Educational Tours as a Learning Tool to the Third Year Tourism Students of De La Salle University-Dasmarinas

Year: 2021

Author: Uy, Jackqueline, Verano, Hannah, Verbo, Chrysler

Type of paper: Poster

Educational tours are part of the curriculum of the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management, De La Salle University-Dasmarinas. They are highly significant to the students especially Tourism students. The purpose of this study was to determine how effective educational tours were as a learning tool using the Experiential Learning Theory by David Kolb. This study determined the demographic profile of the third year tourism students in terms of gender, section, educational tours joined and monthly family income and lastly, this study determined if there is a significant difference between the demographic profile of the respondents and their assessment of educational tours as a learning tool. The researchers used historical research design with the third year students of the Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management as the population size and used random sampling method. The researchers made a survey questionnaire and utilized statistical tools such as weighted mean, frequency distribution, percentage, standard deviation, T-test and ANOVA. The result of the study answered the profile of the respondents such as the gender, section, educational tour/s joined and family monthly income. The findings of the study showed that the 3rd year Tourism management students strongly agree that educational tours are a highly effective learning tool in terms of Active Experimentation, Concrete Experience, Reflective Observation and Abstract Conceptualisation based on the data gathered from the respondents.