School: Business and Law

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Introduction to Recreation
  • Unit Code

    SPM1001
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Joanna Maree PEARCE

Description

This unit will provide students with an introduction to the diverse nature of the recreation/leisure industry. It examines the history (including indigenous perspectives), definitions, concepts and contemporary theoretical perspectives of recreation/leisure, as well as outlining the key sectors of recreation/leisure provision (commercial, government and not-for-profit). It also explores the importance, and social trends, of recreation/leisure in contemporary society with a focus upon the patterns of behavior in an individuals life cycle and by different social groups in activities such as sport; culture and entertainment; and those on the margins (encompassing gambling and recreational drug use).

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded LSC1001, LSC2003

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance and role of recreation/leisure to contemporary society.
  2. Explain how recreation/leisure behaviour is affected by changes that occur in an individuals life cycle childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age and old age.
  3. Explain the influence of class, gender, race, disability and culture (including indigenous cultural perspectives) on recreation/leisure participation, including the factors that can both facilitate or limit access to such opportunities.
  4. Outline the historical development of recreation/leisure with particular reference to Australia.
  5. Recognise and explain the distinctive nature of the three sectors of recreation/leisure provision.

Unit Content

  1. Definitions and contemporary theoretical perspectives of recreation/leisure.
  2. Forms of recreation/leisure such as sport, culture and entertainment, and those on the margins.
  3. Historical development of recreation/ leisure with particular reference to Australia.
  4. Importance of recreation/leisure to contemporary society.
  5. Influences on recreation/leisure behaviour lifecycle stages.
  6. Influences on recreation/leisure participation class, gender, race, disability and culture (including indigenous cultural perspectives).
  7. Recreation/leisure providers and political process.
  8. Working in the leisure industry.

Teaching and Learning Processes

The mode of delivery for this unit is through weekly 3-hour on-campus seminars. The teaching and learning approach in this unit is enhanced through in-class discussions, where the skills of working effectively with others (specifically team working and task collaboration), communicating effectively, critical appraisal and the ability to generate ideas are emphasised. This unit also provides for engaged teaching and learning where guest lecturers from recreation/leisure associations provide industry relevant information and networking opportunities for students. Students also attend a field trip to a recreation facility and undertake on-site activities. Successful completion of this unit requires students to complete individual and group assessment items, which are assessed for quality academic and professional standards, including written communication (structure, language and conventions), verbal communication, ability to work effectively with others, critical analysis (depth of thought, development of argument, logical analysis and insight), depth and breadth of coverage, and the ability to research effectively, using both academic and contemporary sources.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayIndividual Essay30%
PresentationGroup Project30%
ExaminationExam40%

Core Reading(s)

  • Veal, A. J., Lynch, R., & Darcy, S. (2013). Australian Leisure (4th ed.). French Forest, NSW: Pearson Australia.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Business and Law

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Introduction to Recreation
  • Unit Code

    SPM1001
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Joanna Maree PEARCE

Description

This unit will provide students with an introduction to the diverse nature of the recreation/leisure industry. It examines the history (including indigenous perspectives), definitions, concepts and contemporary theoretical perspectives of recreation/leisure, as well as outlining the key sectors of recreation/leisure provision (commercial, government and not-for-profit). It also explores the importance, and social trends, of recreation/leisure in contemporary society with a focus upon the patterns of behavior in an individuals life cycle and by different social groups in activities such as sport; culture and entertainment; and those on the margins (encompassing gambling and recreational drug use).

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded LSC1001, LSC2003

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance and role of recreation/leisure to contemporary society.
  2. Explain how recreation/leisure behaviour is affected by changes that occur in an individuals life cycle childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age and old age.
  3. Explain the influence of class, gender, race, disability and culture (including indigenous cultural perspectives) on recreation/leisure participation, including the factors that can both facilitate or limit access to such opportunities.
  4. Outline the historical development of recreation/leisure with particular reference to Australia.
  5. Recognise and explain the distinctive nature of the three sectors of recreation/leisure provision.

Unit Content

  1. Definitions and contemporary theoretical perspectives of recreation/leisure.
  2. Forms of recreation/leisure such as sport, culture and entertainment, and those on the margins.
  3. Historical development of recreation/ leisure with particular reference to Australia.
  4. Importance of recreation/leisure to contemporary society.
  5. Influences on recreation/leisure behaviour lifecycle stages.
  6. Influences on recreation/leisure participation class, gender, race, disability and culture (including indigenous cultural perspectives).
  7. Recreation/leisure providers and political process.
  8. Working in the leisure industry.

Teaching and Learning Processes

The mode of delivery for this unit is through weekly 3-hour on-campus seminars. The teaching and learning approach in this unit is enhanced through in-class discussions, where the skills of working effectively with others (specifically team working and task collaboration), communicating effectively, critical appraisal and the ability to generate ideas are emphasised. This unit also provides for engaged teaching and learning where guest lecturers from recreation/leisure associations provide industry relevant information and networking opportunities for students. Students also attend a field trip to a recreation facility and undertake on-site activities. Successful completion of this unit requires students to complete individual and group assessment items, which are assessed for quality academic and professional standards, including written communication (structure, language and conventions), verbal communication, ability to work effectively with others, critical analysis (depth of thought, development of argument, logical analysis and insight), depth and breadth of coverage, and the ability to research effectively, using both academic and contemporary sources.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayIndividual Essay30%
PresentationGroup Project30%
ExaminationExam40%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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