Sports, Leisure, and Society

| May 19, 2015

Introduction

Why would a sociologist be interested in studying sport and leisure in a UAE context?

What is the purpose of your report?

How many parts does your report have?

What are these?

 

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Tasks

  1. Use Google scholarto find an article, periodical, book, etc. which you believe would be useful for someone studying LSS 3003 in a UAE context.
  2. Take a screenshot of your results and save the image.
  3. Add your chosen article, periodical, book, etc. to your list of resources at the end of the report usingAPA format.
  4. Use the same search term in another search engine i.e. Google.
  5. Take a screenshot of your results and save that image.
  6. Write a paragraph which:
  7. summarizes the activity.
  8. briefly summarizes your chosen resource.
  9. relates it to one or more of the course’s learning outcomes.
  10. justifies your recommended resource using the Open University’s checklist: PROMPT.
  11. comments on the different results produced using the same search term but different search engines.
  12. includes both screenshots of your search results in your paragraph.

 

Words

Minimum of 150

 

Time

You should allow one hour for this activity

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Tasks

  1. Use the internet to find an organization which promotes voluntary work in the UAE.
  2. Add your chosen organization’s website to your list of resources at the end of the report using APA format.
  3. Write a paragraph which:
    1. summarizes the organization’s purpose and activity/activities.
    2. relates the organization to some of the concepts about leisure and recreation you have studied.
    3. relates the organization to one or more of the course’s learning outcomes.

 

Words

Minimum of 150

 

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Introduction

You are going to conduct an oral interview into changes in sports and leisure practices in the UAE.

 

Tasks

  1. Watch the video, Why do Oral history?, available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sOmEpj2STM. You may also want to watch some other videos in the series to help you organize your project.
  2. Read the information about the UAE’s National Center for Documentation and Research’s Oral History and Genealogical Study Section, available at: http://www.ncdr.ae/oralhistory/Index.html
  3. Read the article, 72-year-old Emirati tries to keep the games of yore alive,available at: http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/72-year-old-emirati-tries-to-keep-the-games-of-yore-alive.
  4. Explore UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage website, available at: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?pg=00001. Focus on the Lists and Register section, available at: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?lg=en&pg=00559
  5. Produce a questionnaire which focuses on change and continuity in sports and leisure practices in the UAE. Use the course’s learning outcomes to frame your thinking.
  6. Find a suitable subject to interview.
  7. Get his/her written permission to use the information in the interview in your report.
  8. Record and save the interview for your ePortfolio.
  9. Based on the interview, write up your findings focusing on change and continuity in sports and leisure practices in the UAE.

 

Possible structure

  1. a) Briefly explain the concept of oral history, especially in a UAE context.
  2. b) Create a short biographical note of your subject including justification for choosing him/her.
  3. c) Summarize your subject’s recollections regarding change and continuity in sport in the UAE whilst they were growing up. Link to the course’s learning outcomes and/or concepts you have studied during the semester.
  4. d) Summarize your subject’s recollections regarding change and continuity in lesiure in the UAE whilst they were growing up. Link to the course’s learning outcomes and/or concepts you have studied during the semester.
  5. e) Compare and contrast your subject’s experiences with your own.

 

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Words

Minimum of 300 words

 

ResourcesAdd any websites, documents, videos, etc. that you refer to in your report here.

Use APA formatting.

Alphabetize your list.

 

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