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Development and Implementation of Tourist Projects 2017/2018

  • 5 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Continuous Assessment

Objectives

Identify a concrete problem that is the basis of a sustainable development project;
Develop a rigorous and scientific reflection based on a concrete problem for which answers or improvements are sought;
Reflect on the needs (gaps) existing around a given problem;
Apply methods of analysis and research in order to respond to action objectives, which can be studied;
Elaborate a fieldwork action plan that verifies concrete analysis data.
Analyze collected data and present proposals for improvement / new strategies.

Recommended Prerequisites

Not aplicable.

Teaching Metodology

Theoretical-practical classes developed on the form of orientation for the study and support of the same, research, investigation and orientation for the practical realization of the evaluation materials.
The dissemination of knowledge will be carried out through an expositive class; exploration of reading; sebentas; seminars; knowledge exercises; development of skills based on the use of the library and other sources of knowledge. The application of knowledge will have as a strong component a methodology based on research projects; group work; reflection; brainstorming; conceptual schemas; troubleshooting. In order to facilitate student development, feedback will also be developed; learning agreement; self-evaluation; profiles.

Body of Work

1. The development of the project plan: identifying a problem and objectives.
2. Sustainable development project: sustainable project concept
3. Reading and researching the state of the art in order to develop a rigorous and scientific reflection based on the identified problem and its possibilities of response;
4. Identification of gaps: gaps identification methodology;
5. Respond to objectives;
6. Develop a fieldwork action plan according to project methods;
7. Data analysis and strategic proposals and improvements following the suitable methodology for each case;

Recommended Bibliography

García-Rosell, J. C. & Haanpää, M. (2017). Developing practice and theory together: Reflecting on a tourism development and research project in Finnish Lapland, Loisir et Société. Society and Leisure, 40 (2), 284-301. DOI: 10.1080/07053436.2017.1328864.

Gomes, J. & Romão; M. (2016). Improving Project Success: A Case Study Using Benefits and Project Management. Procedia Computer Science,100, 489-497

Stolk, J. P & Lyons, K. D. & Young, T. (2017). Building capacity in a regional business community through engaged scholarship: A case study of the Tourism Monitor project in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, Loisir et Société. Society and Leisure,
40:1, 151-165, DOI: 10.1080/07053436.2017.1282192

Milena, F. (2019). Perspectives of Innovations, Economics & Business, (1), 57-59.

Complementary Bibliography

To indicate.

Weekly Planning

Week 1 and 2: The development of the project plan containing the identify a problem, objectives; Sustainable development project: sustainable project concept
Week 3, 4 and 5: Reading and research of the state of the art in order to develop a rigorous and scientific reflection based on the identified problem and its possibilities of response;
Week 6, 7: Identification of gaps: gaps identification methodology;

Presentation part 1 of the work

Week 8, 9, 10, 11: Respond to objectives: methodologies and fieldwork; Develop a fieldwork action plan that can verify concrete analysis data;
Week 12, 13 and 14. Analysis of data and strategic proposals and improvements;

Week 15: presentation of works and delivery of the same

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

In order to identify a concrete problem that is the basis for the creation of a sustainable development project, the contents related to the development of the project plan are fundamental: to identify a problem and objectives, as well as the notions of sustainable development project. In order to develop a scientific reflection in order to obtain answers and to reflect on the gaps around themes and problems, the reading and analysis of the state of art are fundamental guiding principles. In this way, gaps are identified according to methodological and objective criteria. Finally, in order to apply methods of analysis and research, develop a plan of action of field work, analyze data collected and submit proposals for improvement, topics related to the support and application of methodology to prepare a work action plan as well as data analysis and strategic proposals and improvements are the supports understood as necessary.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

In order to identify a concrete problem, to create a sustainable development project and to develop a reflection about it, identifying gaps and problems, theoretical-practical classes are developed on the form of orientation for the study and support of the same, research, research and practical materialization of assessment materials. In this first phase of dissemination of subjects and reflection around them, lectures, reading exploration, workshops, seminars, knowledge exercises, skills development based on the use of the library and other sources of knowledge, as well as tutorials to support and direct the learning in the classroom and the moments of study. With regard to the application of knowledge that will have as a strong component the exploration of a methodology of project, group work, reflection, brainstorming, conceptual schemas and problem solving are aimed at achieving objectives of more practical application as elaboration of action plans , fieldwork that will allow the collection and analysis of data as well as submit proposals for improvement. In order to facilitate student development, feedback will also be developed; learning agreement; self-evaluation; to draw profiles that help the student to understand the application of the methods of research, analysis, data collection and analysis of the same.

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledgeYesYes
Ethical and responsible behaviourYesYes
Event organization, planning and managementYesYes
Problem-solvingYesYes
Research skillsYesYes
TeamworkYesYes
Written and verbal communications skillsYesYes
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