Quality Assurance in Education: Volume 23 Issue 4


Table of contents - Special Issue: Quality in hospitality and tourism education

Guest Editors: Prof. Barry O'Mahoney

‘Folk’ understandings of quality in UK higher hospitality education

Roy Wood

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the evolution of “folk” understandings of quality in higher hospitality education and the consequent implications of these…

The complexities of assessments in professional hospitality education

Marina Brinkman-Staneva

The purpose of this paper is to highlight some inadequacies of the position of lecturers’ qualifications to design assessments within hospitality curricula while meeting the…

Reflecting on hospitality management education through a practice lens

Marc Stierand, Laura Zizka

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on hospitality management education from a “practice epistemology” and discuss how a connecting of savoir (theoretical knowledge or…

Hospitality studies: escaping the tyranny?

Conrad Lashley

The purpose of this paper is to explore current strands in hospitality management education and research, and suggest that future programs should reflect a more social science…


Partnering for real world learning, sustainability, tourism education

Gayle Jennings, Carl I. Cater, Rob Hales, Sandra Kensbock, Glen Hornby

The purpose of this article is to study how real world learning was used to engender and enhance sustainability principles and practices with 11 micro-, small- and medium-tourism…


Developing practice oriented undergraduate courses in a quality framework: A case study: bachelor of event management

Paul A. Whitelaw, Jeffrey Wrathall

The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon the stakeholder, scholarly, academic and jurisdictional influences on course development for a vocationally oriented bachelor’s…

Student feedback: a learning and teaching performance indicator

Shelley Kinash, Vishen Naidu, Diana Knight, Madelaine-Marie Judd, Chenicheri Sid Nair, Sara Booth, Julie Fleming, Elizabeth Santhanam, Beatrice Tucker, Marian Tulloch

The paper aims to disseminate solutions to common problems in student evaluation processes. It proposes that student evaluation can be applied to quality assurance and improving…

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