The Business of Leisure
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- 20 Feb 2023
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Examine the influences on changing leisure participation in society.
- Evaluate business, government, and not-for-profit activities in the leisure industry.
- Propose new or improved leisure opportunities for communities.
- Reflect on relevant behaviours and skills for the contemporary leisure industry.
- Leisure concepts
- Leisure participation
- Mixed economy of leisure
- T20 revolution
- Leisure services
- Digital leisure
- Emerging and contemporary leisure
- The future of leisure
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Rapid social change impacts on the ways people socialise, spend their money, work and participate in leisure. The leisure industry is also going through rapid change with the emergence of contemporary forms of leisure such as extreme sports, multi-purpose leisure centres, online gaming, and adventure tourism. This subject introduces you to leisure industry components such as recreation, sport, entertainment, events, the arts, and tourism to examine how businesses, governments, and communities may leverage opportunities that arise with changes in leisure participation.
In conjunction with the discipline theory, this subject introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.
- Mapping Your Week of Leisure (20%)
- Leisure Asset Mapping (30%)
- Leisure Opportunity Proposal (50%)
Current study term: 19 Feb 23 to 28 May 23
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