This unit provides students an understanding of communities and the role of sport, recreation and culture in developing inclusive communities in today's changing society. The main topics to be covered include but are not limited to: theoretical foundations of community, open space, and the role of agencies in the community. In addition, it covers the impact of political decisions at the local level on sport and recreation budgets, facilities, programming and policy.
|1.||Demonstrate an understanding of community theory and the importance of local area;|
|2.||Analyse and assess the importance of space, planning, and design in developing community space;|
|3.||Critique a sport, recreation or cultural event in a community; and|
|4.||Apply needs analysis theory in providing community facilities.|
|Assignment||Field trip to a planned local community and written report||20%|
|Report||Analytical report of a community initiative||30%|
|Test||Quiz in week 6 over the first half of term||25%|
|Test||Quiz in week 12 over the second half of term.||25%|
Developing communities for the future: community development in Australia, 4th edn,
Kenny, S 2011,
South Melb, Vic: Nelson Thomson Learning.
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