Exploring the Global in Student Assessment and Feedback for Sustainable Tourism Education

  • Stephen WearingEmail author
  • Michael A. Tarrant
  • Stephen Schweinsberg
  • Kevin Lyons
  • Krystina Stoner
Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)


This chapter examines a values-based approach to teaching sustainable tourism management and the related student assessment and feedback mechanisms that reinforce it. The chapter considers and describes how this values-based approach is pedagogically activated by employing critical thinking, self-directed and experiential learning techniques. It draws upon a number of subjects taught by two Universities: one in the USA and one in Australia that use values associated with global citizenship and lifelong learning as frameworks that provide a personally meaningful link between students and the concepts central to sustainable tourism. Particular attention is given to describing alternative assessment and feedback tools that support a values-based approach to sustainable tourism education and to the use of assessable learning contracts, and learning modules.


Experiential education Lifelong learning Sustainability Global citizenship 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Wearing
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michael A. Tarrant
    • 2
  • Stephen Schweinsberg
    • 1
  • Kevin Lyons
    • 3
  • Krystina Stoner
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Technology SydneyUltimoAustralia
  2. 2.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  3. 3.University of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia

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