Academic journal article Asian Social Science

Features of the Professional and Motivating Training Content Design for Students Majoring in "Tourism"

Academic journal article Asian Social Science

Features of the Professional and Motivating Training Content Design for Students Majoring in "Tourism"

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The urgency of the problem is based on the fact that professional motivating training of students majoring in "Tourism" should be primarily aimed at the formation of their orientation to the professional activity in the field of tourism. A key element of this training is its content, aimed at maintaining the interests of students and the predisposition to their chosen profession. The paper presents the content design features of professional and motivating training of students majoring in "Tourism" in the region with well-developed folk arts and crafts on the theoretical, regulatory, educational, personal levels and on the level of tourist activity. The article submission may be useful for teachers in selecting and structuring the content of professional and motivating training of students majoring in "Tourism".

Keywords: content design features, the selection and structuring of content, professional and motivating training, students, "Tourism" specialty, regional features

1. Introduction

Under a professional tourist activity in this study we mean a process, which is implemented due to the motivation in a tourist activity, formed on the basis of subject-object and subject-subject relationship. Among the subjects we include specialists from a tourism sector (tour operators, travel agents, tour guides, hotel industry workers, etc.), and other professionals included in the tourist infrastructure (medical staff, the transport sector and others.), consumers of tourism services (day visitors and tourists). The objects are the tourist resources of the region (climatic, historical and architectural, etc.), accommodation facilities (inns, hotels, boarding houses, motels, etc.) and food facilities (restaurants, cafes, bars, etc.), vehicles, means for leisure organization and others.

The purpose of professional and motivating training is to direct to the professional activity in the field of tourism, identifying the motivations and interests of students and predisposition to their avocation.

The motive of a professional activity is a conscious impulse to a specific form of this type of activity associated with the students' internal personal relationship to it (Ilyin, 2004, 2002; Kibanov, 2001; Popov & Kondratyeva, 1999; Verbitsky & Bakshaeva, 1998). Motives of professional activity are formed when students correlate their needs and capabilities with training disciplines, which are components of the tourist activity.

A number of studies considered the motive of action and the ways of its formation (Vishtak, 2003; Valeev, 2003; Ilkevich & Ilkevich, 2013; Sorokina, 2003; Zhdanova, 2012). Numerous studies (Bugrimenko, 2006; Dubovitskaya, 2003; Gribenyuk & Gribenyuk, 1998; Khan, 2009) have shown that exactly the way of formation of professional motivation through training activities is the most effective, and nature of motivation can be programmed via the type of teaching. In accordance with the majority of pedagogical theories, specific issues in training specialists for tourism-related activities are disclosed, which include training and development (Kalnei & Polyakov, 2011; Lisitzina, 2007). Analysis of studies have shown that the formation of cognitive and professional motivation is a long process associated with the development of a student's individuality as a whole, and the transition to a student-centered, tmly humane education of students has proved to be very difficult in real pedagogical practice. The main problems of teaching practice are related to the poor quality of scientific and methodical work, insufficient content development of professional motivating training of students.

2. Methodological Framework

2.1 Levels of Designing the Professionally Motivating Training Content for Students Majoring in "Tourism "

Development of natural, social and cultural basis of a future specialist in "Tourism" should be carried out by the content of training having primarily a state (public) value orientation. …

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