1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour seminar fortnightly
1 x 1-hour on-line exercises fortnightly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of TOUR1002, TOUR1003, TOUR1003A, TOUR8205 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s); Oral
Topic description

This topic will introduce you to the concept of interpretation and its importance in tourism in terms of storytelling and understanding meanings at tourism sites. Key principles of interpretation will be discussed alongside factors such as culture, gender, age and technology which can influence interpretation. Interpretation will be viewed from a curator/developer perspective as well as a tour guide perspective.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Establish interpretation principles and the impact of interpretation for tourism
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of interpretation techniques for tourism sites
  • Examine tour guiding and curator practices and trends for interpretation
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Analyse how cultural and demographic factors can influence interpretation
  2. Examine how meanings and stories are conveyed at tourism sites
  3. Apply appropriate interpretive principles