REHA 1008 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401395

Coordinator Arianne Reis Opens in new window

Description Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory introduces students to key concepts in leisure and recreation, particularly as they relate to health and well-being. Students will learn about models and theories that assist them in understanding leisure behaviours and recreation practices from different perspectives. The various disciplinary approaches to leisure studies and practice are reviewed, and the multifaceted nature of leisure is explored. In particular, students are encouraged to identify, articulate, reflect upon, and value leisure in their own lives and the lives of others.

School Health Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Incompatible Subjects REHA 2002 - Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Explain key leisure and recreation theories and how they relate to social inclusion/exclusion and human rights in contemporary society;
  2. Recognise the historical developments of leisure and recreation in Australia and elsewhere;
  3. Describe the socio-cultural factors that influence leisure and recreation behaviour and experiences in contemporary society;
  4. Identify the range of leisure services available in Australia and how these services fit within the wider political and social context;
  5. Summarise the importance of leisure and recreation for individual and population health and wellbeing

Subject Content

1. History of leisure
2. Disciplinary perspectives in leisure and recreation studies
3. Leisure Service Delivery Systems
4. Leisure and wellbeing
5. Leisure, social justice and human rights
6. Globalisation of Leisure

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Online Debates 2 x 500 words each 40 N Individual
Online Quizzes 5 x 20 questions 20 N Individual
Advocacy Paper 1,500 words 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Veal, A. J., Darcy, S., & Lynch, R. (2013). Australian leisure (4th ed.). Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education Australia.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Campbelltown

Day

Subject Contact Arianne Reis Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Online

Online

Subject Contact Arianne Reis Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Andrey Zheluk Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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