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SCQF Level: 10  

Module Code: SPS407

Credit Value: 20  

Year: 2017/8

Term: Term 2

School: School of Social and Health Sciences

Description

To provide students with a critical understanding of sports policy, and the underlying rationales for community and sports development in the UK and provides the student with the opportunity to develop their professional skills in relation to the strategic management of sports development.

Aims

The aim of this Module is to provide the student with a critical understanding of sports policy, and the rationales for community and sports development and an understanding of strategic management the skills.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Critically discuss the policy making process and the political ideologies which shape and deliver community sports policy initiatives in a range of different contexts

2.  Reflect critically on the development of sport in the UK, the key rationales, values and benefits underpinning sport.

3.  Critically evaluate the relationship between sports policy, social policy and strategic management.

Indicative Content

1 Introduction

Introduction and module overview.

2 The sports development process.

The sports development process.

3 Contemporary social and political issues in sport and sport

Contemporary social and political issues in sport and sport development.

4 The development, interpretation and implementation of policy

The development, interpretation and implementation of policy

5 The relationship between sports policy and other areas of social and economic policy.

The relationship between sports policy and other areas of social and economic policy.

7 Strategic planning.

Strategic planning.

8 Collaboration and facilitation in sports planning and development.

Collaboration and facilitation in sports planning and development.

9 Implementation of strategic and policy initiatives.

Implementation of strategic and policy initiatives.

10 Monitoring and evaluation.

Evaluation of the sports development process in different sports development contexts

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment This module will be delivered by lectures and tutorials. Lectures will provide important general material related to the subject area and tutorials will facilitate discussion and dissemination of knowledge between students. Practice based assessments will assess breadth and depth of student understanding and knowledge as well as encourage the exploration of key concepts and ideas in greater detail. In course work assignments students will make reference to models, principles, theories and empirical data. Coursework will assess student’s ability to critically evaluate complex issues. Teaching and learning strategies focus on developing students skills in accordance with Abertay graduate attributes. Class time is divided between 1−hour large−group lectures and 1−hour small−group tutorials. Contact time devoted to inquiry−based learning is therefore approximately 50%.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 12
Tutorial/Seminar 12
Supervised Practical Activity 6
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 12
Independent 158

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Guidance notes:

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.

Disclaimer: We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2017/18 , and may be subject to change for future years.

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