Teacher interventions in a problem-based hospitality management programme

J.H.E. van Assen, F. Meijers, H. Otting, R.F. Poell

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The purpose of this case study was to investigate to what extent tutor interventions in a problem-based learning environment are in line with a learner-oriented approach to teaching. Using extensive observations, this study demonstrated that the seven tutors in our sample apply predominantly teacher-oriented interventions. There was limited evidence that the seven tutors challenged and encouraged students to diagnose, monitor and evaluate their own learning strategies. The findings suggest that a number of actions need to be undertaken to stimulate tutors to apply more learner-oriented interventions. The developed observation instrument can support tutors to gain insight into their tutor interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30–40
JournalJournal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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