SP5013 - Sport and Community

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What will I learn on this module?

On this module you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the concept of community sports development and the role of community sport in addressing key issues of social inclusion and community regeneration. You will analyse key factors contributing to social inclusion, and examine local and national community sports development policies and initiatives. You will develop knowledge and understanding of community issues and an awareness of community sports development initiatives.

How will I learn on this module?

You will gain an understanding of theoretical and concepts/issues associated with community sports development and evaluation research through lectures. Active seminars based on guided tasks will facilitate deeper learning and further your understanding of the role of sport in community development and social inclusion. In seminar and in smaller group tutorials you are encouraged to discuss your learning, examine initiatives and apply knowledge to real-world contexts. Through guided independent learning, you will research into community sports development policy and practice. You will have the opportunity to visit and research a community sport development programme in order to develop insight into practice and relate practice to theory.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported academically through a formative written task designed to give you feedback and help you progress your written assignment. In seminars you will be supported by your peers in terms of group tasks where you can discuss and share readings and knowledge. In small group tutorials you will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain feedback on key issues and processes you are struggling with. You will also have the opportunity to practice and gain feedback on your presentation.

Staff teaching on this module will be available for individualised, pre-booked meetings at specified times for students. During these meetings students will have the opportunity to gain support for (but not limited to) module content, feedback relating to formative and summative assessments as well as general enquiries and issues specific to the module.

Additionally students will have access to a Discussion Board (found on the eLP for this module) where enquiries and issues relating to the module can be raised with module staff and student peers providing the necessary support across a general forum.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Examine local and national community sports development policies and initiatives
2. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the diversity of community sports development practice and the role of community sports development in addressing a wider social agenda

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
1. Develop a bid proposal for a community sports development project
2. Community effectively via a presentation

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. Develop awareness of needs and issues in disadvantaged communities

How will I be assessed?

· Summative Assessment:
You will be assessed through a paired presentation and an individual assignment.
1. The presentation will be worth 40% and will address module learning outcomes 1, 2 and 4.
2. The assignment will be worth 60% and will address module learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 5

· Formative Assessment:
Seminars will include formative tasks such as practice presentations and written tasks to prepare students for the requirements of the summative assessments. Students will receive both tutor and peer feedback on the tasks supporting the student/s in their completion of the formative assessments.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

Sport and Community will provide you with insight into the role of community sport in addressing social issues. By examining and analysing existing programmes, policies and initiatives you will develop an understanding of the power of sport to help address problems such as social exclusion, crime and anti-social behaviour. The assessments on the module are designed to develop important sport development employability skills such as communication through presentations, and bid proposal writing. Real-life case studies and a visit to a local sport development programme help bring the module to life so that you can really appreciate how sport and communities can work together to improve lives.

Course info

UCAS Code C6X1

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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