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Nature Based TourismLaajuus (5 cr)

Code: MMPG1920

Credits

5 op

Teaching language

  • English

Responsible person

  • Suvi Ahonen

Objective

Nature-based tourism is a rapidly growing sector in the tourism industry. This course aims to enhance your understanding of the international and national nature-based tourism sector and its various aspects. The course contents help you to understand its significance in business and regional development. The knowledge and skills gained from this course can be effectively utilized in your career plans and in various positions within the tourism industry.

Competences
Proactive development, Sustainable development, Tourism business

Learning goals
You know the significance of nature-based tourism from national and international perspectives. You know the national theme-promoting strategies and development policies. You understand the concepts, phenomena and special characteristics related to nature-based tourism and are able to utilize them in analyzing. You are able to perceive different actors and operations in nature-based tourism. You understand the motives of a traveler.

Content

- Nature-based tourism concepts and phenomena
- Nature-based tourism nationally and internationally
- Special characteristics and strategic focuses
- Nature-based tourism actors and customers
- Nature-based tourism services
- Ecological, economical and socio-cultural responsibility

Qualifications

Basics in responsible tourism

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

1 (Sufficient)
You know the concepts related to nature-based tourism. You recognize key actors and existing services. Diverse specification and application of the concepts remain insufficient.

2 (Satisfactory)
You demonstrate that you understand the concepts and special characteristics related to nature-based tourism both in theory and in practice. You can point out key actors and services.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

3 (Good) You illustrate and specify the concepts and special characteristics related to Nature-based tourism by utilizing theoretical source material and practical examples. You know Nature-based tourism actors and key services.

4 (Very Good) You can analyze the concepts, special characteristics and global perspective of nature-based tourism. You can assess key trends, services and networks in this operating field.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

5 (Excellent) You can critically analyze the concepts, special characteristics and global perspective of nature-based tourism. You can critically assess key trends, services and networks in this operating field .

Enrollment

01.08.2024 - 22.08.2024

Timing

28.10.2024 - 18.12.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Online learning

Unit

School of Business

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
Teachers
  • Rositsa Röntynen
Groups
  • ZJA24SM
    Avoin amk, marata
  • ZJK24SM
    Korkeakoulujen välinen yhteistyö, MARATA
  • MTM24S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
  • MTM21S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
  • MTM23S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
  • MTM20S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
  • MTM22S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
  • MTM19S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
  • ZJAMTM24S1
    Avoin AMK, marata, AMK-väylät, Tourism Management
  • MTM24VS
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management,vaihto-opiskelu/Exchange studies

Objectives

Nature-based tourism is a rapidly growing sector in the tourism industry. This course aims to enhance your understanding of the international and national nature-based tourism sector and its various aspects. The course contents help you to understand its significance in business and regional development. The knowledge and skills gained from this course can be effectively utilized in your career plans and in various positions within the tourism industry.

Competences
Proactive development, Sustainable development, Tourism business

Learning goals
You know the significance of nature-based tourism from national and international perspectives. You know the national theme-promoting strategies and development policies. You understand the concepts, phenomena and special characteristics related to nature-based tourism and are able to utilize them in analyzing. You are able to perceive different actors and operations in nature-based tourism. You understand the motives of a traveler.

Content

- Nature-based tourism concepts and phenomena
- Nature-based tourism nationally and internationally
- Special characteristics and strategic focuses
- Nature-based tourism actors and customers
- Nature-based tourism services
- Ecological, economical and socio-cultural responsibility

Time and location

Online-impelementation

Learning materials and recommended literature

The material provided by the teacher in Moodle and
Fredman, P. & Tyrväinen, L. 2011. Frontiers in nature-based tourism: lessons from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden: Routledge.
Hall, C. M. & Boyd, S. 2005. Nature-based tourism in peripheral areas: development or disaster? Channel View Publications cop.

Teaching methods

Virtual learning and assignments
Independent information search
Topic related online discussions

Exam dates and retake possibilities

No exam

Student workload

Reading material 30 h
Topic Related online discussions 20 h
Assignments and information search 85 h

Further information for students

CampusOnline: 60
Open UAS 5
Exchange students 15

Evaluation scale

0-5

Evaluation criteria, satisfactory (1-2)

1 (Sufficient)
You know the concepts related to nature-based tourism. You recognize key actors and existing services. Diverse specification and application of the concepts remain insufficient.

2 (Satisfactory)
You demonstrate that you understand the concepts and special characteristics related to nature-based tourism both in theory and in practice. You can point out key actors and services.

Evaluation criteria, good (3-4)

3 (Good) You illustrate and specify the concepts and special characteristics related to Nature-based tourism by utilizing theoretical source material and practical examples. You know Nature-based tourism actors and key services.

4 (Very Good) You can analyze the concepts, special characteristics and global perspective of nature-based tourism. You can assess key trends, services and networks in this operating field.

Evaluation criteria, excellent (5)

5 (Excellent) You can critically analyze the concepts, special characteristics and global perspective of nature-based tourism. You can critically assess key trends, services and networks in this operating field .

Prerequisites

Basics in responsible tourism

Enrollment

01.11.2022 - 17.02.2023

Timing

13.02.2023 - 21.04.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Online learning

Unit

School of Business

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
Teachers
  • Rositsa Röntynen
Groups
  • ZJA23KM
    Avoin AMK, marata
  • ZJK23KM
    Korkeakoulujen välinen yhteistyö, MARATA
  • MTM21S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
  • ZJAMTM22S1
    Avoin AMK, marata, AMK-polut, Tourism Management
  • MRE19SA
    Matkailu- ja palveluliiketoiminta
  • MTM20S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
  • MRE19S1M
    Matkailu- ja palveluliiketoiminta
  • MTM22S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
  • MTM22VS
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management,vaihto-opiskelu/Exchange studies
  • MRE19SB
    Matkailu- ja palveluliiketoiminta
  • MTM23VK
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management,vaihto-opiskelu/Exchange studies

Objectives

Nature-based tourism is a rapidly growing sector in the tourism industry. This course aims to enhance your understanding of the international and national nature-based tourism sector and its various aspects. The course contents help you to understand its significance in business and regional development. The knowledge and skills gained from this course can be effectively utilized in your career plans and in various positions within the tourism industry.

Competences
Proactive development, Sustainable development, Tourism business

Learning goals
You know the significance of nature-based tourism from national and international perspectives. You know the national theme-promoting strategies and development policies. You understand the concepts, phenomena and special characteristics related to nature-based tourism and are able to utilize them in analyzing. You are able to perceive different actors and operations in nature-based tourism. You understand the motives of a traveler.

Content

- Nature-based tourism concepts and phenomena
- Nature-based tourism nationally and internationally
- Special characteristics and strategic focuses
- Nature-based tourism actors and customers
- Nature-based tourism services
- Ecological, economical and socio-cultural responsibility

Time and location

The course is held 100% online during 13.2. - 21.4.2023

Learning materials and recommended literature

The material provided by the teacher in Moodle and
Fredman, P. & Tyrväinen, L. 2011. Frontiers in nature-based tourism: lessons from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden: Routledge.
Hall, C. M. & Boyd, S. 2005. Nature-based tourism in peripheral areas: development or disaster? Channel View Publications cop.

Teaching methods

Virtual learning and assignments
Independent information search
Topic related online discussions

Student workload

Reading material 30 h
Topic Related online discussions 20 h
Assignments and information search 85 h

Further information for students

CampusOnline: 20
Open UAS 5
Exchange students 15

Evaluation scale

0-5

Evaluation criteria, satisfactory (1-2)

1 (Sufficient)
You know the concepts related to nature-based tourism. You recognize key actors and existing services. Diverse specification and application of the concepts remain insufficient.

2 (Satisfactory)
You demonstrate that you understand the concepts and special characteristics related to nature-based tourism both in theory and in practice. You can point out key actors and services.

Evaluation criteria, good (3-4)

3 (Good) You illustrate and specify the concepts and special characteristics related to Nature-based tourism by utilizing theoretical source material and practical examples. You know Nature-based tourism actors and key services.

4 (Very Good) You can analyze the concepts, special characteristics and global perspective of nature-based tourism. You can assess key trends, services and networks in this operating field.

Evaluation criteria, excellent (5)

5 (Excellent) You can critically analyze the concepts, special characteristics and global perspective of nature-based tourism. You can critically assess key trends, services and networks in this operating field .

Prerequisites

Basics in responsible tourism

Enrollment

01.11.2021 - 28.02.2022

Timing

14.02.2022 - 22.04.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Online learning

Unit

School of Business

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
Teachers
  • Susanna Nuijanmaa
  • Rositsa Röntynen
Groups
  • ZJA21SMTP
    Avoin AMK, marata, Tourism Management AMK-polku
  • MRE18SB
    Matkailu- ja palveluliiketoiminta
  • MTM21S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
  • MTM22VK
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management,vaihto-opiskelu/Exchange studies
  • MRE18S1M
    Matkailu- ja palveluliiketoiminta
  • MRE18SA
    Matkailu- ja palveluliiketoiminta
  • ZJK22KM
    Korkeakoulujen välinen yhteistyö, MARATA
  • MTM20S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
  • MTM19S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
  • ZJA22KM
    Avoin AMK, marata

Objectives

Nature-based tourism is a rapidly growing sector in the tourism industry. This course aims to enhance your understanding of the international and national nature-based tourism sector and its various aspects. The course contents help you to understand its significance in business and regional development. The knowledge and skills gained from this course can be effectively utilized in your career plans and in various positions within the tourism industry.

Competences
Proactive development, Sustainable development, Tourism business

Learning goals
You know the significance of nature-based tourism from national and international perspectives. You know the national theme-promoting strategies and development policies. You understand the concepts, phenomena and special characteristics related to nature-based tourism and are able to utilize them in analyzing. You are able to perceive different actors and operations in nature-based tourism. You understand the motives of a traveler.

Content

- Nature-based tourism concepts and phenomena
- Nature-based tourism nationally and internationally
- Special characteristics and strategic focuses
- Nature-based tourism actors and customers
- Nature-based tourism services
- Ecological, economical and socio-cultural responsibility

Time and location

The course is held 100% online during 15.2. - 25.4.2022

Learning materials and recommended literature

The material provided by the teacher and
Fredman, P. & Tyrväinen, L. 2011. Frontiers in nature-based tourism: lessons from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden: Routledge.
Hall, C. M. & Boyd, S. 2005. Nature-based tourism in peripheral areas: development or disaster? Channel View Publications cop.

Teaching methods

Virtual learning and assignments
Independent information search
Topic related online discussions

Student workload

Reading material 30 h
Topic Related online discussions 20 h
Assignments and information search 85 h

Further information for students

CampusOnline: 20
Avoin AMK (Open UAS) 5
Exchange students 15

Evaluation scale

0-5

Evaluation criteria, satisfactory (1-2)

1 (Sufficient)
You know the concepts related to nature-based tourism. You recognize key actors and existing services. Diverse specification and application of the concepts remain insufficient.

2 (Satisfactory)
You demonstrate that you understand the concepts and special characteristics related to nature-based tourism both in theory and in practice. You can point out key actors and services.

Evaluation criteria, good (3-4)

3 (Good) You illustrate and specify the concepts and special characteristics related to Nature-based tourism by utilizing theoretical source material and practical examples. You know Nature-based tourism actors and key services.

4 (Very Good) You can analyze the concepts, special characteristics and global perspective of nature-based tourism. You can assess key trends, services and networks in this operating field.

Evaluation criteria, excellent (5)

5 (Excellent) You can critically analyze the concepts, special characteristics and global perspective of nature-based tourism. You can critically assess key trends, services and networks in this operating field .

Prerequisites

Basics in responsible tourism