Fostering innovation competencies in tourism higher education via design-based and value-based learning

Giang Thi Phi*, Helene Balslev Clausen

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3 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Article number100298
JournalJournal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 Dec 2020

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Unsurprisingly then, both the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission in the last decade have supported a plethora of research projects and practical initiatives related to the education and training of new skills. The OECD Skills Studies, for instance, seek to investigate key issues related to the shift in formal education and labour market, in order to provide a strategic approach to skills policies (OECD, 2020). Similarly, a ?Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition? was set up by the European Commission in 2016 to support the development of a digital talent pool for individuals and companies in Europe, followed by the initiative ?Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills? to tackle skills shortages in key European economic sectors, including tourism (European Commission, 2016). Despite increased support in international policies, the literature on learning for innovation is still in its infancy. It was not until recently (December 2019) that a special issue on ?Design Learning for Innovation? was published in European Journal of Education, which highlighted methodologies and pedagogical actions that supported this ?innovation turn? in higher education (Ruano-Borbalan, 2019). The special issue editor reaffirmed the importance, and the gap, in fostering students' innovation within the complex and challenging context of the modern world:

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  • Design thinking
  • Industry 4.0
  • Innovation pedagogies
  • Social innovation
  • Tourism
  • Value-based education


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