EDUC30073 Sport, Leadership and the Community

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 17-Jul-2017 to 21-Jul-2017
Assessment Period End 22-Oct-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 18-Jul-2017
Census Date 11-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 15-Sep-2017

This subject has a quota of 75 students.

Places will be allocated based on date of enrolment until the quota is reached.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours (5 day Winter intensive)
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

It is highly recommended that students enrolling in this subject will have competed EDUC20068 Sport, Education and the Media, prior to undertaking this subject.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Miss Melanie Nash, Ms Anna Krohn



Subject Overview:

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.

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
  • Quizzes x 4 (equivalent to 800 words) due throughout intensive (20%)
  • Analysis of prescribed text (1200 words) due mid intensive (30%)
  • Press Release: a written task with accompanying material utilising digital technology (equivalent to 2000 words) due 13 weeks after end of intensive (50%)

Hurdle requirement: Minimum of 80% attendance at all scheduled lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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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.
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies
Related Breadth Track(s): Leading Community Sport and Recreation

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