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PHSE522 Sport and Leisure Policy

An examination of sport and leisure policy formulation at national, regional and local levels. Analyses social policy with respect to sport and leisure.

This paper examines the institutional, ideological and managerial dimensions of public policy with respect to sport and physical activity. It considers the policy process as both reflecting citizen demands and shaping expectations, giving issues like physical inactivity or Olympic medals legitimacy in the public domain. It analyses how the ideas and contexts policy-makers inherit shape their assessment of "good" policy.

Paper title Sport and Leisure Policy
Paper code PHSE522
Subject Physical Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,559.81
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,151.03

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Prerequisite
PHSE 339
Restriction
PHSE 422
Limited to
BPhEd(Hons), PGDipOE, PGDipPE, MDanceSt, MPhEd
Eligibility
Suitable for students interested in sport management, policy and public administration
Contact
mike.sam@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Mike Sam
Paper Structure
  • Nature of politics and policy
  • New Zealand context
  • Stage models and rationality
  • Pluralist and Marxist approaches
  • Institutional approaches
  • Policy instruments
  • Discursive approaches
  • Doping and match-fixing
  • Targeting and performance
  • Making sport more democratic
Teaching Arrangements
Seminars and lectures
Textbooks
There is no compulsory text book. A reading list will be provided, which details the book chapter or research articles that complement each lecture. These readings will be available online and through course reserve in the library.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, communication.
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Learning Outcomes
The objectives of the paper are that class members enhance:
  • Their understanding of the determinants and contingencies underpinning policy-making
  • Their knowledge of the various theoretical models and approaches that directly or indirectly inform public policy-making
  • Their capacity to undertake policy analyses as a critical function of governance, management and administration

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

An examination of sport and leisure policy formulation at national, regional and local levels. Analyses social policy with respect to sport and leisure.

This paper examines the institutional, ideological and managerial dimensions of public policy with respect to sport and physical activity. It considers the policy process as both reflecting citizen demands and shaping expectations, giving issues like physical inactivity or Olympic medals legitimacy in the public domain. It analyses how the ideas and contexts policy-makers inherit shape their assessment of "good" policy.

Paper title Sport and Leisure Policy
Paper code PHSE522
Subject Physical Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,590.98
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,357.07

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Prerequisite
PHSE 339
Restriction
PHSE 422
Limited to
BPhEd(Hons), PGDipOE, PGDipPE, MDanceSt, MPhEd
Eligibility
Suitable for students interested in sport management, policy and public administration
Contact
mike.sam@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Mike Sam
Paper Structure
  • Nature of politics and policy
  • New Zealand context
  • Stage models and rationality
  • Pluralist and Marxist approaches
  • Institutional approaches
  • Policy instruments
  • Discursive approaches
  • Doping and match-fixing
  • Targeting and performance
  • Making sport more democratic
Teaching Arrangements
Seminars and lectures.
Textbooks
There is no compulsory text book. A reading list will be provided, which details the book chapter or research articles that complement each lecture. These readings will be available online and through course reserve in the library.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Communication.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The objectives of the paper are that class members enhance:
  • Their understanding of the determinants and contingencies underpinning policy-making
  • Their knowledge of the various theoretical models and approaches that directly or indirectly inform public policy-making
  • Their capacity to undertake policy analyses as a critical function of governance, management and administration

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41