Fostering work-integrated learning in hospitality and tourism: An integration of Leximancer and students’ self-reflective statement approaches: 促进款待和旅游业的工学结合 整合Leximancer与学生自我反思陈述的方法

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Abstract

Several studies have discussed work-integrated learning in hospitality and tourism education. Unfortunately, few have taken metacognition theory to explore students’ self-reflective learning in this regard. In this study, 144 self-reflective learning statements were collected from undergraduate students in Hong Kong. Results showed the major themes of work-integrated learning revolving around the work details, guests and services, the companies, and diversity of the industry. Learning was also found different across industry sectors. A conceptual framework of work-integrated learning and students’ metacognition was developed. Students’ metacognition focused on such aspects as skill improvement, personal change and development, self-awareness, cross-cultural horizon, and application of class knowledge, thereby leading to their career prospects and recommendations given to the industry or company.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of China Tourism Research
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Mar 2022

Keywords

  • hospitality and tourism
  • Leximancer
  • metacognition
  • self-reflective statement
  • Work-integrated learning

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