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Building the management skills of future graduates of «Heritage Tourism» course


Author: Eşanu Marcela
Degree:doctor of pedagogics
Speciality: 13.00.04 - Theory and Methodology of Physical Education, Sport Training and Physical Culture of Recuperation
Year:2019
Scientific adviser: Liliana Budevici-Puiu
doctor, associate professor (docent)
Institution: The State University of Physical Education and Sports

Status

Term of presenting of the thesis 21 June, 2019

Abstract

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Thesis

CZU 378.9:338.48 338.48:005

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Keywords

tourism, management skills, training, personal development, heritage tourism

Summary

Content: introduction; 3 chapters; general conclusions and recommendations; 160 list of references; 123 pages with basic text; 36 graphs; 16 tables; 4 annexes. Results have been published in 9 research papers.

Scope of the research: to make more efficient еру training of specialists of physical education and sports (specialization "Tourism"), to argue the training of managerial competences for the continuous development of professional capacities needed for the employees within the tourism industry and for the improvement of the quality of the national tourist product.

Research objectives: 1. To study the current theory and practices of building management skills of future employees in the tourism industry. 2. To determine the influence of a new theoretical course on the level of theoretical knowledge training in accordance with the necessity of acquiring professional and managerial competencies required by the reference specialist in the field. 3. To elaborate and applicate during the process of students’ training the new theoretical and practical content of the study discipline " Tourism Heritage " adapted to the specialization Tourism and oriented towards the training of the managerial competences of the specialists in the field 4. Experimental testing of management skills acquired through training and professional development of future graduates.

Novelty and originality of research. The research contributes to the improvement of the quality of the methodological support provided to tourism students. More specifically, the following materials were drafted and introduced in the training-education process at the relevant faculties: revised contents of the curriculum and theoretical “Heritage Tourism” course, as well as guidelines focusing on good practices in the field.

Key scientific issue addressed lies in the in the theoretical and experimental substantiation of specific methods for training the professional and managerial skills of students within the study discipline " Tourism Heritage " adapted to peculiarities of the specialization and centered on practical activities. The development of science and the multitude of information lead to rapid changes in society that generate problems regarding the efficiency of pedagogical methods and the full application of the intellectual potential of students. Thus, the complex of managerial, networking and adaptation competencies developed in the research field will be able to prove its effectiveness and effectiveness only in combined contexts (formal, nonformal, informal).

Theoretical value- processing, structuring and consolidation of the existing theoretical information; determination of the set of management skills for future employees in the tourism industry, the need to improve the curriculum of the “Heritage Tourism” course in line with the job opportunities on the labor market. Practical value is given by the possibility to apply the acquired management skills particularly in the management of entities operating mainly in the tourism industry. The developed set of management skills will also contribute to the delivery and promotion of knowledge management in this sector, to increasing responsibility, to developing a customer-oriented tourism and the marketing of quality products/services.

Application of research findings. The findings of this research have been approved and presented during research communication sessions in Chisinau, Galati and in various industry magazines, including Theory and Art of Physical Education in School, Chisinau; Internauka, Poland; Current Challenges to Improvement of Physical Culture Education System: International Scientific Conference Dedicated to the World Quality Day, Chisinau, USEFS, 2014; Sports, Education, Culture – Interdisciplinary Approaches in Scientific Research: International Scientific Conference, Galați, „Dunarea de Jos” University of Galați, 2015.