You will be required to submit the assignment online via Turnitin by the due date. No hard copy is required. No coversheet is required.
Feedback will be via the vUWS site, using Grademark. Students are encouraged to read through and consider their feedback as a learning strategy to improve their knowledge and practice.
Length: 1500 words (± 10%), excluding reference list.
An advocacy paper aims to garner support for a cause. They are frequently used by community-led organisations to lobby and pressure government to address an issue that they consider to be worthwhile and that is lacking policy, visibility or general action from government organisations.
By writing an advocacy paper for the right to leisure, students will have the opportunity to bring together all the knowledge gained throughout the semester and use it to argue for the recognition of the benefits of leisure for a specific group of people and, through this process, be better able to advocate in future for the importance of leisure for the lives of all individuals and communities.
Step 1: Choose a population group of your interest from the list below:
• Individuals who are homeless
• People with disabilities
• People imprisoned or in forced detention
• People who are unemployed
• People living in aged care facilities
• Children in foster care
• Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islands peoples Step 2:
You will identify the current member for your State electorate and write a letter directed to them advocating for the right to leisure of your chosen group.
You will need to demonstrate how this particular group has been deprived of the right to leisure and argue why and how they would benefit from leisure participation, using evidence from the academic literature to support your claims.
You should also acknowledge the challenges of addressing this issue.
You will then need to present 3 recommendations on how the government could support this population group’s access to leisure, again using the academic literature to support your recommendations.