Invitation to PhD workshop on "Building Stories for Research Impact and Action in Tourism"

Invitation to PhD workshop on "Building Stories for Research Impact and Action in Tourism"

This PhD course is scheduled to follow up on the two day Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) Conference “Building our stories: Co-creating tourism futures in research and practice” (20-22 August 2017).

Time

23.08.2017 kl. 09.00 - 24.08.2017 kl. 16.00

Description

Tourism transforms, disrupts and intervenes in the everyday life of people and places. New stakeholders are emerging, landscapes of power are shifting, and lines of responsibilities are being redrawn. Actors directly involved and indirectly impacted by tourism can have vastly different stories of coping, success, empowerment, nurturing, disruption, relationship building and activism.  Storytelling can be an important tool that encourages reflection, empathy, curiosity, understanding and learning. Different forms of story telling (e.g. stories, narratives, anecdotes, biographies, dramas, tales, allegories, chronicles, epics, sagas, parables and serials) are increasingly being used in research as a means of collecting data and in disseminating understanding in ways that connect with audiences (policy makers, communities and business interests). They can evoke real actions, deeper engagement and understanding, and potentially unlock far greater impact than scholarly papers published in closed academic circles.

The explicit use of stories and storytelling in tourism studies has been limited to market communication and place branding as well as ethnographic and anthropological lines of inquiry. The aim of the PhD course is to explore a broader use of stories and storytelling in tourism and related studies (e.g. culture and global studies, planning, sociology, business and management studies). This PhD course is scheduled to follow up on the two day Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) Conference “Building our stories: Co-creating tourism futures in research and practice” (20-22 August 2017).

The workshop will have an interactive format. Students will be required to undertake preparatory reading and to provide a story generated from their own research (2-3 pages to be submitted on the 15th August). This essay should include both the story and an explanation of the role and possible use of the story for research, dissemination, impact and any methodological reflections. A short bio should also be submitted. These materials will be circulated prior to the course. Students will be required to present their own work and discuss others’ work. It is intended that a co-created output will be produced as a result of the course that will reflect on methodological issues, dissemination and research impact. In the spirit of co-created learning, the precise nature of this output will be decided at the beginning of the course (e.g. a website, guidance for storytelling; a scholarly output; a film/video or other intervention). The deadline for final assessment is 29 September and written feedback will be provided by the course teachers.

All lectures and discussions will be in English.


PROGRAMME

DAY 1

9.00-9.30  Introduction (course objectives, housekeeping, rules of engagement, expectations, course output, evaluation)
9.30-10.00  Discussions and reflections of the previous conference: What’s in a story?
10.00-10.30  Short presentations by guest professor
10.30-11.00 Short presentations by guest professor
11.00-12.00  Group discussion & summary points
12.00-13.00  Lunch
13.00-14.30 Presentation by course participant research stories and group reflections
14.30-16.00 Coffee, walk and talk, group work
  Group dinner


DAY 2

9.00-9.30 Summary of previous day and reflections
9.30-11.30  Presentation by course participant research stories and group reflections
11.30-12.00  Group discussion of learning objectives and course output
12.00-13.00  Lunch
13.00-14.30  Planning session for co-created course output
14.30-15.30 Coffee, Walk talk and plan
15.30- 16.00  Summary of actions, our co-created story lab: “Building our stories”

 

WORKSHOP FACILITATORS

Dianne Dredge, Porfessor, Department of Culture & Global Studies, Aalborg University

Szilvia Gyimóthy, Associate Professor, Department of Culture & Global Studies, Aalborg University

Jenny Cave, Senior Lecturer, Tourism & Hospitality Management, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Guest lectures/discussions with Professor Diana Parry, University of Waterloo, Canada and Troy Glover, University of Waterloo, Canada.


CREDITS

2 ECTS points divided as follows:

  • Participation and preparation for the workshop (reading + preparation of story, lectures, participation): 1 ECTS
     
  • Submission of post-reflection paper: +1 ECTS


PRICE AND REGISTRATION

The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled at a Danish University. Other participants will have to pay a fee of DKK 300. Please register before 2 August here, at this registration link you will also find registration for the Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) Conference “Building our stories: Co-creating tourism futures in research and practice” which takes place on 20-22 August.


Cancellation Policy

  • Notification of cancellation must be in writing by email received by Marianne Høgsbro before 1 August 2017.
     
  • Cancellations received after 01 August 2017 will need to pay a cancellation fee of 400 DKK.
     
  • Non-arrivals will be non-refundable for any reason.

Please submit your 2-3 page submission and bio to Marianne Høgsbro by 15 August 2017.

Maximum number of participants: 16.


READING LIST

Deschambault, R. (2011). From “analytic nuisance” to interactional resource: Re-viewing small stories within interviews in a mixed methods study. Journal of Pragmatics, 43(12), 3080–3090. 

Dredge, D., & Jenkins, J., (2011). Stories of Practice: Tourism Planning and Policy. Abingdon: Ashgate.

Forester, J. (1993). Learning from Practice Stories: The Priority of Practical Judgment. In F. Fischer & J. Forester (Eds.), The Argumentative Turn in Policy Analysis and Planning (pp. 186–209). Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Foss, L. (2004). 'Going Against the Grain...' Construction of Entrepreneurial Identity Through Narratives. In D. Hjorth & C. Steyaert (Eds.), Narrative and Discursive Approaches in Entrepreneurship (pp. 80-104): Edward Elgar.

Kent, M.L. 2016. The power of storytelling in public relations: Introducing the 20 master plots, Public Relations Review, 41 (2015) 480–489

Mølbjerg Jørgensen, K. & Boje, D. (2010). Resituating narrative and story in business ethics, Business Ethics: A European Review, 19(3), 253-264.

Mølbjerg Jørgensen, K. & Boje, D. (2009). Geoneologies of becoming: Antenarrative inquiry in organizations, Sc'Moi conference: Standing Conference for Management & Organization Inquiry, Philadelphia.

Mølbjerg Jørgensen, K. & Overgaard Thomassen, A. (2015). Maps of organizational learning in regional development projects: Stories, objects and places. Tamara Journal of Critical Organization Inquiry, 13(3), 57-69.

Moscardo, G. (2010). Shaping the tourist experience: the importance of stories and themes. In M. Morgan, P. Lugosi, & J. R. B. Ritchie (Eds.), The Tourism and Leisure Experience: Consumer and Managerial Perspectives (pp. 43–58). Buffalo: Channel View Publications.

Sandercock, L. (2003). Out of the Closet: The Importance of Stories and Storytelling in Planning Practice. Planning Theory and Practice, 4(1), 11–28.

Sole, D & Gray Wilson. D. (2002) Storytelling in Organizations: The power and traps of using stories to share knowledge in organizations

Host

The PhD programme of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University

Address

15 A.C Meyers Vænge, Copenhagen, DK-2450 room 3.084A (3rd floor)