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

    Sport and Recreation Leadership and Programming
  • Unit Code

    SPM1102
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Ashlee Annie MORGAN

Description

This unit involves a study of the major styles and theories of leadership with an emphasis on diagnosing the leadership potential of individuals and suggesting ways to increase leader effectiveness in sport and recreation settings. It will use practical activities to demonstrate leadership in group dynamics, the importance of communications and introduce concepts such as leadership attributes for the organisational change process. It also examines recreation programming concepts, the process of programme planning, design, budgeting, promotion and evaluation. Students are also provided with the opportunity of gaining experiential knowledge of recreation programming during a short-term industry practical placement and the development of career and employee resources.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded LSC1102

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse and apply the major characteristics involved in leadership.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of programme planning and leadership skills appropriate to community sport and recreation settings.
  3. Develop practical assets to enhance employment opportunities in the recreation sector.
  4. Examine and critically evaluate the theories and styles of leadership.
  5. Identify and apply the basic terminology, concepts, principles and processes of recreation programming.

Unit Content

  1. Communication skills, decision making strategies and guidelines of sport and recreation leadership.
  2. Observation and analysis of behaviour in sport and recreation groups.
  3. Prepare for work experience in sport and recreation settings.
  4. Programming for special events.
  5. Sport and recreation centre activity leadership and programming experiences.
  6. Theories, nature and styles of leadership.
  7. Theories, principles and concepts of sport and recreation programme development.

Teaching and Learning Processes

The mode of delivery for this unit is through weekly three hour on-campus seminars, practical sessions, guest speakers and a short-term industry practical placement in a programming setting. The teaching and learning approach in this unit is enhanced through practical leadership activity facilitations by students. Group facilitation and the generation of ideas and skills are developed via individual presentations of leadership activities where communication skills, team work and problem solving abilities are emphasised. This unit also provides a work integrated learning component whereby students are required to undertake a short term practicum placement within a sport or recreation program for an industry agency or organisation. Employability skills are developed with the submission of assessment items including an individual resume based on the practicum placement. The succesful completion of this unit requires students to complete assessment items which are assessed for quality academic and professional standard, including written communication, verbal communication, critical analysis and the ability to research effectively.

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
PresentationLeadership Activity Sheets and Presentation10%
EssayLeadership25%
PracticumCareer Development Industry Practice Placement30%
ExaminationExamination35%

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

    Sport and Recreation Leadership and Programming
  • Unit Code

    SPM1102
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Ashlee Annie MORGAN

Description

This unit involves a study of the major styles and theories of leadership with an emphasis on diagnosing the leadership potential of individuals and suggesting ways to increase leader effectiveness in sport and recreation settings. It will use practical activities to demonstrate leadership in group dynamics, the importance of communications and introduce concepts such as leadership attributes for the organisational change process. It also examines recreation programming concepts, the process of programme planning, design, budgeting, promotion and evaluation. Students are also provided with the opportunity of gaining experiential knowledge of recreation programming during a short-term industry practical placement and the development of career and employee resources.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded LSC1102

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse and apply the major characteristics involved in leadership.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of programme planning and leadership skills appropriate to community sport and recreation settings.
  3. Develop practical assets to enhance employment opportunities in the recreation sector.
  4. Examine and critically evaluate the theories and styles of leadership.
  5. Identify and apply the basic terminology, concepts, principles and processes of recreation programming.

Unit Content

  1. Communication skills, decision making strategies and guidelines of sport and recreation leadership.
  2. Observation and analysis of behaviour in sport and recreation groups.
  3. Prepare for work experience in sport and recreation settings.
  4. Programming for special events.
  5. Sport and recreation centre activity leadership and programming experiences.
  6. Theories, nature and styles of leadership.
  7. Theories, principles and concepts of sport and recreation programme development.

Teaching and Learning Processes

The mode of delivery for this unit is through weekly three hour on-campus seminars, practical sessions, guest speakers and a short-term industry practical placement in a programming setting. The teaching and learning approach in this unit is enhanced through practical leadership activity facilitations by students. Group facilitation and the generation of ideas and skills are developed via individual presentations of leadership activities where communication skills, team work and problem solving abilities are emphasised. This unit also provides a work integrated learning component whereby students are required to undertake a short term practicum placement within a sport or recreation program for an industry agency or organisation. Employability skills are developed with the submission of assessment items including an individual resume based on the practicum placement. The succesful completion of this unit requires students to complete assessment items which are assessed for quality academic and professional standard, including written communication, verbal communication, critical analysis and the ability to research effectively.

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
PresentationLeadership Activity Sheets and Presentation10%
EssayLeadership25%
PracticumCareer Development Industry Practice Placement30%
ExaminationExamination35%

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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