Module title: Transport for Tourism

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: TSM08117
Module leader: Simon Chiu
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

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

2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Simon Chiu
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs;
Group discussion, working in groups is used during lectures and tutorials to engage students with the study area. A number of activities are undertaken during tutorial times to support student learning that enhance presentation, critical reflection.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills;
Critical appraisal and reflection are required throughout the tutorial sessions. Written skills as well as analytical and critical reflection are also enhanced through the formative assessment.

Research/ teaching linkages;
The teaching team conducts research in the area of travel industry and the international environment for tourism.
As part of the summative assessment the students will have identify, collect and analyse relevant information from academic and industry sources such as journal articles, books, market intelligence and trends.

Supporting equality and diversity;
All materials are available on WebCT and are formed following the Napier University’s guidelines for preparing materials. A mix of teaching and learning methods and media are used throughout the class to support different learning styles.

Internationalisation
Transport is a key element for any type of tourism product, and with so much of travelling being across borders, the area of study is internationalised by its nature. Tourism flows are examined across the globe and the impact that the availability of transport networks has on tourism development are presented.


Formative Assessment:
As part of their assessment the students will have to undertake research on the impact of transport deregulation on a particular type of tourism product. This assessment covers LOs 1,2 and 4. Students will be advised to submit a draft for formative feedback.



Summative Assessment:
As part of their assessment the students will have to undertake research on the impact of transport deregulation on a particular type of tourism product. This assessment covers LOs 1,2 and 4. Students will be advised to submit a draft for formative feedback.

The summative assessment is an end of module exam that covers LOs 1-5.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 176
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 60 1, 2, 4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Transport and tourism relationships, transport networks and flows, ground transport, marine transport, air transport, management of transport flows, transport and tourism marketing, environmental implications, future trends.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Investigate the relationship between transport and tourism
LO2: Examine the characteristics of transport networks and tourism flows
LO3: Analyse the impact of transport deregulation on international travel
LO4: Analyse the impact of tourism transport on the environment
LO5: Examine the future trends for transport for tourism

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