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Strategies Used to Embed Concepts of Sustainable Development in the Curriculum

This chapter illuminates the experiential pedagogy that was used to embed

concepts of sustainability in the curriculum of the Department of Hospitality and

Tourism Management (HTM) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and

clarifies the educational benefits that students gained from the process. The

primary vehicle for discovery and reflection is Community-based research

(CBR). The impetus for this form of experiential teaching and learning came from

the management academy’s need to grow leaders who could solve problems

and manage diverse peoples and situations in an increasingly complex world.

The issue of sustainable tourism development was selected as the context for

exploration as it is a serious challenge facing “destination communities” and

countries.