From hospitality classrooms to successful careers: an appraisal of Australian hospitality higher education

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Author: Fraser, Barry John


The higher education sector continues to struggle to ensure students' learning outcomes are relevant to the requirements of workplaces (Bisoux, 2015; Mourshed, Farrell, and Barton, 2013; Playfoot and Hall, 2009). Moreover, hospitality education institutions particularly, continue to be criticised by employers for not meeting their employment needs (Finch, Peacock, Levallet, and Foster, 2016; Tsai, Goh, Huffman, and Wu, 2006). Therefore, it is important that hospitality education institutions begin to close the gap between the skills that students graduate with, compared to what the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Teaching and learning; Workforce development; Outcomes

Keywords: Education industry relationship; Education work relationship; Relevance of education and training; Education and training needs; Skills mismatch; Skill needs; Soft skills; Employability; Employment outcomes; Transition from education and training to employment; Curriculum; Pedagogics; Experiential learning; Work integrated learning

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Brisbane, Queensland: Griffith University, 2017

Physical description: xvi, 335 p.

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Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Education, December 2017, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Gold Coast campus

Resource type: Thesis

Call number: TD/TNC 139.746

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