Theories of Leisure and Recreation
Course code
TSR6001.LT
old course code
TSR6001
Course title in Estonian
Vaba aja ja rekreatsiooni teooriad
Course title in English
Theories of Leisure and Recreation
ECTS credits
3.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
30
Teaching semester
autumn
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
Joe Noormets (eesti keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To create prerequisites for acquiring basic theoretical concepts of leisure and recreation.

Brief description of the course
Study of the philosophical, social, and cultural foundations of leisure and recreation. Introduction to the main concepts and theories of leisure. Philosophical, social and cultural foundations of leisure. Introduction to the basic concepts and theories. Conceptualization of leisure: leisure as time, activity, state of being. Relation of leisure time to work; a change in relationships in history. Components of the life-space. Factors affecting leisure choices. The concept of recreation and main theories. Recreation as an experience. Recreation as an institution. Operational philosophies of recreation.
Independent work
The first independent work is analyzing one’s free time and related motivation and experience, and the second work is the writing of a terminology article for the specialty terminology dictionary.
Learning outcomes in the course
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- identify main theoretical approaches to explore and understand leisure and recreation;
- define the main content of leisure and recreation in one’s own life and according to the recreation and leisure profession in modern western society and as described in the literature throughout history;
- develop the ability to communicate in oral and written formats, individually and in groups.
Assessment methods
Exam.
Submission of independent papers on time, presentations and positive assessment are prerequisites for passing the final exam. When preparing and submitting independent works, the given learning guidelines must be followed. Detailed instructions for independent work are provided by the lecturer.
Oral open-ended exam. The questions are based on lecture materials and terms. Assessment is based on a knowledge of topics and terms.


Teacher
Lektor Joe Noormets
Study literature
Jaotmaterjal.
Handouts
Additional information
The course cannot be covered by literature.
Replacement literature
Ainekursust ei ole võimalik katta kirjandusega.
The course cannot be covered by literature.