Linking Teaching and Training Methods: Classroom Teaching vis-a-vis Workplace Training within the Hospitality Industry

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International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume V, Issue XI, November 2021 | ISSN 2454–6186

Linking Teaching and Training Methods: Classroom Teaching vis-a-vis Workplace Training within the Hospitality Industry

Lucy Ajambo1, Leikny Øgrim2, Justine Nabaggala3
1 Faculty of Educational Sciences for Teacher Education and International Studies, Oslo Metropolitan, University/ Kyambogo University, Uganda
2 Faculty of Education and International Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
3 Faculty of Vocational Studies, Kyambogo University, Uganda

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Abstract: Harmonization of teaching and training methods (TTMs) continue be prerequisite and critical for teachers and trainers as they promote successful acquisition of essential and practical skills for further training in workplaces in Uganda. As the linkage is enfolded, it is confronted with increasingly distinctive challenges. This study aimed at exploring the linkage of TTMs between classroom teaching and workplace training in the hospitality industry in Uganda. A qualitative research approach using a case study design was used. A sample of 16 participants was purposively selected from vocational institutions and workplaces. In-depth interview were used to collect data. The study found out that the linkage of TTMs played a significant role in developing and strengthening of essential and practical competencies. Minimal participation, unsatisfactory use of teacher initiated methods, exhaustion and neglectful listening, unavailability, inadequate and obsolete tools, equipment and materials were also identified. The study recommends that TTMs in the hospitality industry should be allowed to evolve through a systematic harmonization, horizontal expertize and collaboration in order to have effective linkage of classroom teaching to workplace training that encourage and facilitate motivation, critical thinking and avail up-to-date tools, equipment and materials in vocational institutions

Keywords: teachers, trainers, teaching methods, training methods, harmonization, linkage, essential and practical competences

I. INTRODUCTION

Teaching and training methods (TTMs) as related to instruction in the hospitality industry [1], play a significant role in promoting active learning [2], successful acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits[3], [4], fostering engagement and transformation [2]. They are also charged with a substantial function of nurturing essential and practical competencies for the hospitality industry[5], [6]. Additional advantages this relationship is the fostering of interactive environments, obtaining real-life, hands-on and industry-related competencies that are beneficial for the students successful transition for further learning [7], [8]. However, this linkage is confronted with challenges of harmonization in order to enable students’ acquisition of essential and practical skills. [2]