Travel For All (LS-HR-624)

This learning scenario was created by vocational teacher Ksenija Skoric from Croatia. It is intended for vocational students, hotel/tourist technicians, aged sixteen to eighteen. In addition to theoretical and practical content at school, these students also have classes in hotels and travel agencies. In the small villages where some of them live, they do not have much choice in the internship. Through occasional project work, many of them can acquire additional practical and other skills.

Obstacles while travelling

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travelling has been difficult for almost two years. Maybe now would be a good time to think about how, in the near future, the journey could be made easier for everyone. A large part of the world’s population has difficulties even in everyday life, especially when travelling. These are people with physical disabilities who often do not decide to travel precisely because of the obstacles they encounter, especially in accommodation and the attractions they want to visit.

Therefore, this learning scenario will explore the possibilities of improving the standards for people with disabilities who travel, in order to become as active participants in tourism, as possible. Students will study all the obstacles that people with disabilities face. They will also suggest ways to improve accommodation facilities and tourist facilities so that everyone can use them.

Activities on “Travel for all”

The implementation of this scenario is possible during project days, such as Erasmus Days or European Vocational Skills Week. It would be ideal to do some of the planned activities in advance, such as researching and introducing the Europeana platform, and even creating groups and assigning tasks. Students work in groups on specific assignments, researching the Europeana platform and other websites to find relevant data to use for their final products – role-playing scripts, short audio or video material and posters.

Aim of the project

Students will improve their research skills by working on the Europeana platform and other websites. Through role-playing, video/audio recording and posters students will raise awareness of the needs of people with disabilities. They will also develop different approaches to individual guests, and develop empathy, understanding and tolerance.

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CC BY 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana and has been provided by the Wellcome Collection.

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