Spark – The Tourism Educator Resource Guide – Downloadable – Version 1.0

SPARK: The Tourism Educator Resource Guide is an invaluable resource for public and private educators responsible for identifying, developing, delivering, and evaluating tourism, hospitality and culinary programs. The guide covers a wide range of concepts, including Quality Assurance and Tourism Programming; A Tourism Model of Quality Assurance; Partnerships, Mobility and Recognition of Prior Learning; Promoting Quality in Canadian Tourism and Hospitality Programs; Quality Assurance Checklists; as well as a list of other resources and a glossary of terms.

The main goals of the guide are to:

  1. Define principles and possibilities for industry involvement and for what being industry responsive can mean within a quality assurance framework.
  2. Provide general resources for program development and curriculum review that outline criteria for quality assurance and quality enhancement.
  3. Provide a range of resources to assist tourism educators with developing or adapting curriculum, facilitating student learning, being industry responsive, incorporating common program benchmarks, and providing unique programming and specializations beyond common program benchmarks.
  4. Describe some examples and innovative practices for educators to explore.
  5. Describe some types of possible industry/education partnerships.
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