Module title: Leadership Innovation and Technology for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

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

Module code: TSM10303
Module leader: Ahmed Hassanien
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 3, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MAURITIUS
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ahmed Hassanien
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
From the outset, aligning under the theme of competitiveness, the focus has been to ensure that students gain a deep understanding and familiarity with the areas of leadership and innovation with the specific aim of fostering effective professional practice in these two critical areas. This is supported by:
- clear and relevant module aims and learning outcomes;
- carefully designed and clearly communicated assessment strategies;
- the development of module contents which directly relate to the specialist professional interests of the students in the fields of
tourism, hospitality and events;
- module design that both encourages and supports the students’ capacity to look at, and to ultimately understand, the bigger
picture associated with leadership and innovation and their roles in organisational competitiveness;
- ensuring that the availability and quality of teaching and learning materials are conducive to supporting individual learning and
peer group interactions, whether students are studying on or off campus.
LO1 and LO5a will be achieved through an examination and will be concerned with the identification and review of leadership best practice within the tourism, hospitality and events contexts. LO2; LO3; LO4 and LO5b will be achieved through an integrative assignment in the form of a report focused upon innovation within the context of hospitality, tourism, and events, as appropriate.

A participative approach to teaching and learning will be adopted in the tutorials. These sessions will make use of lecture input, case studies, small and large group discussions, class exercises and presentations. Learning will be supported throughout by module materials, a recommended text(s), directed reading of articles, books and online publications via Moodle. Students are given weekly directed reading and will be expected to prepare for classes in advance by reading a selection of cases and articles.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
The assessment strategy for the module is explicitly designed to support and enhance the development of the students’ organisation skills, powers of critical analysis; their reflectivity and other core employability skills.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
Assessments are designed to promote student motivation through encouraging the direct application of knowledge and abilities associated with individual student’s specific area of interest, be it tourism, hospitality or events.

The emphasis is upon ensuring that students gain sufficient understanding of leadership and innovation so that their level of knowledge is conducive to supporting effective practical application in their roles as professionals within the tourism, hospitality and events industries. Two components form the basis of the LITHE module’s assessment.

Component /assessment one covers LO1 and LO5a: Using a short multiple choice exam format, the focus is upon developing students’ familiarity of the leadership literature and its application within the contexts of tourism, hospitality and events organisations. This is given 25% of the weighting for the module.

Component/assessment two covers LO2; LO3; LO4 and LO5b: Adopting a report format, this assignment is a portfolio worth 75% with overall with each, of three parts weighted at 25% and is intended to act as a vehicle for students to integrate their understanding and knowledge of innovation and its application within the specialist contexts of tourism, hospitality and events.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 175
Face To Face Lecture 13
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 25 1, 5a 7 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Report 75 2,3,4,5b 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 25
Component 2 subtotal: 75
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MAURITIUS
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ahmed Hassanien
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
From the outset, aligning under the theme of competitiveness, the focus has been to ensure that students gain a deep
understanding and familiarity with the areas of leadership and innovation with the specific aim of fostering effective
professional practice in these two critical areas. This is supported by:
- clear and relevant module aims and learning outcomes;
- carefully designed and clearly communicated assessment strategies;
- the development of module contents which directly relate to the specialist professional interests of the students in the fields of
tourism, hospitality and events;
- module design that both encourages and supports the students’ capacity to look at, and to ultimately understand, the bigger
picture associated with leadership and innovation and their roles in organisational competitiveness;
- ensuring that the availability and quality of teaching and learning materials are conducive to supporting individual learning and
peer group interactions, whether students are studying on or off campus.
LO1 and LO5a will be achieved through an examination and will be concerned with the identification and review of leadership
best practice within the tourism, hospitality and events contexts.
LO2; LO3; LO4 and LO5b will be achieved through an integrative assignment in the form of a report focused upon innovation
within the context of hospitality, tourism, and events, as appropriate.
A participative approach to teaching and learning will be adopted in the tutorials. These sessions will make use of lecture input,
case studies, small and large group discussions, class exercises and presentations.
Learning will be supported throughout by module materials, a recommended text(s), directed reading of articles, books and online
publications via Moodle. Students are given weekly directed reading and will be expected to prepare for classes in
advance by reading a selection of cases and articles.
Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
The assessment strategy for the module is explicitly designed to support and enhance the development of the students’
organisation skills, powers of critical analysis; their reflectivity and other core employability skills.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
Assessments are designed to promote student motivation through encouraging the direct application of knowledge and abilities associated with individual student’s specific area of interest, be it tourism, hospitality or events.

The emphasis is upon ensuring that students gain sufficient understanding of leadership and innovation so that their level of knowledge is conducive to supporting effective practical application in their roles as professionals within the tourism, hospitality and events industries.
Two components form the basis of the LITHE module’s assessment.

Component /assessment one covers LO1 and LO5a: Using a short multiple choice exam format, the focus is upon developing students’ familiarity of the leadership literature and its application within the contexts of tourism, hospitality and events organisations. This is given 25% of the weighting for the module.

Component/assessment two covers LO2; LO3; LO4 and LO5b: Adopting a report format, this assignment is a portfolio worth 75% with overall with each, of three parts weighted at 25% and is intended to act as a vehicle for students to integrate their understanding and knowledge of innovation and its application within the specialist contexts of tourism, hospitality and events.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 175
Face To Face Lecture 13
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 25 1, 5a 7 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Report 75 2,3,4,5b 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 25
Component 2 subtotal: 75
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MAURITIUS
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ahmed Hassanien
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
From the outset, aligning under the theme of competitiveness, the focus has been to ensure that students gain a deep understanding and familiarity with the areas of leadership and innovation with the specific aim of fostering effective professional practice in these two critical areas. This is supported by:
- clear and relevant module aims and learning outcomes;
- carefully designed and clearly communicated assessment strategies;
- the development of module contents which directly relate to the specialist professional interests of the students in the fields of
tourism, hospitality and events;
- module design that both encourages and supports the students’ capacity to look at, and to ultimately understand, the bigger
picture associated with leadership and innovation and their roles in organisational competitiveness;
- ensuring that the availability and quality of teaching and learning materials are conducive to supporting individual learning and
peer group interactions, whether students are studying on or off campus.
LO1 and LO5a will be achieved through an examination and will be concerned with the identification and review of leadership
best practice within the tourism, hospitality and events contexts.
LO2; LO3; LO4 and LO5b will be achieved through an integrative assignment in the form of a report focused upon innovation
within the context of hospitality, tourism, and events, as appropriate.
A participative approach to teaching and learning will be adopted in the tutorials. These sessions will make use of lecture input, case studies, small and large group discussions, class exercises and presentations. Learning will be supported throughout by module materials, a recommended text(s), directed reading of articles, books and online publications via Moodle. Students are given weekly directed reading and will be expected to prepare for classes in advance by reading a selection of cases and articles.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
The assessment strategy for the module is explicitly designed to support and enhance the development of the students’ organisation skills, powers of critical analysis; their reflectivity and other core employability skills.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
Assessments are designed to promote student motivation through encouraging the direct application of knowledge and abilities associated with individual student’s specific area of interest, be it tourism, hospitality or events.

The emphasis is upon ensuring that students gain sufficient understanding of leadership and innovation so that their level of knowledge is conducive to supporting effective practical application in their roles as professionals within the tourism, hospitality and events industries. Two components form the basis of the LITHE module’s assessment.

Component /assessment one covers LO1 and LO5a: Using a short multiple choice exam format, the focus is upon developing students’ familiarity of the leadership literature and its application within the contexts of tourism, hospitality and events organisations. This is given 25% of the weighting for the module.

Component/assessment two covers LO2; LO3; LO4 and LO5b: Adopting a report format, this assignment is a portfolio worth 75% with overall with each, of three parts weighted at 25% and is intended to act as a vehicle for students to integrate their understanding and knowledge of innovation and its application within the specialist contexts of tourism, hospitality and events.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 175
Face To Face Lecture 13
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 25 1, 5a 7 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Report 75 2,3,4,5b 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 25
Component 2 subtotal: 75
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Students will be introduced to the main theories associated with effective leadership and develop a critical understanding of these theories and approaches to leadership, with a particular focus on their application within the context of the tourism, hospitality and events industries. The emphasis will be upon developing an appreciation of the basis of dynamic, effective leadership and its role in creating and sustaining competitiveness through an organisation’s capacity to engage in successful
innovation.

The majority of the module’s content concerns the process and practice of effective innovation. Commencing with an overview of the nature of innovation and the innovation process, the major emphasis will be upon students developing a sound grasp and understanding of how organisations might most effectively deploy the activities associated with innovation and to harness their
full potential for improving performance within the context of tourism, hospitality and events-focused organisations. A specific focus will be given to new product development (NPD) within these organisations and to innovation based upon the use of the Internet and the World Wide Web.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically appraise the main theories associated with leadership and their potential impacts within the context of tourism, hospitality and events organisations.
LO2: Critique the role of innovation within the context of tourism, hospitality and events organisations.
LO3: Critically appraise the new product development process and its application within the tourism, hospitality and events industries.
LO4: Identify and critically assess the current and potential impacts of innovations based upon the Internet and the World Wide Web within the tourism, hospitality and events industries.
LO5: Critically assess the importance of effective (a) leadership and (b) innovation upon the performance of tourism, hospitality and events organisations.

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