The Learner-Centered Classroom: A Case for Applying Learner Focused Strategies in the Hospitality Classroom


Promoting higher levels of learning, involving students more directly in the learning process, and creating a positive and engaging learning environment have been increasingly identified as ways to improve educational outcomes. Using the context of an advanced hospitality leadership class, this paper will examine some approaches for implementing a learner-centered approach in the hospitality classroom. Redistributing power between the instructor and students as well as methods for creating a positive learning environment, inspiring collaborative learning, and encouraging students to become partners in their own learning are addressed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Consortium Journal of Hospitality & Tourism is the property of HBCU Consortium and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)


Hospitality Leadership

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collaborative learning, hospitality education, Learner-centered, student-centered

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Consortium Journal of Hospitality & Tourism