArcodia, Charles
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-24T05:11:03Z
dc.date.available2020-01-24T05:11:03Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1368-3500
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13683500.2019.1577369
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/390882
dc.description.abstractDespite attempts to improve the ‘tourism curriculum space’ in order to empower philosophic practitioners who are capable of thinking systemically and holistically about complex phenomenon such as sustainability, tourism curricula is still designed around less complex and weak conceptualizations of sustainability. The aim of this study is to uncover the range of qualitatively different ways of experiencing sustainability in a tourism context with the intent of forming a continuum that could serve as a useful teaching and learning strategy in developing more complex and ‘stronger’ conceptualizations of sustainability. Phenomenographic interviews with lecturers, students and industry workers revealed four qualitatively different ways of experiencing sustainability ranging from weak to very strong understandings of sustainability. The key outcome of this study is a practical continuum designed to (1) promote reflection within tourism educators on the conceptualizations underpinning their course design; as well as provide (2) a powerful teaching and learning tool designed to help higher education practitioners engage students with a broader and more varied range of understandings about the complex phenomenon that is sustainability. By introducing variation theory as an additional conceptual framework for explaining individuals’ understandings of sustainability, this study makes a theoretical contribution to the field of tourism studies.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto17
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCurrent Issues in Tourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1506
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150603
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1505
dc.titleCultivating conscientious tourism caretakers: a phenomenographic continuum towards stronger sustainability
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCotterell, D; Ferreira, J-A; Hales, R; Arcodia, C, Cultivating conscientious tourism caretakers: a phenomenographic continuum towards stronger sustainability, Current Issues in Tourism, 2019, pp. 1-17
dc.date.updated2020-01-24T05:08:20Z
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCotterell, Debbie C.
gro.griffith.authorArcodia, Charles
gro.griffith.authorHales, Robert J.
gro.griffith.authorFerreira, Jo-Anne L.


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