The Impacts of Using Additional Teaching Materials on Students’ Performance in Package Program Education: The Case of Fidelio and Sejour

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ISSD 2012, 3rd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina, 31 May - 01 June 2012, pp.95-101

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Sarajevo
  • Country: Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-101
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


This study has been carried out to examine the effects of the use of additional teaching

materials on student's performances, during educational activities regarding the use of

package programs in the tourism sector. The study design called for two separate groups.

Students were provided with a laboratory for study outside of course hours. 73 students took

part in practice sessions outside of course hours, while a total of 145 students took the

examinations. While researching the effects of using course books, 93 students took classes

having been provided course books, while a further 97 students took the classes without

course books. A post test controlled experimental design was used to compare the two

groups. The study was carried out with third year students of the Akdeniz University, School

of Tourism and Hotel Management in the fall term of the 2011 – 2012 educational year. To

gather data on the effectiveness of usage of course books, the Fidelio program instructors

applied a test with 10 open ended questions, prepared by employees working in the sector and

using the program and the researchers. For the laboratory effectiveness study, a post test

consisting of 10 questions was prepared by the researchers together with sector employees

and applied to the students. The results of the study were evaluated using the SPSS 15.0

statistical software package. Based on the findings, the researchers have made

recommendations on the use of course books and laboratory study outside of class hours in

applied courses such as package program instruction.