The unit includes an overview of contemporary inclusive and socially responsible practices in the sport and active recreation industry and how they comply with government policies, legislation, and meet the communities' needs and expectations. A focus of the unit is the diverse needs of under-represented communities and peoples in sport and active recreation, such as people with disabilities, CALD communities, indigenous people, the homeless, refugees, and the LGBTIQ+ communities. This unit investigates the unique resources used by these organisations and the socially responsible initiatives employed to help the community to address and support social causes and issues.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
SSM3000

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conceptualise sport and recreation, inclusive of social and environmental aspects, in working with and understanding the diverse needs of population groups;  
  2. Evaluate inclusive and social responsible sport and recreation industry practices, programs and policies;  
  3. Articulate personal and professional philosophies of sport and recreation within an inclusive, accepting and socially responsible context; and  
  4. Devise improvements to programs for sport and recreation organisations to enhance inclusion and social responsibility.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Case Study Students will have a choice of one of 8 research based articles to provide an overview of the topic of inclusion and the population group included. 20%
Test Online test 30%
Assignment Group Policy Assessment Report assessing policy and programs of a sport or recreation association 30%
Presentation Group presentation 20%

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