20 credits at level HE6
The aim of this module is to enable the student to develop a critical understanding of the social, economic, cultural and political contexts of sport, physical activity and health and of the inter-relationships between these. It encourages the student to interpret current developments within sport, physical activity and health within the wider social environment and to be able to make an informed judgement of the effectiveness of the respective sectors to provide innovative solutions to contemporary social issues and problems. It promotes the application of various theories - political, social, cultural - to current issues insofar as they involve the sport, physical activity and health sectors.
Relevent contemporary social theories, e.g feminism. rascism social exclusion, social capital, agency and practice.
Current social issues [These will change over time but currently would include issues such as obesity, diabetes, participation, excluded communities, community cohesion]
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 sport, physical avtivity and health-related organisations
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Crtiically appraise the role of sport, leisure, phsyical activity and health provision in contemporary society.||Dicuss and critically appraise the function of sport, leisure, phsyical activity and health in the context of a range of social theories.|
|2.||Anlayse social issues relevant to the sport, leisure, physical activity and health sectors.||Recognise and analyse current social issues relevent to the four sectors.|
|3.||Evaluate the response of the sport, leisure, physical activity and health sectors to current social issues.||Identify and appraise the effectivenes of the response of the four sectors to current issues.|
|4.||Have demonstrated the abilityto devise a seminar workshop.||Devise a seminar workshop on a relevant current social issue.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2,500 word essay||Seminar paper 2500 words|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Aitchison, C, (2003) Gender and leisure, London: Routldege.
Bouchard, C, (2000) Physical activity and obesity, Leeds: Human Kinetics
Cantle, T. (2005) Community cohesion: a new framework for race and diversity, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Crawford, D. and Jeffery, R. (2005) Obesity prevention and public health, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hagger, M. (2005) Social pyschology of exercise and sport, Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Spencer, S. (2006) Race and ethnicity: culture, identity and representation, Abingdon: Routledge.
Waddington, I. (2000) Sport, health and drugs: a critical sociological perspective, London: Spon.
Wellard, I. (2007) Rethinking gender and youth sport, London: Routledge
Wheaton, B. (2004) Lifestyle sport: consumption, identitiy and difference London: Routledge
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