20 credits at level HE6
The aims of this module are to enable the student to
•Consolidate understanding of the competing philosophies apparent in state provided sport and leisure
•Critically appraise the legal frameworks surrounding state provided sport and leisure organisations
•Evaluate the efficacy of state intervention in sport and leisure provision
•Critically analyse the processes of policy development and implementation associated with sports and leisure organisations
•Historical evaluation of state intervention in sports and leisure
•The range, penetration and role of state intervention in sports and leisure
•The state as philosophical and political entities, from pluralism to the ‘politburo’.
•The mechanics of state intervention in sport and leisure policy
•Policy processes and implementation strategies
•Internationalism and sports and leisure policy
The learning outcomes concentrate upon subject knowledge and cognitive development. Considerable time is spent by students learning in groups and as individuals through seminars and tutorials.
The formal contact hours will be made up as shown below;
Lectures 12 * 1hour, Seminars 12* 1 hour, Tutorials minimum of 2 per student offered, Presentations 1 per student
Site visits and guest speakers will be used where appropriate to support learning
Students will be expected to undertake 158 hours of self directed learning, including desk research and engagement with public sports and leisure organisations
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||•Identify a range of philosophical stances evident in sports and leisure organisations||•Compare and contrast a range of philosophical stances evident in sports and leisure organisations|
|2.||•Question the role of the state in leisure
||•Critically review the role and range of state interventions in leisure|
|3.||•Critically review the role and range of state interventions in leisure||
•Evaluate contrasting theoretical models of policy development
|4.||•Elucidate a number of implementation processes||•Evaluate a number of implementation processes|
|5.||•Demonstrate skills of analysis, evaluation, and synthesis||Critically analyse and synthesise relevant concepts, principles and practices|
|6.||•communicate competently using a variety of verbal and non-verbal skills||
•communicate research findings effectively to others
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Essay (2500 words)||Essay (2500 words)||Seminar Paper (1,000 words)|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Adams, I. and McMullen, A. (2000) Leisure and government, 3rd ed., Sunderland: Business Education Publishers.
Ball, T and Dagger, R. (2004) Political ideologies and the democratic ideal, 5th ed., London: Pearson Education.
Bochel, C. and Bochel, H.M. (2004) The UK social policy process. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Collins M.F. Cooper I.S. (eds.) (1998) Leisure Management: issues and applications Wallingford: CABI.
Department for Culture, Media and Sport (1999) Policy Action Team 10 Report, London: HMSO.
Department for Culture, Media and Sport. (2000) A Sporting future for All. London: HMSO.
Gratton C. and Taylor, P. (2000) Economics of sport and recreation. London: Spon.
*Henry I. (2001) The politics of leisure policy. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Heywood, A. (2003) Political ideologies, 3rd ed., Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Jones, B., Kavanagh, D., Moran, M. and Norton, P. Politics UK. 5th ed. Harlow: Pearson.
McPherson, G. and Reid, G. (eds.) (2001) Leisure and social inclusion: new challenges for policy and provision. Brighton: Leisure Studies Association.
Roberts, K. (2004) The leisure industries. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Sport England (2004) The framework for sport in England: making England an active and successful sporting nation. A vision for 2020. www.sportengland.org/national-framework-for-sport.pdf
Veal A.J. (2002) Leisure and tourism policy and planning. 2nd ed. Wallingford: CABI
Wilson, D. and Game, C. Local government in the United Kingdom. 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
In addition to the texts cited you may find it useful to review journals available in the field of policy issues; examples include:
Critical social policy
Local Government Studies
Arts Council www.artscouncil.org.uk/
Chief Leisure Officers Association www.cloa.org.uk
Sport England www.sportengland.org.uk
UK Government www.open.gov.uk
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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