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Title: Developing undergraduates’ research competences through a tourism destination management course
Authors: Quintela, Joana
Durão, Marília
Keywords: Undergraduate research
Research-based learning
Student experience
Research competences and techniques
Issue Date: 6-Jul-2022
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online
Citation: Quintela, J., & Durão, M. (2022). Developing undergraduates’ research competences through a tourism destination management course. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, (Published online: 06 Jul 2022), 1-14. Repositório Institucional UPT.
Abstract: The levels of complexity and the changing environment in which the tourism industry operates, require critical and reflective tourism practitioners. Consequently, and considering the need for students to develop analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills, this article explores the research experiences of undergraduate students, focusing on the process of developing an independent, inquiry-based project. This paper describes a research project developed by two classes of undergraduate students majoring in tourism, providing an overview of the implementation of the project and of students’ perceptions on this experience. Results suggest that adopting a research-based learning approach promotes students’ engagement with research practices and increases intellectual capacity, which may prove useful to other tourism educators in developing competence-based courses.
ISSN: 1531-3220 (Print)
1531-3239 (Electronic)
Appears in Collections:REMIT – Artigos em Revistas Internacionais / Papers in International Journals

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