Module title: Case Studies in International Tourism

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: TSM11105
Module leader: Constantia Anastasiadou
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2017/8, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Constantia Anastasiadou
Module Organiser:
Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LTA Approach
Reflective learning skills are facilitated through specialist area subject guest lectures, student presentation and case study visit.
Employability and PDP elements are embedded in the requirements of report and essay writing.

A series of lectures provide a framework of ideas and put across key information and issues appropriate to achieving the learning outcomes; a series of seminar/workshops to consolidate the knowledge base and learning systematically through the module programme. International case studies will be used as a basis for tutorials and as examples in lectures.

Self-managed reading and investigation around the syllabus: building up information, ideas and arguments on the various seminar topics covered, as well as reinforcing and extending the lecture/tutorial programme.

A variety of assessment instruments are used to provide opportunites for differing learning styles. Students will compare 2 different countries' tourism from various aspects and submit a report covering outcomes 4 & 5. An individual essay that examines the impact of global issues on tourism development will cover outcomes 1 and 2.

Supporting equality and diversity
The learning materials used will be available on Moodle learning environment provided by Napier University to support the needs of many learning styles.

This module allows students to compare aspects of the tourism industry in many countries. It is inherently international in nature. In addition, the students themselves come form a wide variety of countries and will be encouraged to contribute from their knowledge and personal experience of international tourism.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Seminar 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Report 50 3-5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

• International Cultural comparison
• Case Study method and comparative research methodologies
• Tourism and Development
• Tourism planning and policy
• Urban and Rural tourism systems;
• Competitiveness and responsible tourism development;
• Ethical issues in international tourism
• Cross-cultural behaviour in tourism
• Global issues and value analysis.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Comparatively appraise the application of tourism management concepts in different tourist destinations.
LO2: Critically reflect on current issues that affect the global tourism industry.
LO3: Critically discuss and apply comparative analysis techniques to a specific tourism product in two different locations.
LO4: Critically reflect on tourism policy and planning systems.
LO5: Evaluate the impact of cross-cultural and cross-national environments on the development of a tourism product.

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