Profession travel and tourism vocational teacher

Travel and tourism vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, travel and tourism, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques the students must subsequently master for a travel and tourism-related profession. Travel and tourism vocational teachers monitor the students' progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject of travel and tourism through assignments, tests and examinations.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Realistic
  • Social / Artistic
  • Social / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Curriculum objectives

    The goals identified in curricula and defined learning outcomes.

  • Tourism market

    The study of the tourism market on a international, regional and local level and considering worldwide tourist destinations.

  • Local area tourism industry

    The characteristics of local sights and events, accommodation, bars and restaurants and leisure activities.

  • Geographical areas relevant to tourism

    The field of tourism geography in Europe as well as the rest of the world in order to point out relevant tourism areas and attractions.

  • Travel bookings processes

    The various steps that constitute a booking made for travelling purposes, its execution, and any additional relevant actions.

  • Customer service

    Processes and principles related to the customer, client, service user and to personal services; these may include procedures to evaluate customer's or service user's satisfaction.

  • Teamwork principles

    The cooperation between people characterised by a unified commitment to achieving a given goal, participating equally, maintaining open communication, facilitating effective usage of ideas etc.

Skills

  • Teach tourism principles

    Instruct students in the theory and practice of the subject travel and tourism, with the aim of assisting them in pursuing a future career in this field, and more specifically in topics such as tourism locations, customer service and booking techniques.

  • Adapt instruction to labour market

    Identify developments in the labour market and recognise their relevance to the training of students.

  • Monitor developments in field of expertise

    Keep up with new research, regulations, and other significant changes, labour market related or otherwise, occurring within the field of specialisation.

  • Assist students in their learning

    Support and coach students in their work, give learners practical support and encouragement.

  • Apply teaching strategies

    Employ various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct students, such as communicating content in terms they can understand, organising talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Use a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners' level, goals, and priorities.

  • Assess students

    Evaluate the students' (academic) progress, achievements, course knowledge and skills through assignments, tests, and examinations. Diagnose their needs and track their progress, strengths, and weaknesses. Formulate a summative statement of the goals the student achieved.

  • Teach customer service techniques

    Teach techniques designed to maintain customer service standards at a satisfactory level.

  • Observe student's progress

    Follow up on students’ learning progress and assess their achievements and needs.

  • Deliver presentations on tourism

    Make presentations about the tourism industry in general and about specific tourist attractions.

  • Work in vocational school

    Work in a vocational school that instructs students in practical courses.

  • Manage student relationships

    Manage the relations between students and between student and teacher. Act as a just authority and create an environment of trust and stability.

  • Prepare lesson content

    Prepare content to be taught in class in accordance with curriculum objectives by drafting exercises, researching up-to-date examples etc.

  • Apply intercultural teaching strategies

    Ensure that the content, methods, materials and the general learning experience is inclusive for all students and takes into account the expectations and experiences of learners from diverse cultural backgrounds. Explore individual and social stereotypes and develop cross-cultural teaching strategies.

  • Maintain students' discipline

    Make sure students follow the rules and code of behaviour established in the school and take the appropriate measures in case of violation or misbehaviour.

  • Facilitate teamwork between students

    Encourage students to cooperate with others in their learning by working in teams, for example through group activities.

  • Develop course outline

    Research and establish an outline of the course to be taught and calculate a time frame for the instructional plan in accordance with school regulations and curriculum objectives.

  • Provide lesson materials

    Ensure that the necessary materials for teaching a class, such as visual aids, are prepared, up-to-date, and present in the instruction space.

  • Adapt teaching to student's capabilities

    Identify the learning struggles and successes of students. Select teaching and learning strategies that support students’ individual learning needs and goals.

  • Perform classroom management

    Maintain discipline and engage students during instruction.

  • Assign homework

    Provide additional exercises and assignments that the students will prepare at home, explain them in a clear way, and determine the deadline and evaluation method.

  • Give constructive feedback

    Provide founded feedback through both criticism and praise in a respectful, clear, and consistent manner. Highlight achievements as well as mistakes and set up methods of formative assessment to evaluate work.

Optional knowledge and skills

work with virtual learning environments use global distribution system process booking use customer relationship management software learning difficulties evaluate education programmes assess an area as a tourism destination speak different languages disability types develop tourist information materials environmental impact of tourism manage resources for educational purposes provide tourism related information assessment processes participate in tourism events devise tailor-made tourism itineraries