As a class, a quick SWOT analysis of Alpine tourism could be conducted using ‘SWOT Analysis Handout’.
Each of four groups could be given one of each of the categories to comment on.
- Strengths – the benefits of Alpine tourism
- Weaknesses – the costs of Alpine tourism
- Opportunities – the circumstances that are creating more Alpine tourism or making it better
- Threats – the circumstances that are endangering the future of Alpine tourism
Using the further framework of Economic / Environmental / Social will help students to cover the different angles required for the task
Students can then cut out some of their ideas and use them as a basis of a ‘living’ Butler Model. This can be done via a copy of ‘Living Butler Model Handout’ printed on A3 paper or a projection of ‘Living Butler Model Presentation’ onto an IWB which students can stick their ideas to with sticky tack
For this task, students read each of their statements and decide where on the graph they should place it in order for it to make sense as a piece of geographical narrative.
A class discussion can be had surrounding areas of consensus or disagreement.
More information on The Butler Model is found in ‘More Information about the Butler Model Handout’.
Students should be given a copy of ‘Alpine Convention on Sustainable Tourism Handout’.
Reading the handout, students can pick out any management technique that they feel would manage one of the threats they have identified.
Feedback on this can be given as a class, including how good the Alpine Convention on Sustainable Tourism is in general.