Mobility as the Teacher: Experience Based Learning

  • John O’Donnell
  • Laurin Fortune
Part of the Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management book series (THEM)


Experiential based learning is a pedagogical approach that encourages student directed learning. Practices such as short study tours abroad, project-based learning and competition-based learning have been linked to increased global perspectives, greater connectedness and the development of problem solving and critical thinking. The narratives presented in this chapter are based around two different study tours, the first to an international student competition and the second to engage in sustainable tourism in New Zealand. The focus of the research is the design and conducting of the tours and to address issues arising, suggesting various approaches for successful study tours.


Problem-based learning Competition-based learning Study tours Sustainability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.William Angliss InstituteMelbourneAustralia

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