Jasmina Gržinić – Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Faculty of Economics and Tourism „Dr. Mijo Mirković”, Zagrebačka 30,
Pula, Croatia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ERAZ.S.P.2019.1

5th International Conference – ERAZ 2019 – KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Budapest – Hungary, May 23, 2019, SELECTED PAPERS

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There is still insufficient awareness of the need for acquisition of knowledge about teaching
methods. If we want to promote the Teaching and Learning, we have to bring tourism theory and practice
together. The main hypothesis of the paper is that teachers at universities with their pedagogical
competences should create excellent conditions for their students. The aim of the paper is to analyse
pedagogical competences and satisfaction with the knowledge reflection from the student perspective.
The purpose of the research is confirmation of insufficient representation of modern paradigms of education
in tourism (from the aspect of courses, study outcomes and contributions to improvements in the
educational process). Responsible models of education include: focus lessons, guided instruction, collaborative
learning and independent work [1]. Teachers can make a critical analysis of changes in the
society (tourism sector and tourism policies) and substantiate the importance of the role of university
teachers in the area of higher education. Courses need to be modernised and integrated in line with the
changes of the environment. Data were collected via a questionnaire among students of the two tourism
faculties of the University of Pula during regular class time. The sample included 110 students. The
survey of an anonymous character was conducted in mid-April of 2018. The paper’s scientific results
are conclusions about the level of education with the focus on tourism practice, collaborative learning
and independent work through adaptation suggestions and techniques.

Key words

teaching skills, tourism curriculum, student involvement, educational perspectives.


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