SP3007 - Sport Project

What will I learn on this module?

This module is designed to build on the knowledge and understanding you developed during semester one, through the contemporary sport issues examined in Sport in the Headlines. This module provides you with the opportunity to further enhance your knowledge, as well as be involved in key problem-solving activities to apply your knowledge. You will use this module to identify and explore key areas linked to sport, your programme of study and you will do this through a problem based learning approach. You will focus on two stages of problem based learning. Firstly, you will work within a group on a real world problem and you will learn from this, the process of the problem based learning approach. Subsequently you will complete a second phase of problem based learning individually, for your summative assessment.

The summative assessment is a 2500 word written report. This will cover one case study. Within the assessment, you will explore potential solutions to problems that may arise in the “real world” of sport. You will also complete a formative assessment that will help you to develop solutions to problems. This will be a small group presentation where you will discuss a case study provided by the academic staff team.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn via a combination of lectures, seminars (small group sessions), tutor guided independent learning and independent learning. The lectures will expose you to key sport case studies, as well as guest lectures from industry practitioners who can provide you with examples of sport issues from the “real world”. Weekly one-hour seminars will be held to allow you to apply and discuss information from the lectures. You will also participate in IT workshops, which will allow you to work in small groups and individually on tasks that will support the completion of the assessment.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

The module teaching team will provide you with the necessary support in lectures, seminars and workshops. You will have access to teaching and learning materials on the ELP to help you prepare and reflect on sessions. The ELP also contains reading lists and discussions boards where you can ask questions and discuss weekly topics.

The seminars will provide you with weekly opportunities for direct and interactive formative feedback on you your progress and understanding. You will be able to engage in small group discussions with peers and you will be able to ask questions regarding the assessment during this time. Formative assessment and feedback on report writing skills will be provided. You will be provided with opportunities in seminars and workshops to get feedback on a draft of your work.
Staff are also available outside of formal teaching sessions for one to one support; staff contact details are made available to you on the ELP and you can usually book tutorials online with staff.

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?

By the end of this module you should be able to:

Knowledge & Understanding:
LO1 – Be able to select and analyse key sources of information for sport .

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
LO2 – Be able to generate and present evidence based solutions to case study problems.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
LO3 – Be able to display problem solving abilities and curiosity for sport.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a written report (100%, LO 1, 2, 3) that will address one case study.

Formative assessment and feedback on report writing skills will be provided. You will be provided with opportunities in seminars and workshops to get feedback on a draft of your work.

The feedback on the final assessment will be provided through assessment rubric with a key strength and weakness highlighted in summary text on the ELP site blackboard.





Module abstract

This module is designed to develop your understanding of how to creatively solve problems in the context of sport. Embedded within this module is the opportunity to learn from sport industry practitioners who will provide insights into their industry. The topics covered in these lectures will provide you with some key case studies and problems that may arise in the field of sport. The assessment will require you to address one case study/problem and provide an appropriate, evidence based solution.

Course info

UCAS Code C6N9

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time study or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad
1 other options available

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

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