How To Setup a Continuous Experimental Teaching System: Case Study On The Tourism Management Program

Jun Hu, Mu Zhang, Xiang Huang

Abstract


Chinese higher tourism education witnesses 32-year continuous innovation and exploration since the reform and opening policies. And it has gained many successful experiences in the aspects of talents cultivation mentality, nurture target, subject construction, curriculum arrangement and training module. However, it suffers the shortage of tourism professionals in tourism management. Disjunction between college education and market demand is one of the important reasons. Many-year teaching reform proves that tourism experimental teaching centre is able to encourage students’ innovative idea and practice ability to realize seamless connection of talent cultivation and market demand. What’s more, experimental teaching system can not only offer basic education for undergraduates, it also designs connectional experimental teaching system based on collaborative education between undergraduate and graduate education. It possesses basic dimension, professional dimension, comprehensive dimension, innovative dimension and dynamic dimension with the feature of basic recognition experiment, professional ability cultivation, disciplinary application innovation and industrial application development. Hence it is expected to train practical and innovative talents of different level for tourism industry and offer example and reference for graduate’s innovative education in major of tourism management.


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Higher Education Studies  ISSN 1925-4741 (Print)   ISSN 1925-475X (Online)

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