Strengthening the Delivery Mechanism in Hospitality Management Education by Applying the Implications of Sound Pedagogical Theories

Mishra, Rajiv and Pal, Kulwinder (2010) Strengthening the Delivery Mechanism in Hospitality Management Education by Applying the Implications of Sound Pedagogical Theories. Global Journal of Management and Business Research (GJMBR), 10 (2). pp. 10-17. ISSN 0975-5853

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Abstract

This paper is an attempt to identify the ways to strengthen the delivery mechanism of Hospitality Management Education in India by applying the implications of sound pedagogical theories. The elements like human resources, materials and methodology-applied act as foundation of efficient delivery mechanism. In order to reinforce these foundation elements, it becomes essential to provide some pedagogical scaffolding to them. These pedagogical scaffoldings, consisting of findings of various teaching-learning theories, propose many instructional strategies that can be utilized for enhancing the efficacy of Hospitality Management Education. In Indian context, the curricula of various courses of hospitality education are developed by the academic or professional institutions with the inputs of regulatory bodies like AICTE, NCHMCT and also of industry experts. But in the absence of efficient delivery mechanism, even the best of the curricula formulated fails to yield the desired results. The various ‘pedagogical theories’ suggest suitable remedial measures for the same. Theories provide theoretical framework to explain various concepts and also suggest the reasons behind various phenomenon. These are formulated after thorough observation with the help of inductive and deductive reasoning. Research in the field of psychology has provided greater insights about the teaching-learning process and has resulted into the formulation of many pedagogical theories. Findings of various teaching-learning theories are now being utilized for design, development, delivery and evaluation of instructional system. This has lead to the improvement of the whole process of education. The important findings of these theories bearing direct impact on hospitality education are identified in the paper and effort is made to analyze the rationale behind the present delivery mechanism with the purpose of its improvement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Delivery Mechanism, Hospitality Management Education and Pedagogical Theories
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2014 07:22
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2014 07:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141254

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