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Galicia projects and works for a tourist destination where excellence prevails. The Way of St. James boasts one of its outstanding attributes which is the welcoming spirit to all our visitors

Training is the basis of excellence and hospitality is the cornerstone of any of the educational organisations that are brought together to this event : the Hospitality Management schools.

Hosting the 2021 EUHOFA congress and garhering the best university schools in the world in Hospitality Management and  Galicia celebrating the Holy Year of  “El Camino”,  an icon of  our hospitality , seems appropriate naming the congress «Galicia The Best Way».

The 2021 EUHOFA  Congress Program. 16th to 20th of February

Hosted by the Centro Superior de Hostelería de Galicia

16th.

Arrival of  Board Members

19th.

Academic sessions 3 & 4. Visit to a farmers market and to the CSHG, the hosting school.

17th.

EUHOFA Board Meeting and reception and welcome dinner with all delegates

20th.

Academic session 5. Visit to Ribeira Sacra and the City of Culture

18th.

Opening ceremony and academic sessions 1 & 2. Tour around the city world heritage old quarters and Galician Manor Houses

A draft of the detailed program can be downloaded clicking here

Day one - Wednesday 16th of February

Arrival of attendees of the congress

Delegates

19:15 – Departure of the bus from the hotel
19:30 – Reception and welcome dinner at the Hotel Monumento San Francisco and group photo
22:30 – Return to hotel

Partners

19:15 – Departure of the bus from the hotel
19:30 – Reception and welcome dinner at the Hotel Monumento San Francisco and group photo
22:30 – Return to hotel

Day Two - Thursday 17th of February

The academic sessions start

Delegates

09:00-10:30 – Opening ceremony at the NH Hotel Collection – Santiago de Compostela
10:30-11:00 – Coffee Break
11:30-12:30  – Academic Session 1
12:30-14:00  – Lunch at the hotel
14:00-15:00  – Academic Session 2
17:00-20:00 – Transport departure to visit several manor houses and their use as a force for heritage recovery
20:00-22:00 – Dinner with Galician chefs at the manor house, Pazo de Rubianes
22:00 – Transfer back to Hotel

Partners

09:00-10:30 – Opening ceremony at the NH Hotel Collection – Santiago de Compostela
10:30-11:00 – Coffee Break
11:30-12:30  – Guided tour of the old quarters of Santiago
12:30-14:00  – Lunch
14:00-15:00  – Return to Hotel
17:00-20:00 – Transport departure to visit several manor houses and their use as a force for heritage recovery
20:00-22:00 – Dinner with Galician chefs at the manor house, Pazo de Rubianes
22:00 – Transfer back to Hotel

Day Three - Friday 18th of February

Academic sessions continues and afternoon at the Centro Superior de Hostelería de Galicia

Delegates

09:00-10:00 – Academic Session 3 
10:00-10:30 – Coffee Break
10:30-11:30  – Academic Session 4 
11:30 – Transfer to Centro Superior de Hostelería de Galicia
11:30-12:30  – Guided tour of the school campus
12:30-14:00 – Lunch at the Centro Superior de Hostelería de Galicia
14:00-15:30 – Gaming as educational instrument ( join activity with the CSHG students)
17:00 – Transfer back to Hotel and free time

Partners

09:00-11:30 –  Departure from hotel and visit to a local farmers market with a «market cooking» demostration
11:30 – Transfer to Centro Superior de Hostelería de Galicia
11:30-12:30  – Guided tour of the school campus
12:30-14:00 – Lunch at the Centro Superior de Hostelería de Galicia
14:00-15:30 – Gaming as educational instrument ( join activity with the CSHG students)
17:00 – Transfer back to Hotel and free time

Day Four - Saturday 19th of February

Las day of the congress

Delegates

09:00-10:00 – Academic Session 5
10:00-11:30 –  General assembly  with coffee break service
11:30 – Transfer to the «Ribeira Sacra» a hidden treasure of inland Galicia
13:30 – Lunch at the historic building Parador de Santo Estevo
13:30 – Transfer to NH Hotel Collection Santiago de Compostela
20:15 – Transfer to the «Ciudad de la Cultura»
20:30- Formal  dinner at the «Ciudad de la Cultura»
23:00 – Transfer back to Hotel
17:00 – Transfer back to Hotel and free time

Partners

09:00-11:30 –  Free time
11:30 – Transfer to the «Ribeira Sacra» a hidden treasure of inland Galicia
13:30 – Lunch at the historic building Parador de Santo Estevo
13:30 – Transfer to NH Hotel Collection Santiago de Compostela
20:15 – Transfer to the «Ciudad de la Cultura»
20:30- Formal  dinner at the «Ciudad de la Cultura»
23:00 – Transfer back to Hotel
17:00 – Transfer back to Hotel and free time

The Academic Program

The accelerated development of new information and communication technologies today make up a new technosocial environment with clear implications in all aspects of life and particularly in the educational institutions and in the workplace. New methodological opportunities are emerging, new educational settings/scenes, new contexts for collaboration and new professional competencies which are necessary to address.

More than ever we need to not only determine the professional competencies which need to be developed, but also to adapt and focus our efforts, taking advantage of the opportunities which are available. The culture and values of the young people that are entering higher education, the transformation and flexibility of the educational environments, the introduction and combination of the innovative methodologies and emerging technologies and the necessary coordination with the corporate world will be some of our tools to adapt ourselves and continue meeting the expectations of the business sector.

Session 1 – Youth profiles and culture

Dolors Reig i Hernández

11:30-12:30  – Thursday 17th of February

How are the new generations, how do they think, what are their concerns, values ​​and expectations, how is their relationship with the digital world, what is the profile of our students and how we can capture their attention and interest … It is vital to know them to review our training proposals, outline and update our methodologies and optimize the teaching-learning process.

Session 2 – Tech scenarios for educational innovation

Julio Cabero Almenara

14:00-15:00 – Thursday 17th of February

What will the learning of the future be like? Emerging teaching models. New types of students. New technological scenarios. From traditional ICT training models to advanced elearning models …

Session 3 – Student-centered methodologies for network learning

Jesús Salinas Ibañez

09:00-10:00 – Friday 18th of February

How to promote active and student-centered teaching methodologies and strategies in virtual environments. Basic notions about teaching methodology (strategies and techniques) related to the use of virtual environments and different digital tools.

Session 4 – Keys and strategies for promoting meaningful learning in the academic scene

Héctor Ruiz Martín

10:30-11:30 – Friday 18th of February

New study techniques and self-regulation of learning from cognitive psychology. What are the keys to take into account in the student’s learning process and how does digital culture affect (multimedia stimuli, permanent connection, new forms of digital communication and expression, concentration, programmed disconnection (digital diet)….

Session 5 – From classroom learning to elearning. Future is blended

Rosabel Roig Vila

09:00-10:00 – Saturday 19th of February

Recommendations and resources for the design of scenarios, activities and contents for a blended training. How to didactically manage elearning scenarios and situations (ICT-mediated training)

The Speakers

Rosabel Roig Vila

Professor of the University of Educational Technology of the Didactics and School Organization Area in the Department of General Didactics and Specific Didactics of the University of Alicante.

Héctor Ruiz Martín

Director at International Science Teaching Foundation

Julio Cabero Almenara

Professor of Didactics and School Organization at the University of Seville

Dolors Reig i Hernández

Professor at different centers, institutions and business schools (Open University of Catalonia, School of Public Administration of Catalonia, Center for Legal Studies and Specialized Training, Academia El Caparazón, INESDI)

Jesús Salinas Ibáñez

PHd in Educational Sciences, and professor in the Department of Educational Sciences of the University of the Balearic Islands

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