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

Module code: TSM11507
Module leader: Stephen Taylor
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

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

Timetables
2017/8, Trimester 3, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: N/A
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stephen Taylor
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
LO1-4: Each taught input uses a variety of methods including lectures, group discussions and activities in order to foster active and collaborative student learning. Audio-visual resources and case studies are used to help students relate theory to practice. Directed reading and other study tasks encourage more personalised learning, as does the research and preparation required by the module assessment, which empowers students to take responsibility for their own investigation. Learning is further supported by industry speakers and visits.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO1-4: The range of teaching and learning approaches used within the module is designed to not only encourage deeper learning, but also to develop skills such as information retrieval, interpretation and analysis, and oral and written presentation styles. The close alignment of the module to industry through, for example, the use of guest speakers, and the need for students to undertake primary research for the module assessment, helps embed such skills as scholarship, critical thinking, oral communication, information retrieval and academic literacy.

Assessment (formative and summative)
LO1-2: An element of the summative assessment is based upon the preparation of an Essay, chosen from one of two possible titles, for submission in Week 8. Each title is designed to deepen the student’s knowledge and understanding of the identity, nature, effects and implications of a key contemporary issue, of his or her choice, facing hospitality organisations across the world. O hours of tutorial time are designated as an assessment workshop to help ensure the student proceeds to submission with appropriate academic guidance and support. Class tests, and other forms of informal formative assessment, are also incorporated into the module to underpin student learning. LO3-4: The remainder of the summative assessment is based

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:
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.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Seminar 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 90 1,2,3 & 4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 10 1,2,3,4 1 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2017/8, Trimester 3, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: N/A
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stephen Taylor
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
LO1-4: Each taught input uses a variety of methods including lectures, group discussions and activities in order to foster active and collaborative student learning. Audio-visual resources and case studies are used to help students relate theory to practice. Directed reading and other study tasks encourage more personalised learning, as does the research and preparation required by the module assessment, which empowers students to take responsibility for their own investigation. Learning is further supported by industry speakers and visits.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO1-4: The range of teaching and learning approaches used within the module is designed to not only encourage deeper learning, but also to develop skills such as information retrieval, interpretation and analysis, and oral and written presentation styles. The close alignment of the module to industry through, for example, the use of guest speakers, and the need for students to undertake primary research for the module assessment, helps embed such skills as scholarship, critical thinking, oral communication, information retrieval and academic literacy.

Assessment (formative and summative)
LO1-2: An element of the summative assessment is based upon the preparation of an Essay, chosen from one of two possible titles, for submission in Week 8. Each title is designed to deepen the student’s knowledge and understanding of the identity, nature, effects and implications of a key contemporary issue, of his or her choice, facing hospitality organisations across the world. O hours of tutorial time are designated as an assessment workshop to help ensure the student proceeds to submission with appropriate academic guidance and support. Class tests, and other forms of informal formative assessment, are also incorporated into the module to underpin student learning. LO3-4: The remainder of the summative assessment is based

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:
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.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Seminar 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 90 1,2,3 & 4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 10 1,2,3,4 1 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 1, Online,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stephen Taylor
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
LO1-4: Each taught input uses a variety of methods including lectures, group discussions and activities in order to foster active and collaborative student learning. Audio-visual resources and case studies are used to help students relate theory to practice. Directed reading and other study tasks encourage more personalised learning, as does the research and preparation required by the module assessment, which empowers students to take responsibility for their own investigation. Learning is further supported by industry speakers and visits.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO1-4: The range of teaching and learning approaches used within the module is designed to not only encourage deeper learning, but also to develop skills such as information retrieval, interpretation and analysis, and oral and written presentation styles. The close alignment of the module to industry through, for example, the use of guest speakers, and the need for students to undertake primary research for the module assessment, helps embed such skills as scholarship, critical thinking, oral communication, information retrieval and academic literacy.

Assessment (formative and summative)
LO1-2: An element of the summative assessment is based upon the preparation of an Essay, chosen from one of two possible titles, for submission in Week 8. Each title is designed to deepen the student’s knowledge and understanding of the identity, nature, effects and implications of a key contemporary issue, of his or her choice, facing hospitality organisations across the world. O hours of tutorial time are designated as an assessment workshop to help ensure the student proceeds to submission with appropriate academic guidance and support. Class tests, and other forms of informal formative assessment, are also incorporated into the module to underpin student learning. LO3-4: The remainder of the summative assessment is based upon a report. This assessment is designed to test the student’s awareness and understanding of the inter-relationships between the key contemporary issues, and their impacts upon the international hospitality business. Two hours of tutorial time are designated as an assessment workshop to help ensure the student proceeds to submission with appropriate academic guidance and support.

Research/ teaching linkages
LO1-4: All members of the module teaching team undertake scholarly activity relating to the principles and practice of international hospitality management. They also all have close connections with industry, with several currently teaching and researching overseas. The blend of teaching methods, range of teaching resources, and design of the continuous assessment all foster the exchange and discussion of individual students’ knowledge and experience, as well as their research findings, in class throughout the module. Successful completion of the Essay is heavily dependent upon structured and focused student research.

Supporting equality and diversity
The nature of the module and its content is such as not to present obstacles or barriers to student accessibility. All materials relating to the module are made available on WebCT. Timetabled academic supervision is available each taught week of the module to support students, and arrangements can be made to accommodate special needs as required.

Internationalisation
Notwithstanding that the module is innately global in nature, international students are actively encouraged to bring their individual social and cultural knowledge and experience to class, as well as industrial examples drawn from their home countries. Moreover, international students are particularly encouraged to draw comparisons and contrasts between their home country and industry, and others, whilst preparing their coursework, and attempting the Examination. In addition, the module team draw extensively upon case studies and other teaching material relating to hospitality organisations with established international profiles.


Formative Assessment:
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Summative Assessment:
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Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 12
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 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
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 10 1,2 14/15 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Report 90 1-4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Demographic changes and trends in consumer demand and expectations. The increasing role and influence of the media. The emerging impact of globalisation. New growth sectors such as timeshare and cruising. Changes in operating patterns and supply chains. The growth in, and hospitality’s inter-relationship with, events and festivals. The nature of strategic alliances. The industry’s relationship with the environment and issues of sustainable development. Emerging marketing strategies and distribution challenges. Harnessing the full potential of the information and communication technologies. The changing nature of the hospitality workforce. Addressing terrorism and related safety and security issues. The emergence of an increasingly litigious culture.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Interpret the breadth and diversity of the range of contemporary issues facing hospitality organisations across the world.
LO2: Critically analyse the nature, effects and implications of each key contemporary issue.
LO3: Synthesise knowledge of the key contemporary issues, and their inter-relationship in the context of hospitality management.
LO4: Critically evaluate the overall impacts of emerging contemporary issues upon the international hospitality business.

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