Reflecting on hospitality management education through a practice lens

Stierand, Marc (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Zizka, Laura (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to reflect on hospitality management education from a “practice epistemology” and discuss how a connecting of savoir (theoretical knowledge or “knowing”), savoir-faire (knowing how to do tasks, i.e. task-related skills) and savoir-être (knowing how to be, i.e. behavior) can develop into practical knowledge. Design/methodology/approach – The purpose of the paper is achieved through novel reading of the literature on practical knowledge and formativeness applied to a higher education context. Findings – The paper suggests that it is only through the creation of context that a sensation of practicing for students can be provided, which ultimately may lead to practical knowledge. Context must be actively created through situations that invite participation to explore the logic of practice. Therefore, savoir should be treated as “organizing knowing” and savoir-faire and savoir-être as “practicing knowing” to do and to be, respectively. The terms savoir, savoir-faire and savoir-être were chosen for this paper, as they were the common reference terms used in hospitality (master-) apprenticeship systems in Europe. Originality/value – The value of the paper is a personal reflection on a practice epistemology for hospitality management education from the perspective of two academic faculty members who have been practitioners in the hospitality industry and who regularly teach hospitality executives.


Mots-clés:
Type d'article:
scientifique
Faculté:
Economie et Services
Ecole:
EHL Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
Classification:
Économie/gestion
Date:
2015
Titre du document hôte:
Journal of quality assurance in education
Numérotation (vol. no.):
2015, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 353-363
DOI:
ISSN:
0968-4883
Le document apparaît dans:

Note  Le statut de ce document est: non diffusé

Note: The status of this file is: restricted


 Notice créée le 2015-10-01, modifiée le 2018-02-15

Fichiers:
Télécharger le document
PDF

Évaluer ce document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Pas encore évalué)