Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants


Linking Classroom and Experiential Learning together in Hospitality Education


Hospitality & Tourism Management


College of Community and Public Service

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The research is taken from my PhD thesis and investigates the relationship between traditional classroom delivery and the supporting role of internships as a high impact experiential learning tool. Using both quantitative (Chi Square) and qualitative (focus groups)data a number of questions are posed to a student sample(n=499)to see how the internship complements and further enriches their hospitality and tourism education. The findings suggest that the students value the combined approach to their education which not only helps improve understanding but allows additional opportunities for networking and career development with employers.

Conference Name

The 21st Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) Annual Research Conference

Conference Location

Birmingham, England

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