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Introducing applied dissertations: Opportunities for industry connection in postgraduate study

Scarles, C (2011) Introducing applied dissertations: Opportunities for industry connection in postgraduate study Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education, 10 (1). 37 - 48. ISSN 1473-8376

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore the process of developing a model for applied dissertations in taught postgraduate tourism programmes. Findings suggest that applied dissertations afford students the opportunity to engage in learning through and for work. Secondly, as learning demands the direct incorporation of external agents and knowledge, applied dissertations emerge as complex adaptive systems: a series of dynamic, fluid and complex interrelations. Finally, the paper explores the ways in which applied dissertations encourage students to become reflexive practitioners as they review and learn from their experiences.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education, 10(1), 2011, DOI 10.3794/johlste.101.269.
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Hospitality and Tourism Management
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2011 12:59
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2013 12:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/2989

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