Global Travel & Tourism Partnership and NAF: Passport to World Curriculum (for AOHT)

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Learn about the Global Travel & Tourism Partnership, NAF’s global counterpart, and the activities academies may join. This session will address how the curriculum and portfolio assessment are used to determine student learning, and how successful completion leads to an industry-validated certificate for students.
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Attila Horváth,
Global Travel & Tourism Partnership
Nancy Needham,
Global Travel & Tourism Partnership
Andrew Rothstein,
National Academy Foundation

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  • One of the GTTP photo competition winners. We hope NAF will participate in this and other competitions.
  • Enterprise has just joined the GTTP Board
  • In some countries, the GTTP program is for students in the final year of secondary school, and in others the GTTP is focused on students in grade 10, 11 and/or 12. Each country uses its own tourism education requirements. In some countries, schools use a GTTP-developed curriculum as their official curriculum while other use it to supplement their own courses. (For more information, contact the Director for the country you are interested in.) In some countries, the GTTP program is for students in the final year of secondary school, and in others the GTTP is focused on students in grade 10, 11 and/or 12. Each country uses its own tourism education requirements. In some countries, schools use a GTTP-developed curriculum as their official curriculum while other use it to supplement their own courses. (For more information, contact the Director for the country you are interested in.)
  • *Mention translation should be considered to truly localise – the GTTP can advise on this based on previous curriculum translations
  • Use the study of Travel & Tourism to provide a quality educational experience for teachers and students through teacher training, curriculum development, and global collaboration Collaborate with business to ensure curriculum is up to date,timely and to ensure students get exposure to real world of work 2) Help students, parents, and communities understand and appreciate the importance of sustainable Travel & Tourism to their own well-being and that of the world at large 3) Help students develop key competencies in areas such as critical thinking, problem solving, team work, written and oral communication that are critical to success not only in Travel & Tourism but also other technology and service industries 4) Provide a strong link between business and public schools that helps students make informed choices about future careers 5) Expand our members to include more countries where capacity building is critical to national development in regions such as South America, Asia, and Africa 6) Help our current members expand to meet the demand for their programs in more schools 7) Encourage businesses to invest in quality public education in the communities where they operate
  • There are 3 components: An Instructor Guide, a student Resources Guide, and Worksheets which contain activities tied to each unit of the curriculum and that allow an instructor to “localize” the curriculum. Passport has been translated into Russian, French, Magyar, Portuguese and the Chinese version will have English on one page and Chinese on the opposite page.
  • This syllabus is available on the GTTP website as is the Introduction to the Instructor Guide.
  • Then video
  • Global Travel & Tourism Partnership and NAF: Passport to World Curriculum (for AOHT)

    1. 1. GTTP Educating tomorrow’s people today 1
    2. 2. GTTP: Global Travel & Tourism Partnership  A presentation to the National Academy Foundation (NAF) by:  Dr. Nancy Needham, Executive Director, GTTP and President, Global Initiatives, Inc.  Dr. Attila Horvath, Director, GTTP Hungary and Director, Foundation for School Development, Budapest  Orland, Florida July 11, 2013 2
    3. 3. Industry philanthropic initiative to introduce students to career opportunities in Travel and Tourism www.gttp.org
    4. 4. GTTP Mission To educate students about the many career opportunities in Travel and Tourism when they and their parents are making career and education choices. 4
    5. 5. GTTP: Global Travel & Tourism Partnership •Programs in public secondary schools -440,000 current students -over 2 million combined past and current students •Multi-country initiative: Brazil, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Russia, South Africa, United Kingdom. (USA is an affiliated program) 5
    6. 6. GTTP: Global Travel & Tourism Partnership  Partners include: • Approx. 2,400 local businesses • More than 5,600 public schools & vocational colleges • Local and national tourism & education ministries • 10 leading global industry players 6
    7. 7. GTTP & NAF Memorandum of Understanding:  Building a partnership:  To prepare students for further study  To prepare students for a career in the global economy  Developing a joint curriculum option which would lead to a NAF- GTTP certificate endorsed by industry, including GTTP board members www.gttp.org
    8. 8. GTTP Affiliated Organizations in addition to NAF: The GTTP has Memoranda of Understanding with three key organizations: •ATA (Africa Travel Association). ATA endorses the GTTP curriculum and currently is working with GTTP to establish a new GTTP program in Tanzania. •ITT (Institute for Travel & Tourism). This UK professional organization has accredited Passport to the World, the GTTP introductory curriculum. (Passport has been endorsed by WTTC as well.) •Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) will work with GTTP to introduce more resources on sustainable tourism to GTTP schools. 8
    9. 9. GTTP Goals • To provide a quality educational experience that helps students: - Understand the global industry structure - Appreciate sustainability - Develop key competencies, industry knowledge and positive attitudes - Establish networks with students in other countries • To support teacher professional development. • To establish strong links between businesses and public schools. • To grow the GTTP to meet the demand for expansion (Africa and Asia). 9
    10. 10. GTTP – Passport To The World Curriculum  A global curriculum to introduce students to the industry: Developed by experienced Travel & Tourism faculty Updated industry-related course material is infused on a regular basis.  Each member country has its own approach and regulations but Passport is officially approved for use in the schools. 10
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    12. 12. GTTP – Example New Curriculum Unit in Process Theme: “Technology used by the global travel industry” Aim of the technology material being developed by GTTP: Working with the GTTP Board members to provide:  ‘real-life’ travel industry learning focused on technology that can be applied when students enter their local employment market.  The new unit will include on-line learning, classroom texts, and videos Unit Contents: 1.Overview of the global travel industry technology current and prospective 2.Global Distribution Systems – Essential Technology 3.The future of travel technology 4.Technology careers in the travel industry 12
    13. 13. GTTP Activities Open to NAF:  Three student competitions: an essay, a photo, and a research competition.  Participation in pilot test of the new unit on technology  Twinning schools in the US with GTTP schools  Concept being considered:  A joint NAF-Passport certificate  Awarded to students who successfully complete NAF course criteria and Passport criteria  Endorsed by industry www.gttp.org
    14. 14. GTTP Assessment Criteria: Portfolio Evaluation  A student’s Portfolio is developed over time and demonstrates skills (capability of the student to do something) and attitudes (relating to things and people) and knowledge (processed information).  Based on “proofs” of competencies  Is both a process and a product.  Requires extra effort by teachers since each student has her own learning path.  Students participate in the evaluation and negotiate with teachers on tasks required to fulfil requirements. www.gttp.org
    15. 15. GTTP - NAF curriculum collaboration: Issues being discussed  How determine the mix of NAF courses and Passport materials a student would have to complete in order to earn the joint certificate?  Which assessment criteria?  How make Passport materials available to interested NAF students and teachers whether or not they want the joint certificate?
    16. 16. GTTP – NAF collaboration: Next Steps  Schools interested in the proposed joint curriculum and certificate should contact Andrew Rothstein, NAF.  Schools interested in the three competitions should review the guidelines on the GTTP website (www.gttp.org) and contact NAF.  Schools interested in piloting the new technology unit should contact Nancyneedham@mac.com.  Schools interested in portfolio assessment should contact Horvatha@hdkft.hu  Schools interested in twinning with a GTTP school, contact Nancyneedham@mac.com. www.ttp.org

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