15 credits at level HE7
The aims of this module are to develop in the student;
Critical awareness of the policy context of community sports development
Explanations of the competing philosophies apparent in state provided sports development.
Ability to appraise the processes of policy development and implementation associated with community sports development.
Central, Regional and local sports development policies - distribution and re-distribution, regionalisation, devolution.
Mainstream political philosophy relevant to community sports development- Socialist, Liberal, Conservative and the Third Way.
Policy implementation processes - consultation, planning and regulation.
Resource allocation models - strategic, targetted, lifespan and opportunistic
The learning and teaching strategy for this module is grounded upon an initial tutor-led familiarisation with the component elements of the module and a subsequent programme of individual student work. This will be supported by tutor-prepared learning materials and individual tutorials.
Students will be encouraged to use their working environment as a context within which to develop an appreciation of the importance of politics and policy in community development by investigating and reflecting upon planning and operating practice and by exploring work-based opportunities for instigating applied study.
The formal contact hours will be made up of the following;
Workshops, Lectures, Seminars, Presentations 8 * 1hour. Tutorials 8 *1 hour.
An additional 134 hours will be spent on independent study related to working practices
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Critically review competing philosophies relevant to community sports development||Evaluate philosophical approaches to community sports development|
|2.||Challenge the role of the state in providing sports development||Review and assess the role of the state in community sports development|
|3.||Analyse various policy processes||Critically elaborate on the policy implementation processes|
|4.||Elaborate on resource models||Review and assess a variety of resource allocation practices|
|5.||Complete a presentation for peers||ē Deliver 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||Oral presentation|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Henry I. (2001) The Politics of Public Sector Leisure Policy. Macmillan Ė Course text book
Bramham P. et al. (1993) Leisure Policies in Europe. CAB International
Bramham, Peter, editor. (1999) Policy and publics : leisure, culture and commerce LSA
Depít for Culture, Media and Sport. (2000) A Sporting future for All. DCMS
Depít for Culture, Media and Sport (1999) Policy Action Team 10 Report
Haldane, John, editor. (2000) Philosophy and public affairs . Cambridge : CUP,
McPherson, Gayle, editor; Reid, Gavin, editor. (2001) Leisure and social inclusion : new challenges for policy and provision. LSA
Rosen, Michael, editor. (1999) Political thought. Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press
Philosophy and public affairs
Veal A.J. (1994) Leisure policy and planning. Longman
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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