SPOR06039 2016 Sport and Adventure Tourism
This module examines the various classifications and categorisations of sports and adventure tourism. It reflects upon the myriad forms and impacts of sports tourism and the professional actions required within the field. Students learn both through lectures and through practical immmersion how the experiences of both providers and participants in sport and adventure tourism are shaping the field.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Define and describe the sport and adventure tourism industry
Identify the different types of sport and adventure tourism and sport tourists
Describe the different types of sport and dventure tourist's motivations
Demonstrate knowledge of sport and adenture tourism based on practical engagment and experiences within the field
Demonstrate a knowledge of the planning, organisation and hosting of sport and adventure tourism events
Describe the role national sporting bodies play in sports tourism
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Module Assessment Strategies
EXAM: Theoretical concepts wil be assessed through an exam.
Learning Journal: Practical understanding will be assessed through the use of a learning journal. Students will complete a learning journal after each practcial session. This learning journal will be reviewed and discussed periodically and assessed at the end of term.
Case Study: A) Select a sport or adventure tourism product on which to do additional research B) Plan and run an event and write an evaluative case study based on the experience
- The module has a practical and a theoretical component.
- Both theory and practice must be passed to meet the learning outcomes
- Students must receive a minimum grade of 40% in both components to pass.
- Failed components will be repeated.
Sport and Adventure Tourism Introduction
- Social Context
- Irish Context
- Current Theory
- Planning Guidelines
- Safety Guidelines
- Case Studies
The Sports Tourist
- Market Segments
- Supply and Demand
- Spending Patterns
- Iconic Projects
- Land & Sea Based
- Small Events
- Case Studies
- Immersion in a Variety of Sport and Adventure Tourism activities
- Participant View
- Service Provider View
- Event Organisation
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Learning Journal||Continuous Assessment||Practical Evaluation||25 %||OnGoing||4,5,6,7|
|2||Case Study/Event Organisation||Project||Group Project||25 %||OnGoing||4,5,6|
End of Semester / Year Assessment
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Exam||Final Exam||Closed Book Exam||50 %||End of Semester||1,2,3,4,7|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Lecture Theatre||Theory Lecture||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Site Visit||Offsite||Practical Experience||2||Weekly||2.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2013-09-26 The Cultural Politics of Lifestyle Sports (Routledge Critical Studies in Sport) Routledge
ISBN 0415478588 ISBN-13 9780415478588
This important new study examines the changing place and meaning of lifestyle sports parkour, surfing, skateboarding, kite-surfing and others and asks whether they continue to pose a challenge to the dominant meanings and experience of sport and physical culture.
Drawing on a series of in-depth, empirical case-studies, the book offers a re-evaluation of theoretical frameworks with which lifestyle sports have been understood, and focuses on aspects of their cultural politics that have received little attention, particularly the racialization of lifestyle sporting spaces. Centrally, it re-assess the political potential of lifestyle sports, considering if lifestyle sports cultures present alternative identities and spaces that challenge the dominant ideologies of sport, and the broader politics of identity, in the 21st century.
It explores a range of key contemporary themes in lifestyle sport, including:
- identity and the politics of difference
- commercialization and globalization
- sportscapes, media discourse and lived reality
- risk and responsibility
- governance and regulation
- the racialization of lifestyle sports spaces
- lifestyle sports outside of the Global North
- the use of lifestyle sport to engage non-privileged youth
Casting new light on the significance of sport and sporting subcultures within contemporary society, this book is essential reading for students or researcher working in the sociology of sport, leisure studies or cultural studies.
2009-12-18 Adventure Tourism Management Routledge
ISBN 185617834X ISBN-13 9781856178341
The academic study of adventure tourism is rapidly increasing in popularity, with research beginning to focus on it heavily. This book is a cohesive and comprehensive look at this multi-million dollar industry sector from a variety of perspectives relevant to the teaching of tourism.
Ideal for the undergraduate student taking adventure tourism as a single subject degree or as part of their tourism management studies, this book documents, analyzes and offers insight into the latest research in the area. It includes analysis of products, trends, climate change, risk management and environmental management and many others.
The 'Subsectors' section within the book offers an overview of the twenty or more definable sectors within the adventure tourism industry considering their origins and history, latest trends and demographic groups. The author then goes on to look in more detail at: Wildlife Tourism, Marine Tourism, Helitourism, and Boardsports.
Each chapter will include seven pedagogical elements:
- introduction what the chapter does and doesn't cover
- plain-language review of the chapter topic with minimal referencing essentially like lecture notes
- concluding paragraph to the review section explaining how it leads to the next chapter(s)
- review of recent research, condensed into tables where possible
- revision notes a few pages of bullet points summarizing the review and research
- a sample set of assignment questions, three to six per chapter in some cases
- readings on relevant topics, condensed from previous publications.
2011-08-22 Sport Tourism Development: 2nd edition (Aspects of Tourism) Multilingual Matters
ISBN 1845411943 ISBN-13 9781845411947
The second edition provides an incisive, comprehensive examination of sport tourism, exploring the scope and diversity of the linkages between sport and tourism, and focusing on their manifestations in time and space. In presenting a critical discussion of theoretical and applied issues in sport tourism, the authors synthesize a wide range of literature into insightful perspectives of key dimensions of sport tourism development, using focus points in each chapter to illustrate real-world manifestations of the concepts and issues being discussed, with additional support provided by international case studies. Continued growth in the demand for sport tourism experiences has heightened the need for advanced, in-depth and critical insights that are theoretically informed. This incisive book has been written to address that need and to stimulate the curiosity of students, educators and practitioners alike.
2009-04-15 Sport and Tourism Taylor & Francis
ISBN 0750686103 ISBN-13 9780750686105
Sport and Tourism: Globalization, Mobility and Identity marks a new era in sport tourism texts. Written by global experts whose previous collaborations have been integral to the development of the field, the book applies key social science concepts and issues relevant to the academic study of sport and tourism.
This is a ground-breaking text, which:
- Critically explores the wider manifestations of sport-related tourism and mobility
Addresses key themes such as globalization, mobility and identity
- Explores the unique interrelationship that exists in a sport tourism context between activity, people and place
- Includes case studies written by a range of leading scholars from around the world
Set to be the an essential text for any student or academic in the field, this book cements and advances previous studies by building upon existing literature, while extending the field by exploring avenues of study that are yet to be comprehensively addressed. The latest collaboration by internationally renowned authors applies new theoretical perspectives for the advancement of sport tourism.