Module Title:Community Sport and Social Inclusion
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The teaching & learning strategies employed within this modules will include, lectures, workshops, groups discussions, practical sessions, e-learning and independent research
Module Aim: This module introduces students to the basic concepts of sports development and the various roles within the sports development profession. Sports development within the community is about ensuring appropriate pathways and structures are in place to enable people to learn basic movement skills, participate in the sports and physical activities of their choice, whether they are within mainstream society, within disability, special population or minority groups. Sport and physical activity initiatives are increasingly recognised as powerful tools for achieving non-sports policy. Students will study various sports development initiatives and approaches using case studies and exemplars of national and International best practice
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate a critical understanding of the definitions, ideologies, theories, policies and practices underpinning sport, physical activity and sport development in a community context.
LO2 Evaluate the socio, economic and political factors that impact on sports development and participation
LO3 Critically assess the sports development process, delivery system, infrastructure of community based sport and demonstrate an understanding of the roles of Sports Development Officers in their various forms
LO4 Demonstrate an understanding of sports inclusion, definitions, classifications, structures, organisations, interagency networks and programmes in Ireland
LO5 Critically reflect on community sport interventions and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of community sport development programmes and movements
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Current research, theory, principles, concepts and models:
The evolving definition(s) of sports development, Physical literacy, Community sport, Lifelong involvement in Physical Activity
Sport as a tool for non-sports purposes
Social impact of sport, Health, social integration, socialisation through sport, social inclusion, community re-generation, crime reduction, community development, socialisation, special populations
Resoucing community sport
Funding sources. Building and sustaining effective partnerships/ interagency networking. Organisation involvment in community sport - community organisations, service providesr, facility operators, NGBs, Local authorities, voluntary groups.
Inclusivity in Sport
Ability awareness - development & provision of opportunities. Sports inclusion - across a range of groups - disadvantage, minority, targeted groups, mental health etc. Types of inclusion within Sports organisations. Adapted Physical Activity movement, provision for people with disabilities in Ireland, sports organisations, classifications of conditions, adapted programmes, sports disability officers
Community Sport Policies & Infrastructure
Roles of national and local government, the community/voluntary sector, NGBs, Local Sports Partnerships, funding & partnerships, social capital
Sports Development Programmes
Case studies, programme development - aims, implementation and evaluation
Mass participation events
Development & growth, short & long-term impacts
Project management
- process & dealing with diverse groups
Capacity building
Community empowerment - development of social enterprise towards sustainability
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Case Studies n/a 1,2,3,5 30.00 n/a
Portfolio n/a 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 n/a
Essay n/a 1,2 30.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 4.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBGAA_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (GAA) 3 Group Elective 3
CW_BBRUG_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (Rugby) 3 Group Elective 3
CW_BBSOC_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (Soccer) 3 Group Elective 3
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 3 Elective