A new curriculum evaluation model for gastronomy education in Turkey

Yaşlı F., YÜNCÜ H. R.

Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, vol.32, 2023 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhlste.2023.100420
  • Journal Name: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Hospitality & Tourism Index, SportDiscus
  • Keywords: Course performance, Curriculum evaluation, Data envelopment analysis, Fuzzy logic, Gastronomy education
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents a model to evaluate the curriculum of a gastronomy undergraduate program in Turkey. The Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method and fuzzy logic are applied to determine the educational performances of the curriculum courses. The evaluation was made by considering the perspectives reflecting the educational vision of the gastronomy department. The results reveal that each course contributes differently to various perspectives of gastronomy education, a number of courses may be removed from the curriculum, and the status of certain courses should be changed. The model is also effective in comparing the different curricula that provide the same education.