• Snežana Štetić Balkan Network of Tourism Experts, Belgrade; The College of Tourism Belgrade, Belgrade
  • Igor Trišić University of Belgrade, Faculty of Geography, Belgrade
  • Donatella Privitera University of Catania, Department of Educational Sciences, Catania



sustainable tourism, secondary education, vocational study, professional modules, Serbia


This paper examines the connection between secondary vocational education and continuing education. The influence of professional subjects and their impact on students and the creation of attitudes about further education, as well as the implementation of various, combined training models, are studied in particular. For the purposes of this research, a total of 201 students from three secondary vocational schools in the fields of trade, catering, tourism, economics, law, and administration were surveyed using a random sampling method. The educational profiles of the tested students are economic technician, tourist technician, cook, and waiter. The research objective was to determine whether the quality of professional subjects is important when choosing further tourism studies. In addition to the fact that teaching professional subjects develops certain students’ competencies, the application of the quantitative methodology in the research showed that it also affects the choice of future educational profiles with high school students. The surveyed students have significantly opted for the choice of faculties and colleges of applied studies in natural and social sciences and humanities.

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How to Cite

Štetić, S., Trišić, I., & Privitera, D. (2023). THE ROLE OF PROFESSIONAL MODULES IN SECONDARY VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS FOR THE SELECTION OF THE FIELD OF COLLEGES. Journal of the Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” SASA, 73(2), 269–277.