|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Focused on sports education, community sport, and the important role the media plays in sport, this subject examines the place and significance of sport in Australia as a form of social education.
It examines both historical and contemporary issues related to the growing tensions between sport’s traditional role as a form of moral education and the emergence of sport as a commercial commodity. It explores the changing definitions of sport and the purpose sport serves in contemporary society. This analysis of sport education and community sport is informed by an investigation of the growing role and responsibilities of the media in shaping sports.
It will include topics such as elite sport versus sport for all, health and participation rates, social welfare, gender, violence, race and ethnicity. It will focus on current events in sport and how these issues impact on teaching and learning.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the course it is expected that students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the changing place and practice of sport and physical education in the curriculum of Australian schools.
- Explain why sport and physical activity assume such importance in lives of many young Australians.
- Illustrate how sports programs can be used to engage young people with education and provide opportunities for socialization into Australian culture.
- Identify major social and educational issues arising from tensions between the traditional model of sport in schools and community settings, and a model of sport as a commercial commodity in Australia.
- Describe how elite level commercial sport can impact on learning and on the practice of community-based sport and sport in schools.
- Analyse the role and obligations of the media in the reporting of sport and the various social issues that it raises.
- Understand the pedagogical role of the media and the implications for learning outcomes in education.
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Summaries of selected readings (400 words in total) submitted at the end of semester (10%).
- A Case Study examining a particular sport-related situation or scenario (1600 words) due mid semester (40%)
- Analysis of the representation of a current sporting event/issue in the media (2000 words) due at the end of semester (50%)
This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.”
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Anna Krohn Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Contact Hours: One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour workshop per week. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Anna Krohn Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Contact Hours: One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour workshop per week. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Subject reader or readings online.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.