SUSTAINABLE NATURE TOURISM

OED2SNT

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students are introduced to the role of nature tourism within the tourism industry and the sustainability issues facing this sector; particularly the social and environmental impacts of nature tourism. Using case studies from Australia and developing countries students analyse the ways in which sustainable tourism can be achieved, noteably through the development of the special interest sector of ecotourism, but also more widely through mass tourism to natural areas. On a field trip, students critically examine the role tourism can play in environmental protection. Students develop practical skills in planning and developing sustainable nature tourism programs. These focus on providing quality interpretation together with aspects of safety management. This subject includes a compulsory 4 day field trip.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHannah Stewart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 150cp

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEcotourism: Impacts, Potentials and possibilitiesRecommendedWearing, S. and Niel, J.BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMAN, 1999
ReadingsSustainable Tourism: A global perspectiveRecommendedHarris, R. Griffin, T. and Williams, P.BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMAN, 2003

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand the characteristics of the nature tourism sector and its links to ecotourism and sustainability

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, field work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply research skills to collect, organise and critically evaluate relevant tourism material to examine the possibilities and limitations of tourism to address environmental protection and the capacity of tourism to support local communities in developing countries

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply interpretation principles to creatively present a seminar and lead a group discussion

Activities:
Tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Plan and design a Nature Tour that critically incorporates sustainability concepts

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, field work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHannah Stewart

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word assignment40 02
One 2,000-word assignmentIn order to pass this subject, students must attend the 4-day field trip, as well as gain an overall mark of at least 50%40 01, 02, 04
One 20-minute tutorial presentationPresentation to be completed in pairs.20 02, 03