This unit is designed for students enrolled in the College of Sport and Exercise Science and acts to facilitate international experiences and learning opportunities. Specifically this unit will call upon students to utilise the skills, knowledge and expertise that they have developed during their degree in practical and hands on scenarios in an international setting. The focus of this unit is for dtudents to begin to gain an understanding of their own cultural values and then explore the language, culture and sports system of the country that they are visiting, by engaging in reflection about a series of real life intercultural teaching and learning experiences. These experiences will be grounded primarily within volunteering in international sport and exercise settings such as schools, facilities and clubs. This will result in a broadening of your experience and understanding of sport and exercise, resulting in an ability to engage more critically, and with greater diversity, on one's return to Australia. This unit is designed for students in 2nd and 3rd years and enrolment in this unit is subject to an application process that requires approval from the course coordinator.     

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of other cultures and societies through sport and exercise in an international context;  
  2. Compare various sports settings and explain cross cultural similarities and differences;  
  3. Develop attributes in problem-solving, using information, oral and written communication, working autonomously and collaboratively and working in socially and culturally diverse contexts;  
  4. Develop long term relationships with future professionals in sport and exercise in the international location through sports engagement and various student interactions;  
  5. Connect their professional skills and knowledge (for example sports coaching, training etc) to international settings through a practicum experience.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Reflexive Journal of Experience Pass/Fail
Practicum Volunteer placement in international sports setting Pass/Fail
Minimum effective word limit of 3000 words in total, or equivalent

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