AD5839: Disability, Sport and Leisure

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 30.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 24hr(s) Lectures; 76hr(s) Other (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Social Studies, and guest lecturers; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To provide a knowledge base on the accessibility of sport and leisure in Ireland and examine ways of maximising the inclusion of people with disabilities in sport and leisure.
Module Content: Types of sports and leisure; common barriers to sport and leisure for people with disabilities in Ireland; comparative analysis with other countries; adapted sports; making sport and leisure accessible to people with disabilities; sport and leisure as tools for the inclusion of people with disabilities.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Identify the benefits of engaging in physical activity, sport and leisure.
  • Discuss potential barriers to the inclusion of people with disabilitiese in specific sports, clubs or leisure activities.
  • Outline the range of opportunities available and ideas for enhanced access.
  • Identify current and potential community based and cross departmental approaches that facilitate equitable inclusion into sport and leisure activities.
  • Offer appropriate coaching supports for people with disabilities.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (2,000 word case study, 80 marks; 500 word reflective assessment, 20 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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