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EDUF3023 - Sport: Contemporary Educational Issues
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band seven
Domestic Fee: $3,690
International Fee: $4,200
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 1
Prerequisites: 42 credit points
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Steve Georgakis

Classes: 1x 1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks and 2-hr seminar/wk for 12 wks

Assessment: Seminar presentations (20%) and 1x 2500 wd work research project (40%) and weekly refelections (40%)

This unit of study dissects the role played by youth sport and sport in Australian society from an historical and socio-cultural perspective. Youth sport in this unit encompasses school physical education, school sport, organised community sport as well as any organised youth physical activity. This unit endeavours to place greater emphasis on theories that have emerged regarding youth sport and sport issues. These include how youth sport and sport in general have been constructed over time and how each relates to themes such as class, gender, age, ethnicity, sexuality, social identity, policy, politics commercialism, nationalism, terrorism and racism. This unit will encourage students to critically analyse how sport is both constructed and is produced in the context of particular social values and beliefs. The unit is structured in a way to encourage the development of arguments and ideas through tutorial presentations, research projects and a portfolio which relate to these topic areas. This unit of study is designed to encourage student-based multi-disciplinary inquiry as laid out by the Education III design. It is designed also to encourage students to become informed citizens and life-long learners.
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