This unit is designed to develop students’ awareness and appreciation of the critical issues and ethical dimensions as they are applied to contemporary issues in the sport science and physical education context. The unit will facilitate the development of students’ abilities to analyse critically various issues, policies, laws, practices, and relationships within sport and physical education.
Special attention will be given to explore partnership with industry and community in order to create authentic and contextualised experiences. As such, students will analyse critical issues related with diversity and inclusion and social change in Physical Education and Sport. Students conduct a project exploring diverse tools to evaluate the climate of physical education and sport programmes and develop strategies to improve the climates.
The awareness of those challenging and complex scenarios will be the base for developing their personal conceptualisation of sport and physical education and advocate for inclusive, sustainable and culturally relevant outcomes in physical education and sport science. Topics explored include inclusion and diversity, children’s rights and protection, ethical issues in high level sport and the impact on life-long sport participation.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Selected books and book chapters will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):