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Training of Trainers 3 Enhances Innovative Teaching for Sustainable Tourism and Entrepreneurship

Participants posing in front of Can Tho University sign with ECOVIP flag

From April 9 to 12, 2024, Can Tho University in Vietnam hosted the Training of Trainers 3 on Innovative Teaching Methodologies to Promote Sustainable-Oriented Entrepreneurship in Tourism. The event aimed to equip educators with practical exercises and insights to enhance curriculum development, update teaching methodologies, and foster entrepreneurship in the tourism sector, with a focus on sustainability.

The objectives of the training included conducting practical exercises to gain a comprehensive understanding of curriculum revision, updating teaching methodologies, and exploring employability outcomes. The event also focused on presenting updates to the online course "Introduction to Entrepreneurship" for participating higher education institutions (PC-HEIs), continuing work on entrepreneurship competitions, and providing a platform to discuss opportunities and challenges in sustainable tourism and ecotourism.

One of the highlights of the event was the opportunity for participants to engage with experts and practitioners in the field. Speakers included:

  1. Prof. João Carvalho from Universidades Portucalense, who discussed the implementation of entrepreneurial curricula.

  2. Prof. Rupert Beinhauer from FH Joanneum, who focused on designing entrepreneurship courses in tourism.

  3. Prof. Asunción Menargues from the University of Alicante, who shared insights on implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through innovative teaching methodologies in tourism programs.

In addition to the sessions, participants had the chance to explore ecotourism destinations and related practices through study visits to Son Island Ecotourism, Vam Sang Orchid, Can Tho Eco Resort, and Lua Nep Restaurant.

"The training provided valuable insights into integrating sustainability into tourism entrepreneurship education," said Yolanda Montances, one of the participants from Polytechnic University of the Philippines. "The practical exercises and discussions with experts will greatly enhance our teaching methodologies."

The event not only facilitated knowledge exchange among educators but also provided a platform for networking and collaboration between academia and industry practitioners.

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