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									UNIVERSITY MODULAR FRAMEWORK -MODULE SPECIFICATION

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SCHOOL *                           Northampton Business School

DIVISION *                         NBS Marketing & Entrepreneurship Division

FIELD*                             Leisure Management and Languages

MODULE TITLE*                      The Management of Lifestyle Choices


MODULE CODE *                  LEVEL*           CREDIT VALUE*                    CO-ORDINATOR

                               5                20                               Anna Marie Borley
LEI2012



DELIVERY MODE(S)*               Standard
DELIVERY                        UON
LOCATION(S)*

PRE-REQUISITES*:

None

CO-REQUISITES*:

None

RESTRICTIONS*:

None


SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS*:

This module has no supplementary regulations

DESCRIPTION*:

There is an increasing need for leisure lifestyle businesses and organisations to create
experiences which are memorable for consumers, given the societal changes and
influences which have shaped the modern leisure industry. This module aims to
provide a holistic overview of management issues and considerations which
encompass the leisure lifestyle industry, consisting of tourism, events, recreation,
hospitality, fitness, wellbeing and retail (the service sector). The module will

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demonstrate how consumer choices are managed through the various forms of
modern leisure pursuit.



OVERALL AIM(S) FOR THE MODULE* (Max 2 bullet points)

·       To develop an in-depth understanding of the management of consumer choices
        within the leisure lifestyles industry
·       To examine the approaches and considerations involved in managing the
        'experience economy'



LEARNING OUTCOMES*: (Max of 10)

On successful completion of the module students will be able to:

Knowledge and Understanding

a)      Critically reflect on the management of the 'experience economy' across the
        leisure lifestyles industry
b)      Evaluate the development of the leisure lifestyles agenda in terms of the
        management of cultures, increasing use of technology, sustainability and
        quality
c)      Evaluate the changing global nature of management within the leisure lifestyles
        industry, and the impact that this may have on future management criteria

Subject-specific Skills

d)      Understand the range of tools and analytical approaches used when managing
        lifestyle choices
e)      Evaluate the management issues associated with development of the leisure
        lifestyles industry, using case studies as a context for analysis
f)      Critically reflect on the changes in management of consumer choices in terms
        of global development
g)      Demonstrate an ability to synthesise inter-disciplinary approaches to
        management of consumerism in the leisure lifestyles industry
h)      Critically assess and evaluate approaches to the management of consumer
        choices in the leisure lifestyles industry


Key Skills

i)      Demonstrate effective communication skills in a range of situations
j)      Develop and present a structured and logical argument




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INDICATIVE CONTENT:

·       The 'experience economy'
·       The structure of the leisure lifestyle industry, encompassing tourism, events,
        hospitality, recreation, fitness and wellbeing
·       Managing the consumers' experience and behaviour
·       Managing participation in the leisure lifestyle industry
·       Promotion of healthy lifestyles
·       Development of the leisure agenda
·       Cultural capital
·       Management of sustainability in the leisure lifestyle industry
·       Influence of technology on the management of leisure lifestyles and
        consumption
·       Managing quality and 'value-added' in the leisure lifestyles industry
·       Managing globalisation and impacts of development
·       The future management of the industry (lifestyle managers and coaches)



JUSTIFICATION OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY*:

The principle of the teaching and learning strategy for this module is to develop skills
to enable students to analyse the management of lifestyle choices within the broad
context of leisure lifestyles.
Lectures will be used to set the agenda of the topics to be studied. Seminars will
delivered to provide the leisure lifestyle industry context, and will give students the
opportunity to develop skills, lead debate, present findings and disucss models and
theories against the background of practical knowledge and observations of their own
experiences. Where appropriate, teaching materials will include case studies, videos,
topical broadcast materials, guest speakers and research papers.

Teaching, Learning + Assessment Activities                                 Study Hours
Lectures                                                                   26 hrs
Seminars/Workshops                                                         26 hrs
2 X individual assignments                                                 50 hrs
Self-directed study                                                        98 hrs
Total                                                                      200 hrs


CONTEXT*

This is a Standard Taught Module

ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE*

Assessment Items                                             Units Weighting Learning Outcomes
AS1- 1 X Individual report                                     2       40     a,c,f,g,h,i,j
PS1- 1 X group presentation                                    3       60     a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j




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ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


Demonstrate evidence of relevant research and reading through explanation,
understanding and referencing.
Present arguments clearly and succinctly using appropriate language.
Demonstrate a conceptual grasp of the material by evolving theory into practice.
Make conclusions and recommendations from the analysis of materials included in the
assessment.


APPROVAL/ REVIEW DATES:


Version: 2

Date of approval: 1st March 2011




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