Think globally, engage pedagogically: Procuring and supervising international field experiences
Similar to society in general, globalization of the world economy has changed the landscape of the sport industry (Dicken, 2007; Neirotti, 2015; Thibault, 2009). As competition for the sport fan's discretionary dollar becomes more intense in America, the international market and associated financial opportunities will undoubtedly increase. As a result, it is important that sport management students gain experience both at home and abroad to be highly competitive for employment opportunities in the sport industry (Lee & Lupi, 2010). In order to prepare sport management students for the global marketplace, sport management educators to foster opportunities for students to complete international practicums, internships, and other forms of authentic experiential learning. Educators need to be aware of a variety of resources that can be used to supervise field experiences-particularly “distance” based international field experiences. The purpose of this presentation is to outline best practices associated with online supervision of international experiential learning experiences. Recommendations on creating and maintaining relationships with international partners, strategies for supervision, and methods of evaluation will be included. A step-by-step process model will be presented aimed at providing meaningful learning experiences for students and building enduring partnerships for the institution.
Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education
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Lee, Kane, J. J., Gregg, E. A., & Cavanaugh, T. (2016). Think globally, engage pedagogically: Procuring and supervising international field experiences. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education - JoHLSTE, 19, 115–120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2016.09.003