ROSS RECL 113 Syllabus Spring 2010

ROSS RECL 113 Syllabus Spring 2010 - Department of...

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San Jose State University Phone: 408-924-3007 Office Location: SPXC #52 Email: sross@casa.sjsu.edu Office Hours: Tuesdays 1-4pm; by appt RECL 113 - LEISURE: PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato PREREQUISITE : RECL 90 COURSE DESCRIPTION Examination of philosophical, historical, psychological and wellness foundations for educating for leisure. Learning systems to facilitate the process of change through leisure opportunities for wellness. COURSE OBJECTIVES I. To explore the history, philosophy, societal implications, and individual applications of wellness through leisure, by: A. Studying the evolution and significance of leisure in western and eastern cultures. B. Understanding the integration of the wellness movement with leisure. C. Learning the core principles, philosophy, and expanding sources of knowledge related to leisure and wellness. D. Recognizing cultural, societal, and individual constraints to leisure and developing a leisure lifestyle. II. To learn how leisure experience relates to a process for learning by: A. Understanding the concept of a leisure lifestyle. B. Understanding concepts for educating for leisure. C. Identifying major content areas addressed in leisure education . III. To develop knowledge and skill related to the facilitation of change in mastering assessment procedures and developing systems for learning by: A. Demonstrating skill in using formal and informal assessments. B. Identifying a progression of steps in the process of change. C. Planning and implementing group experiences that facilitate learning through leisure. D. Identifying strengths and areas of growth as a facilitator-educator. REQUIRED COURSE TEXT AND COURSE READER Ross, S. 2010 1
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COURSE READER – Purchase at Maple Press on San Carlos Street SJSU LIBRARIAN ASSIGNED TO OUR DEPT Paul Kauppila, Reference Librarian, paul.kauppila@sjsu.edu 408.808.2042 SJSU King Library URL is: www.sjlibrary.org/gateways/academic/ COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS * I only accept electronic copies of all papers and written documents. * You can find all course handouts and calendar at: www.sjsu.edu/people/susan.ross/courses A. PEER TEACHING, HOMEWORK, AND DISCOURSE All classes will be discussion based, starting with a question, a challenge, or a problem. You will be expected to be able to contribute to the discussion, ask enabling questions, and facilitate others’ learning and intellectual growth. Students will be assigned peer teaching dates to teach assigned sections of the reading. Students are expected to prepare notes to engage their peers in a dialogue or discussion not a monologue. Students will prepare written questions for the Robinson reading.
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