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Sport, Leadership and the Community (EDUC30073)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeEDUC30073
Availability(Quotas apply)
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject looks at some of the key issues surrounding sport and its relevance to the school curriculum. These include elitism in sport, issues surrounding equal opportunity, such as disability, homophobia, racism and sexism. Other issues explored in the subject include gambling and the increasing commodification of sport, the changing role of sport and how schools and community programs are adapting to change and meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse population. It will explore what community sport facilities and programs are doing to address these issues and the leadership roles they have taken on in these areas. Students will have an opportunity to visit a range of sporting facilities and hear from a range of speakers who are experts in their respective fields.

This subject gives student an opportunity to give back to their community by producing a press release and educational media promotion as their major assessment task. They will work with a community group to highlight the leadership programs that this facility/club/organisation provides for its community.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject, students should be able to

  • Confidently present and express ideas and opinions both verbally and in written form
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of sport in the community
  • Explain why sport holds such a prominent place in the Australian psyche
  • Illustrate how sports programs can be used to engage people with the community and provide opportunities for socialisation into Australian culture.
  • Identify major social issues arising from sport, and the impact on the wider community
  • Describe how commercial sport can impact on society, and the effects and implications for grassroots and community-based sport
  • 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

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have developed a range of transferable, core generic skills, which can be applied across a range of settings, not only in education but also in the broader workplace.

  • Problem-solving skills,
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Improved skills in planning, organisation and written communication
  • Improved personal skills in oral communication and presentation.
  • Ability to work individually and as a team member within a community and a business setting.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills.

Last updated: 24 January 2018