15 credits at level HE6
The aims of this module are to develop in the student;
1) An understanding of the key issues surrounding safer, better educated, more employable and healthier communities
2) The ability to identify and evaluate effective ways to develop the capacity and social capital of socially excluded groups (SEGs) through sports development
3) Evaluation of the key processes in supporting community development
4) Determinants of good practice in community support
The role that sport can play in helping communities to become safer, better educated, more employable and healthier.
Sport and youth crime initiatives, Positive Futures, diversionary and mentoring practices, outdoor activities, Sure Start
Sport and education initiatives – Sports Action Zones, Education Action Zones, PE and the curriculum opportunities, Connexions service
Sport and employment enhancement – the case for discipline, self-esteem, team-working, confidence building, social skills
Sport and health improvement – GP Referral, Cardio-Rehab, environmental improvements
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 assess the key problems associated with unsafe, poorly educated, unemployable and unhealthy communities||• Assess and evaluate the reasons for unsafe, poorly educated, unemployable and unhealthy communities|
|2.||• Evaluate the potential of sports to help resolve unsafe, poorly educated, unemployable and unhealthy communities||• Critically reflect on sports role in improving unsafe, poorly educated, unemployable and unhealthy communities|
|3.||• Critically reflect upon the impact of unsafe, poorly educated, unemployable and unhealthy communities on social cohesion||• Analyse the reasons for unsafe, poorly educated, unemployable and unhealthy communities|
|4.||• Lead a workshop||• Engage an audience with discursive material|
|5.||• Present findings to a peer audience||• Complete a professional presentation|
|6.||• Facilitate a workshop||• Network successfully with at least one non-sports group|
|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 case study||Workshop Presentation|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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DCMS Pat 10 Report. (2000) The Role of Arts and Sports.
DOE. (1995) Involving communities in urban and rural regeneration; a guide for practitioners
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Hilton K. et al. (2001) Sports Development. Routledge
Horden Peregrine, Smith Richard. (1998) The locus of care; families, communities, institutions and the provision of welfare since antiquity. Routledge
Morgan D. (1998) Sport Off the Streets – A Preliminary Analysis of the need for Reczones. Bolton Institute
Nichols, G. (1997) A Consideration of Why active Participation in Sport and Leisure Might Reduce Criminal Behaviour. Sport, Education and Society, Vol 2, No 2, pp. 181-190
Parks and Recreation Ontario. (1999) Together with Youth: Planning Recreation Services for Youth- at-Risk
Preece, Houghton Ann-Marie. (2000) Nurturing social capital in excluded communities; a kind of higher education. Ashgate
Simnett, (1995) Managing health promotion: developing healthy organizations and communities. Wiley
Witt, P.A & Crompton, J.L (1996) Recreation Programs that work for at-risk youth: The challenge of shaping the future. State College, PA: Venture Publishing
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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