REHA 1009 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory (UG Cert)
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 500060
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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
Discipline Rehabilitation Therapies, Not Elsewhere Classified.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject
Equivalent Subjects REHA 1008 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation theory
Incompatible Subjects REHA 2002 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory
Students must be enrolled in program: 7173 Undergraduate Certificate in Aged care and Support
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain key leisure and recreation theories and how they relate to social inclusion/exclusion and human rights in contemporary society
- Recognise the historical developments of leisure and recreation in Australia and elsewhere
- Describe the socio-cultural factors that influence leisure and recreation behaviour and experiences in contemporary society
- Identify the range of leisure services available in Australia and how these services fit within the wider political and social context
- Summarise the importance of leisure and recreation for individual and population health and wellbeing
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
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.
|Short Answer||900 words (300 x 3)||30||N||Individual|
|Professional Task||Part A: Media presentation (750 words/ 6-8 minutes) (25%) Part B: Reflection (450 words) (15%)||40||N||Individual|
- Veal, A. J., Darcy, S., & Lynch, R. (2013). Australian leisure (4th ed.). Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education Australia.