This unit provides students with an understanding of communities and the role of sport and recreation 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, the diversity of facilities for sport and active recreation, and the role of sport and active recreation in enhancing the lives of individuals and their community.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
SSM1104

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate the role of community theory and the importance of local area in developing inclusive communities in changing societies;  
  2. Analyse and assess the importance of space, planning, and design in developing community space;  
  3. Explain the role of sport and active recreation facilities/spaces in enhancing the robustness or cohesion of a community;  
  4. Review and assess a planned local community; and  
  5. Apply needs analysis theory in providing community facilities.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Field trip to a planned local community and written report (approx 750 word equiv) 25%
Report Analytical report of a community initiative (Groups of 2, approx 1500 word equiv) 35%
Presentation Group presentation with written report (Groups of 4, 20 minutes presentation) 40%

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