Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2013


The unit enables students to critique social and environmental factors which impact on sport and active leisure. Study within the unit adopts a socio-critical approach that allows students to examine and research a range of contemporary issues within the context of sport and active leisure. Key debates emerging across the sports and active leisure domains are reviewed, including participation demographics and trends in targeted populations. Students critically reflect upon sport policies that influence the provision and delivery of sport/active leisure participation opportunities. Collectively, this encourages students to examine sport and active leisure in relation to issues of equity, exclusion and social justice.


Upon completion of this unit students should:

  • Identify and explain key issues affecting sport and active leisure.
  • Analyse how particular practices and issues within sport and active leisure have emerged.
  • Use appropriate socio-cultural critical theory to research and deconstruct particular policy and practice in sport and active leisure.
  • Critique sport and active leisure in relation to concepts of equity, inclusion and social justice.


Assessment 1: 50% (4000 words or equivalent); and
Assessment 2: 50% (4000 words or equivalent)

Contact hours

3 hrs contact time, 12 hours preparation