SP6012 - Equitable Practice for Sport

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What will I learn on this module?

This module is designed to help you to develop a critical appreciation of the concepts of equality and equity as fundamental principles underpinning sports development policy and practice in the UK. The module promotes critical self-reflection in relation to your own practice and future professional roles. Through examination of various ‘isms’ such as sexism, racism and disablism you will explore concepts such as discrimination and then look at the impact these issues can have on professional practice within sport development organisations. You will be encouraged to develop ideas and solutions to these problems consider how current industry practice could be improved.

How will I learn on this module?

The teaching on this module will include a combination mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops designed to allow you the opportunity to gain an understanding of the key theoretical concepts and then challenge them through interactive discussion and tasks with your peers. The module is one which emphasises the importance of challenging your own thinking and that of others and therefore many of the sessions will include topical debates designed to promote critical reflection. The module will also include a number of case studies and detailed examples from the industry to highlight the relevance of these concepts for practioners.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Staff teaching on this module will be available for individualised, pre-booked meetings at specified times for students. During these meetings students will have the opportunity to gain support for (but not limited to) module content, feedback relating to formative and summative assessments as well as general enquiries and issues specific to the module.

Additionally students will have access to a Discussion Board (found on the eLP for this module) where enquiries and issues relating to the module can be raised with module staff and student peers providing the necessary support across a general forum.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Show critical awareness of the differentiation between the concepts of equality and equity, and their role as fundamental principles underpinning sports development policy and practice in the UK.

2. Use a sociological perspective to critically examine “isms” and processes which discriminate against different social groups within society and sport

3. Employ planning skills in relation to the promotion and development of strategies for sports equity in one vocational context

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
4. Demonstrate the ability to challenge current thinking and practice through innovative problem-solving approaches to current equity issues.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. Be critically self-reflective in relation to how individual actions can reinforce or challenge inequities in sport.

How will I be assessed?

1. Project (pairs)
This assessment requires you to prepare professional materials for a relevant sport organisation:
a) Newsletter (1000 words)
b) Presentation (8 ppts)
(Addresses MLO’s 3,4&5)

2. Review (2500 words)

Select 10 key empirical research aticles on an issue from the taught content that encompasses inequality and inequity in sport. Write a review that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of relevant concepts, draws together key themes and identifies the implications of the research findings for either a local sports club or a physical education department in improving equitable practice. (Addresses MLO’s 1,2 & 5)

• Formative Assessment:

In seminars students will have the opportunity to debate and discuss the key theoretical issues surrounding management of sports development. Oral feedback will be received throughout the seminar tasks. In addition, students will receive written feedback on Assignment 1 prior to preparing for Assignment 2.

Students will receive both tutor and peer feedback on the tasks supporting the student/s in their completion of the formative assessments.





Module abstract

Through examining current research and industry practice this module will help you to develop a critical appreciation of the concepts of equality and equity as fundamental principles underpinning sports development policy and practice in the UK. You will have opportunities to discuss, debate and challenge the theory and practice which exists surrounding this topical issues. Throughout the module you will be encouraged to critically reflect on your own understanding of equity and to develop creative solutions which could be used in practice.

Course info

UCAS Code C6X1

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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