That Was The Week That Was,
September 4–10, 2023

Dear all,

Last week the following items were published on (see below; language and publication dates, YYMMDD, in brackets). Click on the red headings to go to content. Utilize the Google Translate service to turn Scandinavian language pages into (some sort of) English.
Have a great week,
Kjell Eriksson

Feature Article

Tryghed og konkurrence: kan modsætninger mødes? [Safety and competition: can opposites meet?]

How can you find safety in making mistakes? The two sports psychologists Morten Bertelsen, F.C. Copenhagen, and Camilla Goul, Viborg FF, have worked in their clubs to create psychological safety for the players. Amy Edmondson has developed the modern research in psychological safety, where the phenomenon is closely related to learning, adaptation to change and improved performance. In this article, the authors tell how and with what results they applied Edmonton’s ideas in their respective clubs. (Published in Danish 230904.

Book Reviews

How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan, with a New Introduction, by Ken Reed

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Many sports fans are conflicted—they may love the games, but they are often alarmed by problems in sports such as corruption and health issues. In How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan, with a New Introduction (Rowman & Littlefield), Ken Reed argues that much of our sports culture is broken, driven by ego and greed. Malcolm MacLean finds much of interest to think about, but laments the fact that the book, originally published 2015, has not been updated with some important developments, and thus loses some of its relevance. (Review in English, published 230905.)

Teaching Physical Education: Contemporary Issues for Teachers, Educators and Students, by Gary Stidder

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Gary Stidder’s new book, Teaching Physical Education: Contemporary Issues for Teachers, Educators and Students (Routledge) assesses the landscape of physical education today and the issues that shape it as a curriculum subject, particularly in the era of COVID-19. In his review, Håkan Larsson commends the author’s jigsaw puzzle metaphor. The interrelationship between the pieces is well if not fully developed; however, our reviewer would have liked to see further analyses of the puzzle as a whole. (Review in English, published 230907.)

New Issues of Scholarly Journals

(We rely heavily on journal publishers delivering on their promises of new issue alerts. Sometimes they don’t.)

  • Event Management: An international journal, Volume 27, 2023, Number 3 (230904)
  • Sport, Education and Society, Volume 28, 2023, Issue 5 (230906)
  • Sports Coaching Review, Volume 12, 2023, Issue 2 (230906)

News items (calls for papers, vacancies, etc.)

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  • Vacancies | 17 fully funded PhD studentships in Sport Ethics and Integrity, to The Doctoral Training Network in Sport Ethics and Integrity (DAiSI). Apply no later than September 11, 2023 (230904)
  • Call for Papers | “Sport Hospitality and Tourism ”, Special Issue of Case Studies in Sport Management. Call ends December 1, 2023 (230907)
  • Call for Presentations | The Nordic–Baltic Sports History Congress 2023 | December 8–9, 2023, Jyväskylä, Finland and on Zoom. Call ends September 29, 2023 (230907)
  • Call for Papers | “Social Class, Sport, and Physical Activity”, Special Issue of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal | Call ends March 1, 2024 (230908)

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