Developing Human Capital for Rural Community Tourism: Using Experiential Learning Approach

Abdul Razzaq, Abdul Rasid and Mohamad, Nor Haniza and Hamzah, Amran and Khalifah, Zainab (2012) Developing Human Capital for Rural Community Tourism: Using Experiential Learning Approach. In: 3rd World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership, 25-28 OCTOBER 2012, Maison N.-D. Chat d'Oiseau BRUSELLS, BELGIUM. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Community awareness, lack of tourism knowledge and skills are the basic constraints that limit the ability of the local people to actively participate in the tourism planning and development. In Malaysia, Miso Walai Homestay at Kinabatangan, Sabah was recognized as one of the best Community Based Tourism Model not only at national level but at the international level. Thus, this study was to explore the process of community capacity building particularly on the aspect of awareness, knowledge, skills as well as attitude of the rural community that enable them to involve themselves in tourism planning. This study applies a qualitative approach by conducting in-depth interview with key informants. All the data were analyzed using thematic analysis. The results of the study showed that about 3 years has been used by the NGO together with the pioneer MESCOT members for the capacity building particularly on the human capital development. The knowledge, skills as well as awareness of the local people have been developed through experiential learning approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human Capital Development, Rural Community Tourism, Experiential Learning Approach
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Urban and Regional Planning
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 06:02
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 06:02
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/339

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