This chapter sets the scene for the content of the book. It places it within the international vocational and higher education environment, examines key drivers of change generally and within the context of the food, tourism, hospitality and events fields of study. Macro trends are identified and discussed including the changing nature of the world of education, the pervasive nature of technology both in the educational and professional arenas, transformations in the workplace, and global citizenry for a sustainable future. Conclusions are drawn relative to the future of education in the respective fields of study, and appropriate 21st century approaches for teaching, research, scholarship.
KeywordsPedagogies Vocational education Higher education Scholarship
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