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5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES, *training, *pedagogy, *didactics
Primarily this assessment involves a poster, a reflective report before they start and at the end where they address specific questions, and a final short report. These are primarily first years and the objective is to bring them into the community and for them to think about tourism in this context. Students are encouraged to look at a community’s needs and wants and depending on the particular project they develop ideas of how to increase tourism in these particular areas. Catherine Bates from Community Learning is very helpful in identifying appropriate communities. It is very important that there is feedback to the community at the end of the project. Linking in with the community can also have a positive side effect as people from these communities become more aware of what programmes we offer. The reflection does not get a mark but if it is not done the project won’t be marked so it is a required element.
Gorman, C. (2014). Community Learning Project. Learning,Teaching & Technology Centre, Technological University Dublin.