key definitions - AQA - opportunities for participation - chapter 10 in the book

chapter 10 in the AQA student book

key definitions such as play, recreation etc.

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Key Definitions ­ `concepts and definitions' chapter 10 ­ opportunities for participation
Play: an activity undertaken purely for fun with no other objective
Play characteristic ­ spontaneity: unplanned behaviour, unconstrained behaviour
Rules: codes of behaviour, conditions that govern behaviour or action
Negotiation: reaching an agreement through discussion and compromise
Socialisation: acquiring the skills and rules to enable you to interact with other individuals
Leisure: time during which you can relax, you have no obligations to yourself, work or family and
can participate in activities you choose
Recreation: activities that refresh and relax you after the stress of work and day-to-day life
Physical/active recreation: as with recreation, but these activities involve physical activity e.g.
playing badminton down the local sports centre with a friend
Lifetime sport/activity: a physical hobby that an individual can carry through their lifetime but can
adapt as they pass through stages of their life e.g. swimming ­ intensities will vary throughout a
Outdoor recreation: recreation that utilises the natural environment e.g. hill-walking
Adventure activity: outdoor recreation + risk/danger
Adventure education: adventure activity that is used to teach children, has educational objectives
Outdoor education: lessons, schoolwork or curriculum activity that takes place in the natural
environment e.g. a wildlife trail
Perceived/subjective risk/danger: the level of risk the performer thinks they are experiencing
(although they may not be) for example, climbing on a climbing wall ­ performer's body believes
they are in danger of injury if they fall when they are actually harnessed in and there is little
chance of injury. This is linked to their level of skill and experience ­ an experienced climber
would not perceive their danger to be very great on a climbing wall
Actual/objective risk/danger: the level of risk the performer is actually in, regardless of their skill
or experience. For example, mountaineering in harsh weather that could be fatal


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