The Business and Leisure ZAA 106


This week you will explore leisure participation. You will be taken through exercises relating to your week of lifestyle that you worked through in week one in preparation for your first tutorial. You will be guided through sport and recreation data as a case study of leisure participation in Australia. Hopefully you have read chapter one of Australian Leisure (your official text).

Review your seven day lifestyle analysis

Reflect on the following questions:

Your first video is from 1950 and called “Better Use of Leisure Time” and provides an example of leisure participation in 1950. While watching this clip please consider how the world has changed since then.

Better use of leisure time | 10:32 mins


In contrast to the above video from 1950, please watch this video of Professor Dr. Ulrich Reinhardt. He delivered this talk at TEDxBerlin 2012 "Future 3.0".

Leisure Time 3.0 or What We Really Like to Do | Dr Ulrich Reinhardt | 13:56 mins

Reflecting on this video please visit the Week 2, Discussion 1 and respond to the following questions:

i. How does their analysis of their weeks activities relate to the information provided by Professor Reinhardt’s presentation?

ii. How does your analysis of your week compare to the information provided by Professor Reinhardt?

Please then take a look at the responses of fellow students. Feel free to comment on their responses to begin a discussion around leisure participation and the changing environment.

Session 1: Leisure Participation

The next video [5:04 mins] by Dr John Tower introduces this week’s concept of ‘leisure participation’. Dr Tower focusses on exploring the benefits of different types of leisure experiences. It also explores your seven day lifestyle tracking.

Within the above lecture was an invitation to participate in Discussion 2 for Week 2.

Session 2: Leisure Participation Data

What are some benefits of leisure participation?

The second video [20:12 mins] by Dr John Tower focusses on analysing leisure participation data. He does this through bringing is stories and approaches of how people view the world to contextualise our data.

It examines some of the data in chapter four of your text for this subject. As suggested by John in the previous video, please take the time to have a read through this chapter four of your as it provides some more in depth detail of the content.

Below is a slide show of the data slides from John’s second video.

Within the above lecture was an invitation to participate in Discussion 3 for Week 2 What does data mean?

The final video I would like you to view is “What Activities Make Us Feel Good?”. In this video Therapists Dr Marie Hartwell-Walker and Dr Daniel J. Tomasulo talk about what kinds of activities make people feel good and happier. They discuss the 1950s work of Nash on leisure time.

What Activities Make Us Feel Good? | 4:42 mins


Please consider what items from your lifestyle week activity make you feel good and happier. Reflect in your portfolio on the items that make you feel good and happier and where in the four points above they sit, and why. This may assist you with assessment task one.

Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS)

References and Resources

Reference: Nash, J. B. (1953). The philosophy of recreation and leisure. Dubuque, LA: William C. Brown


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