TOUR20023 - Tourism as a Strategy for Sustainable Development

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) identifies tourism as a key driver for socio-economic progress, and identifies that particularly developing countries benefit from sustainable tourism. However the contribution of tourism to economic, environmental and community well-being depends on the quality of the destination products and management of the industry. In this unit you will examine tourism from a sustainable development perspective and explore management issues surrounding the economic, environmental and community aspects of tourism at the regional and destination level.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Presentation 30%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Incorporation of more examples to demonstrate theory
Recommendation
Introduce more examples to help students grasp theoretical concepts
Action Taken
Real life cases and current news stories were incorporated into the unit delivery.
Source: Unit coordinator reflection
Feedback
Maintain contemporary resources and readings
Recommendation
This unit is in teach out mode, but when delivered again, it is recommended that unit resources are updated accordingly.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Analyse and critique a range of sustainable development theories.
  2. Critically examine the role of tourism in sustainable development.
  3. Evaluate tourism development strategies in the context of sustainable development theory and practice.
  4. Assess the challenges for the tourism industry in achieving and managing sustainable development across a range of contexts.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Practical and Written Assessment