Educational Travel - Expanding Horizons
Venue: Tallinn University
|Event Date/Time: Aug 19, 2011||End Date/Time: Aug 21, 2011|
|Registration Date: Aug 01, 2011|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 15, 2011|
|Abstract Submission Date: Dec 15, 2010|
|Paper Submission Date: May 04, 2011|
The idea behind this conference is to provide an intellectual space to explore and debate the diverse range of activities and experiences sought by educational tourists and to consider the social, cultural, environmental and economic implications of these. The conference organisers invite contributions which address issues of interest to scholars concerned with Educational Travel in relation to tourism studies, leisure studies, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, and business and management. The conference will also be of interest to public sector tourism organizations, as well as to travel and tourism industry professionals, community representatives and others concerned with the management of Educational Travel in all its forms.
Educational Travel is undertaken for a wide variety of purposes and includes both formal and informal experiential learning. It includes, but is not limited to, travel aimed at:
â€¢Satisfying curiosity regarding people, language and culture
â€¢Stimulating interest in art, music, heritage and folklore
â€¢Inspiring concern for the natural environment and geological features
â€¢Deepening the fascination with cultural heritage and historic places
Speakers will address key issues relating to Educational Travel from a range of academic, public policy and operational perspectives. The conference sub-themes provide a coherent logic to the proceedings yet are diverse enough to allow for the articulation of a wide range of perspectives which it is hoped will result in lively debate and provide new insights into the production processed and consumption practice of Educational Travel.