Target Audience: This course is for educators wishing to design and implement an inspiring hands-on learning lab with and for students.
Tourism is transforming in ways we cannot imagine.
We are in the midst of profound paradigmatic change. While our social-economic-environmental systems are being restructured, ready or not, tourism is being dragged into this transformation and reinvention. The depth and extent of this change we have not yet begun to imagine, but one thing is certain, the disruption caused by the pandemic is just the beginning.
Are your students equipped for the disruption ahead?
Navigating the change ahead will be challenging. Not only do we need a future that is different from the past, but for many, it is unclear how to drive this change. Everyone is looking for a roadmap, a template, or a solution. Few are thinking about the skills, practices and systems that are needed to navigate the future.
Research by the World Economic Forum found that:
- Critical thinking and problem-solving top the list of future skills needed to navigate disruptive times;
- Skills in self-management such as active learning, resilience, stress tolerance and flexibility will be in high demand: and
- Increasing automation will transform jobs requiring widespread reskilling.
Be the change.
You can't solve the challenges of the future with the same mindset and tools that created these challenges in the first place. Once you see it you can't unsee the change ahead.
That's why, now more than ever, it's important to push boundaries, stretch your thinking, and create inspiring learning opportunities for your students.
Transform your thinking and practice with the co.lab.
The Tourism CoLab's online courses deliver cutting edge perspectives on the new mindsets, skills, and ways of working in tourism, travel and visitor economies.
The CoLab gives us a window into how we think, why creativity matters, and how to overcome our barriers to thinking differently.
The CoLab is your secret weapon to create engaging, community-driven student learning experiences.