Compentence profile of a graduate in ecotourism and nature guiding
The Competence profile of a graduate in ecotourism and nature guiding formulates requirements for knowledge, skills and attitudes that a graduate in ecotourism and interpretive nature guiding should have in order to work effectively in the ecotourism sector. It ensures that the joint post-graduate study programme developed in the NATOUR project meets the needs of key stakeholders in each Partner Country and in each Partner university. The Competence profile serves as a basis for the development of the curriculum and learning content of the NATOUR programme.
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The Competence profile can be useful for universities offering education and training in ecotourism and nature guiding, academic staff, learners, ecotourism professionals and public bodies:
Partner Countries’ universities can use the Competence profile as a guide to the design of educational programmes and courses in the field of ecotourism & nature guiding.
Academic staff can use the Competence profile as a reference document for knowledge, skills and attitudes they should aim to develop through education & training process in the field of ecotourism & nature guiding. The competence profile can help academic staff to align teaching/learning activities and assessment methods with the learning outcomes required in the ecotourism sector.
Learners can use the Competence profile to understand the scope of competences they can acquire if they complete a study programme based on it.
Ecotourism companies and organizations can use the Competence profile as a reference document helping them to understand what competences they should expect from their potential employees.
Ministries of education and other public bodies can use the Competence profile as a contribution to professional standards and qualification frameworks in the field of tourism that are currently under development in Colombia, Chile and Brazil.