REHA 2002 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Theory
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 400244
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 various perspectives, but with a particular focus on insights from sociology and psychology. 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 2 subject
- Explain key leisure and recreation theories and how they relate to social inclusion/exclusion and human rights in contemporary society
- Identify the historical developments of leisure and recreation in Australia and elsewhere
- Critically analyse 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
- Argue the importance of leisure and recreation for individual and population health and well being
2. Psychology of Leisure
3. Leisure and Class
4. Sociology of Leisure
5. Leisure Service Delivery Systems
6. Leisure and Well-being
7. Leisure and Human Rights
8. 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.
|Online Debates||4x 400 words each||40||N||Individual|
|Quizzes||10 x 10 questions||20||N||Individual|
|Advocacy paper||1500 words||40||N||Individual|
- Lynch, R., & Veal, A. J. (2012). Australian leisure (4th ed.). Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education Australia.
Sydney City Campus - Term 3
Subject Contact Andrey Zheluk Opens in new window
Block A Session
Subject Contact Maria Dent Opens in new window