We would like to invite you to join the Critical pedagogies in sport international network and attend its online launch later this month. The Critical Pedagogies in Sport (CPiS) is an international academic network which facilitates the sharing of information, expertise and practice focusing on teaching and learning in sports-based degrees. This international network is an Eleanor Glanville Institute (EGI) initiative and is rooted in the premise that social change and action is facilitated by evidence-based research.
Critical pedagogy reflects on and challenges the neutrality of teaching and learning (T&L) across levels and contexts. This philosophical approach examines the structural matrices involved in T&L that are linked to power, privilege, and experiences. The emphasis on pedagogies within this network, rather that pedagogy, is to encourage engagement from academics whose scholarship connects with strands or overlapping dimensions of practice, e.g., feminist pedagogy.
Sport, as a subject discipline is reflective of wider social, economic and climate injustices prevalent across society. The way in which sport is taught across degree programmes and the content covered is of value and significance to critical pedagogy scholars. The globalisation of sport and the wealth and privilege afforded to some sports and individuals provides a useful framework to understand justice and equality more broadly. The critical way sports disciplines are engaged with and taught has pertinence to wider issues faced by the sports sector and by society. By investigating and reflecting upon the teaching and learning practices within sports education scholarship there will be valuable repercussions for student learning and development and for the sector as a whole
Aims of Critical Pedagogies in Sport
The overall purpose of Critical Pedagogies in Sport is to facilitate, support and share valuable practice relating to teaching and learning. This will be achieved by interrogating what, why and how we teach in relation to inclusive education in sport. By undertaking this process, the network will re/view, challenge and address inequities in relation to teaching and learning which impact student experience.
The aims of Critical Pedagogies in Sport are as follows:
- To provide a space for academics who teach across sport programmes to share, discuss, collaborate, and challenge the way in which T&L is framed, delivered, and understood within HE.
- To host and facilitate network opportunities for critical pedagogical scholars to collaborate, innovate and create impact in teaching and learning practice in sport.
- To bring together evidence-based research on critical pedagogies in sport to inform and transform T&L in sports Higher Education.
Academics who currently (or aspire to) teach across degrees such as sports business management, esports, sports and coaching, physical education, sport and exercise science, sports psychology, and sports technology, amongst others, will find this network valuable.
If you would like more information about the network and/or to join Critical Pedagogies in Sport, please contact Dr. Hanya Pielichaty, Director of Student Inclusion (EGI) via email@example.com or connect with @CritPedSports on Twitter.
CPiS launch details are as follows:
|Date||31st October 2022|
|Platform||Microsoft Teams virtual platform|
|What||Introduction to CPiS and Research|
|How||Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an MS Teams link and register your place|
We look forward to collaborating with you.
Hanya, Belinda, Philippa, Catherine, Chris and Nik
Critical Pedagogies in Sport Team