15 credits at level HE6
The aims of this module are to develop in the student;
1) A critical understanding of the issues confronting communities, in particular those that are socially excluded
2) The ability to identify and evaluate effective ways to engage with Socially Excluded Groups (SEGs) through sports development
3) Knowledge of the key agencies in support of community sport
4) Key concepts in the practice of community sport
The concept of community – Historical perspectives of community identity, equality, networks, social capital, civic engagement. The principles of self help and empowerment. The concepts of inclusion and exclusion.
The context of community sports – Recognizing the roles of key agencies- voluntary groups, schools, youth services, housing, transport, police, - statutory and non-statutory bodies. Partnership working – ‘joined up thinking’, ‘holistic approaches’.
Community sports infrastructure – Legislation, policies and procedures local, regional, national perspectives and resources.
The role of sports in the community – Critical analysis of the socio - political functions of sports, bonding, enabling, enhancing, seducing, deluding?
The learning outcomes of this module are characterised as the applied investigation and development of knowledge and understanding. The theoretical elements will be explored in class based workshops, lectures, seminars and tutorials.
There will be a considerable element of action based learning as students will be required to involve themselves with an appropriate project where they will investigate, practice and report on community issues.
The formal contact hours will be made up of the following;
Workshops, Lectures, Seminars, Presentations 12 * 1hour. Tutorials 4 *1 hour.
An additional 134 hours will be spent on independent study related to working practices. This will be managed by the module leader who will pro-actively encourage students to engage in learning activity through the course website and a routinised email communication system.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||• Critically evaluate key issues facing SEGs||• Assess and evaluate types and levels of social exclusion|
|2.||• Determine appropriate levels of engagement with SEGs||• Critically reflect on the levels of engagement with SEGs|
|3.||• Investigate and assess the types, functions and processes of sport in the community.||• Critically analyse the function of one community sports initiative, assessing the role of key agencies and their objectives.|
|4.||• Critically reflect upon the issues affecting SEGs and the role of sports development||• Evaluate the role that sports development can play in resolving issues affecting SEGs|
|5.||• Engage with SEGs||• Reflect upon engagement practices|
|6.||• Present findings to a peer audience||• Complete a professional presentation|
|7.||• Complete an oral presentation to peers and tutor utilising appropriate technology||• Successfully complete an oral presentation to peers and tutor utilising appropriate technology.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||3000 word Essay||Individual Presentation|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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Burgess Paul. (2001) Devolved approaches to local governance; policy and practice in neighbourhood management. York Publishing Services
Burns, (1998) Mutual aid and self-help; coping strategies for excluded communities. Policy Press
Coalter F. (2001) The Role of Sport. LGA.
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Haywood L. (1994) Community Leisure and Recreation. Butterworth Heinemann.
Hilton K. et al. (2001) Sports Development. Routledge
Horne, Tomlinson and Whannel. (1999) Understanding Sport. E&FN Spon
Jones, (1998) Working with community champions. CEDC
Social Exclusion Unit. (2000) National strategy for neighbourhood renewal; a framework for consultation. Cabinet Office
Sport England (1997) Working towards racial equality in sport
Sport England. (2001) Sports participation and ethnicity in England. National survey 1999/2000
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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